Special Recongnition Rules

Program Requirements
Kennels – HOF

ASCA recognizes the kennels/breeders who have produced titled Australian Shepherds that have met the HOF requirements as set forth below.

A. Qualifying titles counting toward a Kennel/Breeders Hall of Fame are as follows:

  1. Agility: RS-O (Regular Standard Open) or RV-O (Regular Veterans Open) or RJ-O (Regular Junior Open) (only one of these per Australian Shepherd to count)
  2. Obedience : CDX (companion dog excellent)
  3. Tracking : TD (tracking dog)
  4. Stockdog : ATDd (advanced trial dog ducks) and/or OTDs (open trial dog sheep) and/or OTDc (open trial dog cattle).
  5. Conformation : CH (conformation champion), A-CH (altered conformation champion)
  6. Rally: RM (Rally Masters)

B. A Kennel/Breeder must have accrued twenty (20) qualifying titles on their progeny as follows:

  1. Ten (10) stockdog and conformation titles, with a minimum of three (3) in each, and
  2. The remaining Ten (10) in any category named in A.1-6 above.
Kennels – HOFX

BREEDER AND/OR KENNEL REQUIREMENTS 20 (TWENTY) QUALIFYING TITLES REQUIRED AS FOLLOWS:

A. SIX MANDATORY STOCKDOG TITLES (individually or combined)

Qualifying titles are:

  1. ATDc (Advanced Trial Dog Cattle) (1 pt) or
  2. ATDs (Advanced Trial Dog Sheep) (1pt) or
  3. RTDsc (Ranch Trial Dog Sheep/Cattle) (combined for 1 pt) or
  4. PATDs (Post Advanced Trial Dog Sheep) (1 pt) or
  5. PATDc (Post Advanced Trial Dog Cattle) (1 pt)

B. SIX MANDATORY CONFORMATION TITLES (Titles earned in HOF count towards HOFX)

Qualifying titles are:

  1. A-CH (Altered Champion) (1 pt) or
  2. CH (Champion) (1 pt)

C. FIVE ADDITIONAL TITLES IN EITHER PERFORMANCE, STOCKDOG, OR CONFORMATION AS NAMED ABOVE

Qualifying performance titles are:

  1. OBEDIENCE: UD (1 pt) (Utility Dog)
  2. TRACKING: TDX (1 pt) (Tracking Dog Excellent)
  3. AGILITY: (must earn ALL THREE Elite titles of Regular, Gamblers, and Jumpers) (1 pt)a) Qualifying Regular titles are: RS-E or RJ-E or RV-E (Regular Standard Elite or Regular Junior Elite or Regular Veteran Elite)b) Qualifying Jumper titles are: JS-E or JJ-E or JV-E (Jumper Standard Elite or Jumper Junior Elite or Jumper Veteran Elite)c) Qualifying Gambler titles are: GS-E or GJ-E or GV-E (Gamblers Standard Elite or Gamblers Junior Elite or Gamblers Veteran Elite)

D. THREE TITLES OF EXCELLENCE (A dog may earn more than one and two dogs must be titled in this category.)ADD: Two of the three titles must be titles that include stock and/or conformation.

Individual titles making up these specialty titles may be counted towards stockdog, conformation or performance requirements named above. Qualifying titles are:

  1. VCH (Versatility Champion) (1 pt)
  2. PCH (Performance Champion) (1 pt)
  3. ATCH (Agility Trial Champion) (1 pt)
  4. OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) (1pt)
  5. WTCH (Working Trial Champion) (1 pt)
  6. SVCH (Supreme Versatility Champion) (1 pt)
  7. SPCH (Supreme Performance Champion) (1 pt)
  8. MTD (Master Tracking Dog) (1 pt)
  9. RTCH (Rally Trial Champion) (1 pt)

Additional Requirement: HOF (Hall of Fame) MUST BE EARNED PRIOR TO PUTTING IN FOR HOFX (Hall of Fame Excellent).

Sires and Dams

Qualifying titles earned by an Australian Shepherd produced by a sire or dam counting towards that sire or dams HOF requirements are as follows:

  1. Agility: RS-O (Regular Standard Open) or RV-O (Regular Veterans Open) or RJ-O (Regular Junior Open) (only one of these per Australian Shepherd to count)
  2. Obedience : CDX (companion dog excellent)
  3. Tracking : TD (tracking dog)
  4. Stockdog : ATDd (advanced trial dog ducks) and/or OTDs (open trial dog sheep) and/or OTDc (open trial dog cattle).
  5. Conformation : CH (conformation champion), A-CH (altered conformation champion
  6. Rally: RM (Rally Masters)

B. Australian Shepherds produced by the Sire must have earned a combination of twelve (12) of the above named titles with a combination of three (3) Stockdog or Conformation titles and the remaining nine (9) from any area named in (A.1-6) above.

C. Australian Shepherds produced by the Dam must have earned a combination of eight (8) of the above named titles with a combination of two (2) Stockdog or Conformation titles and the remaining six from any area. named in (A.1-6) above.

Versatility

Minimum Requirements to be met for the VCH (Versatility Champion) title:

  1. CH or A-CH (regular class breed championship)
  2. Two OTD (open trial dog sheep & cattle) and one ATD (advanced trial dog ducks) in working
  3. One of the following five:
    a) CDX (companion dog excellent in obedience)
    b) CD/TD (companion dog in obedience/tracking dog)
    c) TDX (tracking dog excellent)
    d) Three Open Agility titles: Regular, Jumpers and Gamblers (standard, junior or veterans)
    e) REM (Rally Excellent/Masters)
Supreme Versatility

Minimum Requirements to be met for the SVCH (Supreme Versatility Champion) title:

  1. CH or A-CH (regular class breed championship)
  2. WTCH (working trial champion)
  3. One of the following:
    a) UD (utility dog in obedience)
    b) Three Elite Agility titles: Regular, Jumpers and Gamblers (standard, junior or veterans)
    c) REMX (Rally Excellent/Masters X)
Performance

Minimum Requirements to be met for the PCH (Performance Champion) title:

  1. Two ATD (advanced trial dog titles)
  2. Two out of the following four:
    a) CDX (Companion Dog Excellent in obedience) or ODX (Open Dog Excellent in Obedience) Only one per dog counts
    b) CD/TD (Companion Dog in Obedience/Tracking Dog)
    c) All of Open Regular, Open Gamblers and Open Jumpers (Standard or Veteran Dog in Agility)
    d) REM (Rally Excellent/Masters)
Supreme Performance

Minimum Requirements to be met for the SPCH (Supreme Performance Champion) title:

  1. WTCH (working trial champion)
  2. Two fo the following three:
    a) UD (utility dog in obedience)
    b) All of Elite Regular, Elite Gamblers, Elite Jumpers (standard or veterans in agility)
    c) REMX (Rally Excellent/Masters X)

99:02

Effective 1/1/03

add to HOF requirements passed April, 2002

Any allowed titles earned towards HOF Requirements prior to 1/1/03 will count towards HOF requirements after 1/1/03.

Any allowed titles earned after 1/1/03 must be earned under the new HOF requirements