Alison Strang Versatility Challenge

The Alsion Strang Versatility Challenge is to recognize outstanding achievement by a Toller in multiple venues and to promote continued versatility in the Breed.

General Information

To qualify for this award a dog must complete either a CKC Championship Title and/or a CKC Field Title.    Only these two Titles can be completed prior to the 2-year time-frame as laid out below.  A dog must then obtain CKC Certificates in a minimum of 3 additional separate venues. Title Points are cumulative.  A Minimum of 5 Titles are required and must be achieved in the 2-year time-frame between National Specialties.  There is no maximum for titles earned.

There will be a GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE awarded to the top 3 qualifying Dogs.  The Award is to honour the top 3 dogs in the specified 2-year period.  Any one dog can only receive each level, BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD a maximum of one time.  If a dog receives the Bronze Award, he/she is still eligible to receive the Silver or Gold.  If a dog is awarded Silver he/she is still eligible for the Gold.  If a dog is awarded Gold he/she is no longer eligible for this award.

Copies of all CKC Certificates are required as evidence of completed Titles in order to be counted towards your point total.  Partially completed legs will not be counted.

Title Certificates must be submitted by April 30 prior to the upcoming Specialty.

Any Certificates received after this date will not count.

The time-frame to complete the requirements is from January 1 to January 1 coinciding with the National Specialty years, ie 2021, 2023 etc.  This is to allow enough time for Certificates to be received from the CKC and then sent in to be calculated for your point total.

The Points awarded are cumulative and are totaled based on certificates received by April 30 prior to the National Specialty in the 2-year period.  For example, if a dog receives a CD and CDX in the same 2-year period, the points for the CD would be 2 points and the points awarded for the CDX would be 4 points.  Both Titles will count towards the dog’s total.  This is applicable across all the eligible events.

The points for BISS, BOSS, SELECT DOG and SELECT BITCH from the previous National Specialty only can be included as part of a dog’s total points in order to accommodate the tallying of points so that the award can be given out at the following Specialty Banquet Dinner.

This award will be given out every 2 years. If the recipient is not in attendance at the specialty banquet the award will be sent to them.

All EVENTS other than BISS, BOSS, SELECT DOG and SELECT BITCH will require proof of a Certificate of completion.

This Award is for Canadian Kennel Club Titles only.

Only Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada members are eligible for this award.  Members must be in good standing with the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada and must maintain their membership during the qualifying time-frame.  A lapse in payment of membership dues will result in disqualification from the Alison Strang Versatility Challenge.

The NSDTRCC reserves the right to add in other venues when the CKC develops new events and there are multiple Tollers competing in the event.

CONFORMATION

CHAMPION

2 POINTS

ALTERED CHAMPION

2 POINTS

GRAND CHAMPION

3 POINTS

GRAND CHAMPION EXCELLENT

5 POINTS

**SELECT DOG AT NATIONAL SPECIALTY

5 POINTS

**SELECT BITCH AT NATIONAL SPECIALTY

5 POINTS

**BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX AT NATIONAL SPECIALTY

7 POINTS

**BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW AT NATIONAL SPECIALTY

10 POINTS

**THE POINTS AWARDED FOR SELECT DOG, SELECT BITCH, BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX AND BEST IN SHOW ARE ONLY APPLICABLE FROM THE PREVIOUS NATIONAL SPECIALTY THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 2 YEAR TIMEFRAME REQUIREMENT.

FIELD

WORKING CERTIFICATE (WC)

2 POINTS

WORKING CERTIFICATE INTERMEDIATE (WCI)

3 POINTS

WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT (WCX)

5 POINTS

JUNIOR HUNTER (JH)

3 POINTS

SENIOR HUNTER (SH)

5 POINTS

MASTER HUNTER (MH)

8 POINTS

GRAND MASTER HUNTER (GMH)

10 POINTS

NATIONAL MASTER HUNTER (NMH)

10 POINTS

OBEDIENCE

PRE-NOVICE (PCD)

1 POINT

NOVICE (CD)

2 POINTS

NOVICE INTERMEDIATE (CDI)

3 POINTS

OPEN (CDX)

4 POINTS

UTILITY (UD/OTCH)

5 POINTS

OTCHX

7 POINTS

MOTCH

8 POINTS

GMOTCH

10 POINTS

RALLY OBEDIENCE

NOVICE (RN)

1 POINT

INTERMEDIATE (RI)

2 POINTS

ADVANCED (RA)

3 POINTS

EXCELLENT (RE)

5 POINTS

ADVANCED EXCELLENT (RAE)

6 POINTS

MASTER (RM)

7 POINTS

RALLY MASTER EXCELLENT (RMX)

8 POINTS

RALLY CHAMPION (RCH)

9 POINTS

RALLY GRAND CHAMPION (RGCH)

10 POINTS

TRACKING

TRACKING DOG (TD)

2 POINTS

TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT (TDX)

5 POINTS

URBAN TRACKING DOG (UTD)

3 POINTS

URBAN TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT (UTDX)

5 POINTS

TRACKING DOG CHAMPION (TDCH)

10 POINTS

AGILITY

STANDARD

NOVICE (AGN)

2 POINTS

INTERMEDIATE (AGI)

3 POINTS

EXCELLENT (AGX)

5 POINTS

MASTERS (AGXM)

10 POINTS

JUMPERS

NOVICE JUMPERS (AGNJ)

1 POINT

INTERMEDIATE JUMPERS (AGIJ)

2 POINTS

EXCELLENT JUMPERS (AGXJ)

4 POINTS

AGILITY MASTER CHAMPION (AG.M.CH)

8 POINTS

GRAND AGILITY MASTER CHAMPION (G.AG.M.CH)

10 POINTS

BARN HUNT

RATN (NOVICE)

1 POINT

RATN (OPEN)

3 POINTS

RATO (SENIOR)

5 POINTS

RATS (MASTER)

7 POINTS

RATCH

8 POINTS

RATCHX

10 POINTS

SCENT DETECTION

INSTINCT (SDIN)

1 POINT

NOVICE (SDN)

2 POINTS

OPEN (SDO)

3 POINTS

EXCELLENT (SDE)

5 POINTS

MASTER (SDM)

10 POINTS

CHASE ABILITY PROGRAM

CHASE ABILITY (CA)

1 POINT

CA EXCELLENT (CAX)

3 POINTS

CA EXCELLENT 2 (CAX2)

5 POINTS

CA EXCELLENT 3 (CAX3)

10 POINTS

DOCK DIVING (NADD)

DISTANCE TITLES

DIVISION NOVICE

1 POINT

DIVISION ADVANCED

3 POINTS

DIVISION EXCELLENT

5 POINTS

AIR RETRIEVE

DIVISION NOVICE

1 POINT

DIVISION ADVANCED

3 POINTS

DIVISION EXCELLENT

5 POINTS

THERAPY DOG

THERAPY DOG NOVICE (THDN) – 10 VISITS

1 POINT

THERAPY DOG (THD) – 50 VISITS

2 POINTS

THERAPY DOG ADVANCED (THDA) – 100 VISITS

3 POINTS

THERAPY DOG EXCELLENT (THDX) – 200 VISITS

5 POINTS

THERAPY DOG DISTINGUISHED (THDD) – 500 VISITS

10 POINTS

CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOUR

CGN

2 POINTS

Please send submissions to:

Dawn O’Leary              Email: doleary@xplornet.com

6830 Fernback Road, Stittsville, ON   K2S 1B6

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