AKC 2020 Rally National Championship

As with so many other things this year, the 2020 AKC Rally National Championship which was to be held in June this year had to be postponed until December. Although they will not be competing this month, we should congratulate those Beaucerons and their dedicated, hard-working handlers who were invited to compete:

  • Grizzbee de la Pilgrimage CD, RN, SWN, CGC (Sue and Douglas Lewis)
  • Ch Olympia Bleue Chateau Rocher RN, FDC, CGC, TKN (Jasmine Sanders)
  • Niko des Barons Noirs Della Foppa CD, RI, CGC (Roxann Nydell)
  • River Rim’s Out in the Moonlight BN, RI, CGCA (Gabriella Z. Murdock and Sidney J. Wilcox)
  • L’Mystere Noir du Chateau Rocher RM2, RAE2, FDC, RATS, CGCA, CGCU, TKP (Robin J. and Ralph L. Gowen)
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AKC News

Sarah E. Price

As shows tentatively begin to take place again, the AKC (and most other trialing organizations) have issued guidance for safe participation and attendance. The AKC has a dedicated page on their website that includes best practices by sport, up to date cancellations, and other pertinent information.

They are also offering free breed webinars, which are open to judges and the general public, every day from 1:00-2:30 pm EST. If you are curious about conformation, a Conformation for Beginners class is also being offered free of charge.

The AKC is holding a Virtual Top Dog Challenge. You have to enter and submit a brief video through the associated portal on AKC’s website. Entries are open June 5th through 12th and winners will be announced June 17th-19th and cost $25. Videos must include a stack from the front, rear, and side, oral exam, gaiting, and free stack. A portion of the entry fee goes to Take the Lead.

As many of you already know, AKC also moved to allow Trick Dog and Rally Novice titles to be completed online. Competitors will need to set up one of five courses, video their run, and submit the video through YouTube (along with entry form and fees). The AKC will assign a Rally judge to score and qualifying scores are added to your dog’s record. As of now, this pilot program will end on December 31, 2020.

Just this week the Agility Course Test (ACT) program is also a virtual competition. It operates similarly to the Rally program with predesigned courses that must be completed within a time limit. These courses do require access to agility equipment but with two qualifying runs you can earn the ACT title.

Sports et Loisirs: Se Rallier

Sarah E. Price (with Victoria Paul and Sheila Mills)

Trialing Organizations:

  • AKC
  • UKC
  • CKC
  • USDAA
  AKC Rally

UKC Rally Obedience

CKC Rally Obedience

Trial Levels:

A or B

A or B

A or B (except Intermediate)

 

Novice (RN)

United Rally Obedience 1 (URO1)

Novice (RN)

 

Intermediate (RI)

United Rally Obedience 2 (URO2)

Intermediate (RI)

 

Advanced (RA)

United Rally Obedience 3 (URO3)

Advanced (RA)

 

Advanced (RA)

United Rally Obedience Champion

Advanced (RA)

 

Master (RM)

United Rally Master (ROM)

Master (RM)

 

Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE)

United Rally Obedience Excellent (URX)

Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE)

 

Rally Champion (RACH)

United Rally Obedience Champion (UROC)

Rally Master Excellent (RMX)

  

United Rally Obedience Grand Champion (UROG)

Rally Champion (RACH)

 

 Rally National Champion

 

Rally Grand  Champion (RGCH)

Courses:

 

 

 

 

Novice: Navigate course of 10-15 signs (start and finish do not count) with 3-5 stationary exercises on leash.

Rally 1 Class (RO1): Navigate course on leash composed of 15-17 exercises (shift, start, finish do not count)

Novice: Navigate course of 10-15 signs (start and finish do not count) with 3-5 stationary exercises on leash.

 

Intermediate: Navigate course of 12-17 signs with 3-7 stationary exercises and minimum of 3 Adv. Signs. No jumps, and course completed on leash.

