GRCA Awards

Outstanding Sire and Dam Awards

Mission Statement:

The future of the Golden Retriever rests with the sires and dams that produce each successive generation. In recognition of their contributions to the breed, the Golden Retriever Club of America awards the titles of Outstanding Sire (OS) and Outstanding Dam (OD) to Golden Retrievers whose offspring reflect the breed’s character and purpose. This degree of excellence is evidenced by the earned AKC and GRCA titles of these offspring. Those Goldens whose offspring earn the required number of points (as determined by the GRCA) through these earned titles will be awarded the title of Outstanding Sire (OS) and Outstanding Dam (OD).

2019 OS/OD REVISIONS

Requirements for GRCA OUTSTANDING SIRE (OS):

  1. A sire must produce at least five qualifying progeny.
  2. To qualify, each of the five or more progeny must have a minimum of a seven-point or higher AKC/GRCA title.
  3. The five or more qualifying progeny must earn a combined total of 48 points. Points are based on AKC and GRCA titles earned as described below.
  4. Points are not cumulative within a category and only the highest achievement earned in each category is recognized.
  5. Additional points may be earned by qualifying progeny. All titles below the seven-point level will only count towards the OS if earned by already qualified progeny.
  6. If major or minor championship points are to be used to qualify an OS, the burden of proof lies with the owner of the OS. GRCA will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
  7. Any progeny with either an FC or AFC will count as two qualifying progeny towards the OS designation.

 

Requirements for  GRCA OUTSTANDING DAM (OD):

  1. A dam must produce at least three qualifying progeny.
  2. To qualify, each of the three or more progeny must have a minimum of a seven-point or higher AKC/GRCA title.
  3. The three or more qualifying progeny must earn a combined total of 32 points. Points are based on AKC and GRCA titles earned as described below.
  4. Points are not cumulative within a category and only the highest achievement earned in each category is recognized.
  5. Additional points may be earned by qualifying progeny. All titles below the seven-point level will only count towards the OD if earned by already qualified progeny.
  6. If major or minor championship points are to be used to qualify an OD, the burden of proof lies with the owner of the OD. GRCA will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
  7. Any progeny with either an FC or AFC will count as two qualifying progeny towards the OD designation.

 

Points Conformation Performance Area Field Area
Obedience Agility Tracking
12 FC or AFC
11

 

OTCH MACH CT ***
10 GCH UDX PACH VST MH
9 CH MX or MXJ

or PAX

8 UD MXP or MJP TDX **
7 AX or AXJ SH
6 CDX AXP or AJP
5 OA or OAJ WCX
4 Major points CD OAP or OJP TD or TDU JH
3 NA or NAJ WC
2 Minor points RAE NAP or NJP
1 CCA RA or RE