GRCA Awards

Versatility (VC) and Versatility Excellent (VCX) Awards

The following are acceptable as documentation for titles/awards required for VC/VCX:

For all AKC titles: (any of the following)

  • Photocopy of AKC title certificate (only the most current certificate showing all AKC titles awarded to date is required)
  • Photocopy of “New Title” listing in AKC Awards publication
  • Photocopy of any GRCA Yearbook page showing the dog’s name and title(s)
  • Photocopy of the dog’s official show or trial record provided by AKC

For show awards (major/minor points): (either of the following)

  • Photocopy of show results in AKC Awards publication
  • Photocopy of the dog’s official show or trial record provided by AKC

For field trial placements or JAMs, or hunt tests: (any of the following)

  • Photocopy of trial or test report in AKC Awards publication
  • Photocopy of trial report in Field Trial News publication
  • Photocopy of dog’s official show or trial record provided by AKC
  • Photocopy of any GRCA Yearbook page showing the dog’s name and title(s) or placements

For GRCA Awards (Halls of Fame, WC, WCX, CCA): (any of the following)

  • Photocopy of official GRCA certificate
  • Photocopy of any GRCA Yearbook page showing the dog’s name and award
  • Photocopy of pertinent page from the GRNews column or event report

There may be occasional cases where other types of documentation would be acceptable, but the above should serve the great majority of cases.

Publication is made only of AKC and GRCA titles/awards. Do not include foreign or alternative registry titles, therapy dog designations, Canine Good Citizen certificates, etc. (The ONLY foreign titles that will be included in the dog’s name are field or bench championships in Canada.)

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GRCA Versatility Certificate (VC) and Versatility Excellent Certificate (VCX)

GRCA VC/VCX Program – Revised March, 2006 (Effective to January 1, 2006)

Mission Statement:

The Golden Retriever Club of America holds in highest esteem the versatility of those Golden Retrievers who reflect both the conformation and working attributes of the breed. The Versatility Certificate (VC) and Versatility Excellent Certificate (VCX) are awarded to those Golden Retrievers who exemplify that degree of versatility through a combination of accomplishments in each of the following areas : Conformation, Field and Performance.

Requirements for the Versatility Certificate (VC) and Versatility Excellent Certificate (VCX)

  1. Versatility Certificates and Versatility Excellent Certificates are awarded only when applied for and accompanied by supporting documentation (see VC/VCX Application).
  2. Versatility points are awarded for the highest achievements in each area: Conformation, Performance and Field.
  3. The Conformation area includes accomplishments in the Breed ring or CCA tests. The Performance area is comprised of titles in the venues of Obedience (including Rally), Agility and Tracking. The Field area consists of Hunt Test, Field Trial and WC/WCX accomplishments.
  4. The dog must have at least 1 point in each area of Conformation, Performance and Field.
  5. A total of 12 points must be acquired for a Versatility Certificate (VC). The Versatility Excellent Certificate (VCX) requires a total of 20 points.
  6. Points within a venue are not cumulative (Only the highest point title is recognized).

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

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

 

 

 

 

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