Rally 2 Class (RO2): Navigate course off leash of 15-17 exercises

Intermediate: The Intermediate class is performed on leash, using exercises 1-118 except for Exercise 103 (Send over Jump). It consists of 12-17 exercises (not including Start and Finish) and uses a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 stationary exercises. Courses have a minimum of 3 Advanced level exercises.

 

 

Advanced: Navigate a course of 12-17 signs with 3-7 stationary exercises, off leash, and one jump

Rally 3 Class (RO3): Complete course composed of 15-17 stations off leash including Exercise 326 (Honor exercise, where dog performs while an honor dog sits in the ring. Both dogs are scored)

Advanced: Performed off leash, using exercises 1-118. It consists of 12-17 exercises (not including Start and Finish), 3-7 stationary exercises and requires one jump. Courses have a minimum of 3 Advanced level exercises, plus the required jump.

 

 

Excellent: Navigate a course of 15-20 signs off leash (start, finish, and call do not count) with 3-7 stationary exercises, 2 jumps. No patting leg or clapping allowed.

Rally Master Class: Complete course of 15-17 stations off leash, including Exercises 326 and 418 (Cloverleaf) after earning URO3 title.

Excellent:  Performed off leash using exercises 1-299. It consists of 15-20 exercises (not including Start, Finish, Call and the Sit Stay), 3-7 stationary exercises and requires 2 jumps (not consecutive). Courses shall have a minimum of 3 Advanced level exercises, and a minimum of 3 Excellent level exercises, plus the 2 required jumps and the Sit Stay exercise.

 

 

Advanced Excellent: Double qualify in Adv (B) and Exc (B) at the same trial 10x

 

Masters: Performed off leash using exercises 1-398. It consists of 16-20 exercises (not including Start, Finish, Call or Stand Stay), 6-9 stationary exercises and requires 2 jumps (not consecutive).

Cannot use verbal encouragement, verbal/signal commands only when appropriate, similar to formal obedience.

Signs:

http://images.akc.org/pdf/events/2017-rev-rally-minisignswdescriptions-1-2018.pdf

http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/2009RallySigns.pdf

https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Shows-Trials/Club-Forms/Rally-Obedience-Signs.aspx

 

Qualifying:

 

 

 

 

Three scores of 70 pts or better under 2 judges at 3 trials

Three scores of 70 pts or better (out of 100) under any judges at 3 trials

Three (3) qualifying scores of 70 points or more must be earned under at least two (2) different judges to earn a title in RA – RE. For RM, three (3) qualifying scores of 85 points, at least 2 different judges.

Titles:

 

 

 

 

R (Rally) N (Level)

U (United) R (Rally) O (Obedience) (Level)

R (Rally) N (Level)

Notes:

 

 

 

 

Must start at Novice, but can skip Intermediate, and work through levels. Do not need a RAE to go into Masters, RAE is also earned when working on RACH. Missing a sign in an NQ at all levels. Can redo in levels up to RM, except jumps, for a 10 pt deduction.

Must start in Rally 1; Barking and/or whining will get major deductions or DQ

Must start at Novice, but can skip Intermediate, and work through levels. Do not need a RAE to go into Masters; RAE is also earned when working on RACH. Missing a sign in an NQ at all levels. (Signs are the same as AKC at novice level only; they change at the intermediate level going forward).

