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).

Requirements for GRCA OUTSTANDING SIRE (OS):

  1. A sire must produce at least five qualifying progeny.
  2. The five qualifying progeny must earn a combined total of 48 points. Points are based on AKC and GRCA titles earned as described below.
  3. At least three of the five qualifying progeny must each have a minimum of a seven point or higher AKC/GRCA title.
  4. Two of the five required progeny MAY have a combination of a six point title and a five point title or two six point titles.
  5. Points are not cumulative within a category and only the highest achievement earned in each category is recognized.
  6. Additional points may be earned by qualifying progeny. All titles below the five point level will only count towards the OS if earned by already qualified progeny. Should the titles of the five qualifying progeny not total 48 points, then additional points (including those titles worth less than five points) may be counted for those dogs already recognized as qualifying progeny by the point value of other titles earned.
  7. If major or minor championship points are to be used to qualify an OS or OD, the burden of proof lies with the owner of the OS or OD. GRCA will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
  8. 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. The three qualifying progeny must earn a combined total of 32 points. Points are based on AKC and GRCA titles earned as described below.
  3. At least two of the three qualifying progeny must each have a minimum of a seven point or higher AKC/GRCA title.
  4. One of the three required progeny MAY have a combination of a six point title and a five point title or two six point titles.
  5. Points are not cumulative within a category and only the highest achievement earned in each category is recognized.
  6. Additional points may be earned by qualifying progeny. All titles below the five point level will only count towards the OD if earned by already qualified progeny. Should the titles of the three qualifying progeny not total 32 points, then additional points (including those titles worth less than five points) may be counted for those dogs already recognized as qualifying progeny by the point value of other titles earned.
  7. If major or minor championship points are to be used to qualify an OS or OD, the burden of proof lies with the owner of the OS or OD. GRCA will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
  8. Any progeny with either an FC or AFC will count as two qualifying progeny towards the OD designation.

Schedule of AKC/GRCA Title Points for VC/VCX and OS/ODs

Points

Conformation Area

Performance Area

Field Area

Obedience

Agility

Tracking

Noncompetitive

Competitive

14

FDHF

12

FC or AFC

11

SDHF

OTCH/

ODHF

MACH/

ADHF

CT

***

10

GCH

UDX

VST

MH

9

CH

MX or MXJ

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

JH

3

RAE

NA or NAJ

WC

2

Minor points

RA or RE

NAP or NJP

1

CCA

RN

GRCA