PERFORMANCE AND THE HALL OF FAME

Roberta Berman

Once upon a time, when the Hall of Fame was first proposed getting a dog into it was a relatively simple process. All you needed to do was show the dog until it had acquired 800 or more points and then finish one of its’ puppies, or breed a dog until it had 8 champion puppies and then put 10 breed points on it. Not all that difficult, as long as you had a good dog, or one who reproduced well, and produced nice, finishable puppies.

BUT, someone asked, what do we do with those wonderful dogs that also do great things, but aren’t champions and will never reproduce? In other words, what do we do with performance dogs? Since it was necessary to have credit in least two disciplines before a dog could get into the Hall Of Fame, this could be problematic. We found a way, but it wasn’t all that easy. There were dogs out there that only did Obedience, nothing else. It was truly a problem.

Not so today.... Do you want to get your dog into the Hall Of Fame? Do you want to enjoy your time with him/her? Do you want to form a really strong bond with your puppy? Do performance. These days we have more than one venue where we can play with our pets. There’s Obedience, Rally, Agility (for the physically fit only, please... human... not dog... well... dog too), Earth Dog, Tracking and anything else the AKC might decide our dogs are capable of doing.

In 2005 11 dogs were admitted to the Hall of Fame. Of those 11, 6 had performance titles. In 2006, we only admitted 9 dogs to the Hall, and of the 9, 5 had performance titles. From the beginning of the Hall of Fame until 2000, 12 dogs were admitted who did not have championships. Since 2000, 6 dogs have been admitted who have not been champions. This is a significant increase, and it can only continue as more and more of our dogs do other things. Join the crowd, have a good time, go play with your dog, get those titles... it is worth it in so many different ways.

8.2 Hall of Fame Point System

Inclusion in the Hall Of Fame requires a total of 800 points earned from two different categories or 1500 points earned in one category only.

The Committee shall compile points from the AKC Gazette Show Awards listings except

that copies of Temperament Test Certification, Canine Good Citizen Certification, proof

of Therapy Dogs visits and copies of Flyball titles shall be sent by the owner to the

Awards Committee Chairperson. Activities are limited to American titles only.

 

Hall of Fame as of January 2012

 

Conformation:

Conformation – General

(Cumulative)

Championship earned…………….100 points

Grand Champion……………………100 points

For all levels of Grand Championship…..100 points per level

Best in Show …………….….…..…..125 points

Group 1…………………………....…..100 points

Group 2……………………………….…75 points

Group 3…………………….…………….50 points

Group 4……………………….………....25 points

 

BOV 2-5 dogs competing.........5 points

6-10 dogs……………………10 points

11-15 dogs ……………..….15 points

16-20 dogs ………………….20 points

over 20 dogs……..…………25 points

 

Conformation – National Specialty

(Cumulative)

Best of Breed……………….………….100 points

Best of Opposite Sex to Breed…….50 points

Best of Variety………………………….100 points

Best of Opposite Sex to Variety……50 points

Award of Merit……………………….....25 points

Winners Dog/Bitch………………….....25 points

Best of Winners………………………....25 points

Grand Sweepstakes Winner..……....50 points

Variety Sweepstakes Winner………..25 points

Variety Sweepstakes BOS……….……15 points

 

No additional points will accrue to these

winners based upon the number of

Manchesters defeated by these wins.

 

Companion Events:


Agility:

Novice Agility………………………………25 points

Open Agility………………………………..50 points

Agility Excellent…………………………..75 points

Master Agility Excellent…………….…100 points

Master Agility Champion………….…..150 points

Triple Qualifer Excellent………………150 points

Preferred Agility Champion……….…150 points

 

Jumpers title points are the same as

standard titles.

Fast class title points are the same as Standard titles.

Class Placements (in classes of more than 8):

 

First……………………………………………..50 points

Second……………………………………..…..40 points

Third…………………………………….………30 points

Fourth…………………………………..………20 points

Class placements will be counted only in

classes where title is earned.

Class Placements (in classes 8 or fewer):

First……………………………………………25 points

Second……………………………………….20 points

Third………………………………………….15 points

Fourth………………………………………..10 points

 

Qualifying score in same class title is earned,

provided the dog does not place in class…10

points

 

Obedience:

Companion Dog…………………...……..50 points

Companion Dog Excellent……...…....75 points

Utility Dog………………………….....….100 points

Utility Dog Excellent…………….....….150 points

Obedience Trial Champion…...…..…200 points

Obedience Master……………………….100 points

 

High In Trial (20 dogs or more total entered in the trial)……100 points

High In Trial (fewer than 20 dogs total entered in the trial)...50 points

Class Placements (in class with more than 20 dogs):

 

First…………………………………………100 points

Second………………………..…………….75 points

Third……………………………….…………50 points

Fourth………………………………………..25 points

Class Placements (20 Dogs or fewer):

First…………………………………....…….50 points

Second……………………………………….40 points

Third…………………………………….……30 points

Fourth…………………………………..…...20 points

 

Qualifying Score in same class after title is

earned, provided the dog does not place in

class…………………………………………..10 points

Non-regular titling classes……………..25 points

No points for class placements or qualifying scores

 

Rally:

Rally Novice……………………………………25 points

Rally Advanced……………………………… 25 points

Rally Excellent…………………………………25 points

Rally Advanced Excellent....................25 points

Rally Placements:

First……………………………………….……….25 points

Second………………………………..………….20 points

Third……………………………………..……….15 points

Fourth…………………………………….………10 points

 

Five (5) points for each qualifying score earning a

title, provided the dog did not place in the class.

NOTE: All future agility classes and regular and non-regular obedience

classes will use the point schedule listed for currently approved classes.

Coursing Ability Tests: All titles earned in this category: 25 per title.

 

Tracking:

Tracking Dog…………………..……….....100 points

Variable Surface Tracker…………….…150 points

Tracking Dog Excellent…………….….…150 points

Tracking Champion………………………..100 points

 

Citizenship: This is to be a separate category

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)...25 points

Temperament Tested (TT)…..50 points

Therapy Dog ….Ten (10) documented visits

within a one (1) year period………..100 points

 

Earth Dog Titles

Junior Earth Dog…………………………...…50 points

Senior Earth Dog………………………..…….75 points

Master Earth Dog……………………..…….100 points

Earth Dog Qualifying run after title……..10 points

Flyball Titles

Flyball Dog………………………………..……25 points

Flyball Dog Excellent……………….…..…..25 points

Flyball Dog Champion……………….……..25 points

 

Accomplishments of Offspring:

Sires: 50 points for first title only earned by offspring.

Dams: 50 points for first title only earned by offspring.

If a dog goes into the Hall of Fame based upon 800 points, the dog may not earn more than 500 points in any one venue.

The Board and the Hall of Fame Committee reserve the right to change the point schedule as the need arises.

 

THE REGISTER OF MERIT

The Register of Merit is intended to honor those dogs which have reproduced well.  In order to become a ROM dog, the dog has to have a minimum of four Champion get or dogs with advanced performance titles such as a CDX, RA or any advanced Agility title.  Register of Merit certificates are supplied by the Awards Committee upon the request of the owner of the dog.

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