Titled Beaucerons

First Beauceron to Title in Rally
Jarc Du Fond Des Camps, RN (June Plank)
  • Joppa Mes Yeux Vigilants RN (Adrienne Scott & Susan Bass)
  • Logos Mes Yeux Vigilants RN (Adrienne Scott & Susan Bass)
  • Glorifie Miracle Ame Magnanime RN (Angie Robertson)
  • Enya Des Vieilles Montagnes CD RA CGCA (Annette L Sexton)
  • Maleficent Du Sword ‘N Sorcery RN (Arial Harper)
  • Kafziel Von Der Funkhalde RN (Ashley Ducato & Jill Rose)
  • Mariposa Le Boulanger RI CGCA TKN (Carly Fryer)
  • Mariposa Le Boulanger RN CGC TKN (Carly Fryer)
  • CH Svajone’s Pour La Reine RN CGC (Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips)
  • GCH CH Genavie Du Chateau Rocher CD BN RN CAX CGCA (Carol Larimer & Karla Davis)
  • CH Armored Rose At Heaven’s Gate RA BCAT RATO CGCA CGCU (Carolyn Mills)
  • CH Vespa Warrior Soul RE RATO CGCA CGCU (Carolyn Mills)
  • Caliber Des Gardiens Du Chaos RN CGCA CGCU (Carolyn Mills)
  • Enzo Elpasso Psi Mysteria RN (Carolyn Mills)
  • Dusty Des Vieilles Montagnes BN RN CGCA CGCU TKN (Charmen M. Gentry)
  • Nomade Du Monde L’Amour De Ma Vie RN (Christina Hutton)
  • CH Falcor Mes Yeux Vigilants RN (Cindy Hartwell)
  • Lovell L’Amour De Ma Vie RN (Cindy Hartwell & Mrs. Elaine Christine Wallace)
  • Grand Lutin Kestrel PCD BN RN CAA CGC (Claire Poissonniez & Karla Davis)
  • Leader Of The Pack Du Chateau Rocher RN BCAT CGC (Crystal Joy Moore)
  • GCH CH Mehari De Haute Crete RN PT (Cynthia Burgess & Alex Zeilmann & Amelia Foreman)
  • Huntress Zora Bleue du Chateau Rocher BN RN CGCA (Daniel Robertson & Angie Robertson)
  • GCH CH Fredericka Du Chateau Rocher CD BN RE OA NAJ OJP CGCA (Deborah Baker)
  • Emerald Mes Yeux Vigilants RE (Debra O’Boyle)
  • Miss De Champreval RN (Dominique Barreau & Susan Bass)
  • Oracle Of Greatness Du Joie De Vie RA CGCA TKN (Dr. Amanda Ramage)
  • GCH CH Lazarus Des Siskiyous RN CGC TKI (Edith Elizabeth Thompson)
  • Paint My World Gold Du Chateau Rocher RN CGC (Graci Judd)
  • Ignatius Bleu De La Noe Du Jardin RA (Heather Dahlin)
  • Ile-Rousse Des Bergers De La Vallee RN (Jacqueline Plank)
  • Arc’s A Warrior For Your Soul RI CGCA CGCU (Jacqueline Plank)
  • Falco Del Mistero Nero RN (Jacqueline Plank)
  • Orc Bas Rouges De Lisica CDX RE (Jacqueline Plank & Derrick Adams)
  • Oras Warrior Soul RN (Jacqueline Plank & June Plank)
  • Arc’s A Warrior For Your Soul CD RE CGCA CGCU (Jacqueline Plank & June Plank)
  • Arc’s Magasin De Bonbons RN (Jacqueline Plank & June Plank)
  • GCH CH Isis Isis Baby Du Chateau Rocher CD BN RAE CA CGCA (Janice Bourell-Casey)
  • Elektra Des Ombres Valeureux RN (Jean Fryer)
  • Arc’s Regalessa BN RA CGC (Joie Sites)
  • Jarc Du Fond Des Camps RN (June Plank)
  • GCHS CH Maitrise Du Chateau Rocher RN CA RATN CGCA TKA (Karen Muller)
  • Arc’s Un Reve Realise CD RAE CA CGCA CGCU (Karen Romine)
  • Mirage De Haute Crete RN (Karen Romine, Dr. Patricia Princehouse, Alex Zeilmann & Amelia Foreman)
  • Isla Mystique Du Chateau Rocher BN RN CA CGC (Kathy Kimmeth)
  • Jamais Sans Toi Du Chateau Rocher RN (Lauren A Trathen)
  • GCH CH Magi’s Magik L’Amour De Ma Vie RI CA DCAT RATN DJ DN CGCA TKN (Linda Buffa & Cindy Hartwell)
  • Justice Served For Bleu Du Chateau Rocher RN (Lydia Zemouri)
  • Lokeilani Bleue Du Joie De Vie RN CGC (Marc & Terri Dicino)
  • Maya Du Coeur De Soleil BN RN AXP AJP OFP CAA DJ AJ (Maureen McLatchy & Elaine Giannelli)
  • Naga Des Barons Noirs Della Foppa RN (Michelle Martin)
  • Lundi Cotes Du Noires CDX RA CGC TKI (Jim & Kelley Norred)
  • Rebelle Avec Une Cause Du Chateau Rocher RA AX AXJ CA CGC TKI (Mrs. Cara N. Dixon)
  • River Rims Out In The Moonlight RI CGCA (Gabriella Zoney Murdock & Sidney Jean Wilcox)
  • CH Olympia Bleue Du Chateau Rocher RN CGC TKN (Jasmine C. Sanders)
  • Lucian De Gardien Des Chutes CD BN RE CGC (Katherine A Cushing)
  • Birdwing Oberklasse-Dieb RN (Shelby B. Vannarsdall & Susan Griffin)
  • Laisser Le Cote Sombre Dans De La Valle Katahdin RA FDC CGCA CGCU (Stacy Crivello)
  • GCH CH Hey Zeus Look At Me De La Valle Kathadin RN CGCA CGCU (Amelia Foreman & Alex Zeilmann)
  • Iroquois Des Vieilles Montagnes RN CGC (Annette Sexton)
  • Nimbus Mes Yeux Vigilants RA CGCA CGCU TKN (Ashley A Ducato)
  • CH Northern Star Of Blue Kisses Gardien Des Chutes BN RN CAA BCAT CGCA (Susan J. Walls)
  • GCH CH Harbin L’Amour De Ma Vie RN AXP MJP CA DS CGC TKP, Paige Johnson & Cindy Hartwell
  • Fabuleux Viper Du Chateau Rocher CDX RAE OA NAJ CGCA (Pamela Woodes)
  • Birdwing Odin War Lord At Defisja RN (Patrick & Diana Cagney & Susan Griffin)
  • Geneve Blanche Ame Magnanime RN (Raul Moreno)
  • CH L’ Mystere Noir Du Chateau Rocher RM2 RAE2 FDC RATS CGCA CGCU TKP (Robin J. & Ralph L. Gowen)
  • Niko Des Barons Noirs Della Foppa CD RI CGC (Roxann Nydell)
  • Vandermoor Hond’s Haliaka RN (Sarah Danielle Davis & Kim Phillips)
  • CH Great Expectations For Bleue Du Chateau Rocher RN (Shayanne Gates, Lydia Zemouri & Karla Davis)
  • Grizzbee De La Pilgrimage CD RN SWN CGC (Sue & Douglas Lewis)
  • Jeremiah Mes Yeux Vigilants RN (Susan Bass & Adrienne Scott)
  • Jurre Mes Yeux Vigilants RN(Susan Bass & Adrienne Scott)
  • CH Giving Mes Yeux Vigilants RN(Susan Bass & Adrienne Scott)
  • Arwen Rotterdog RN CGCU TKN (Susan Griffin)
  • CH Birdwing Nietzsche RN CGC (Susan Griffin & Jack Carney)
  • Birdwing Ode An Die Freude RI (Susan Griffin & Jack Carney)
  • CH Birdwing Not Just A Pretty Face RN CA CGCA CGCU (Susan Griffin & Jack Carney)
  • Hannah Du Chateau Rocher RN CGCA CGCU (Susan Griffin & Lena Hanna-O’Neil)
  • J’Adore Ustaritz De L’Ame Du Loup RE HT RATN CGCA (Susan Pamplin Griffin)
  • CH Jupiter Moon In Blue Du Chateau Rocher RE CGCA (Victoria Lea Paul)
  • Han Solo Du Chateau Rocher CDX RM CGCA TKN (Victoria Lea Paul)
  • Fleetwood Mes Yeux Vigilants RE (Wendy Bemis)
  • Princess Yue Du Chateau Rocher RN (Yvette Ornelas)
  • Can GCH Ame Magnanime Hugues Rebell BH AD CD RM CA HIC (Sheila Mills)