Information on Titles


BIS - Best in Show
BISS - Best in Show Specialty
WETT - Water Education Training Tested
CH - Champion
GRCH -  Grand Champion
TOPTEN - Top Ten dogs in the World for the breed
CD - Companion Dog
UAG1 - United Agility 1
UAG2 - United Agility 2
CGC - Canine Good Citizen


BIS
Out of all the dogs at the dog show only one dog will walk away with Best in Show. First dogs have to compete at the breed level which is broke up by age groups of Puppy 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, novice, American bred, and Open. the winner of each of these classes for boys and girls (because they are shown in the classes based on age and sex) come back to compete for the Best Male or the Best Female, The winners from these classes will then have to compete for Best of Breed against the Champions. The winner from here will go one to compete in Group.

All breeds are divided into groups of other dogs that do like jobs. The Golden is a hunting dog so it is in the group with all the other hunting dogs, and likewise for other breeds. The Group will be placed 1-4 this is where the title GROUP 1 comes into play. Only the dogs who win a Group 1 will go back to compete for Best in Show. This number varies depending on the organization and how they have the groups broken up. So the Dog who Wins Best in Show has essentially beaten every other dog at the show and the Judge says that this is the very BEST dog at the show. It is a very huge honor to win a best in show, Coming from a Judging perspective I personally know what it takes for a dog to win Best in Show in my ring. I have had the opportunity to judge some really amazing dogs in my Judging career and it’s been an honor and a privilege. Dogs who win Best In Show have to have something so much more then Breed type (while they do have to have this as well as structure) A Best in Show dog has to have class, flair, elegance, style, and grace. They need to be ever thing that breed is looking for and that much more. 

BISS
This is everything a Best In Show win is but more because it is just against certain breeds or a limited number of breeds or just a single breed.

WETT
To achieve the WETT title your dog must be able to: retrieve a bumper thrown into the water, fetch an object (usually a life vest) which was dropped from a boat, save a drowning victim by taking a life vest to the drowning person, swim with the handler, and complete a basic obedience handling test.
be able to distinguish a drowning victim from an ordinary swimmer and take the life saving device to the drowning victim, retrieve an object dropped from a boat (usually the oar) and return the object to the handler on the boat and then return to shore to wait for the handler to return, retrieve multiple objects placed in the water, tow a boat from a distance of 50 feet back to the shore, and retrieve a submerged object that is dropped in water belly deep to the dog.


CH
Requirements for Champion title. Championship points are awarded in accordance with the Point Schedule found elsewhere in this rulebook. To earn a UKC Champion title, a dog must

1. Earn a minimum of 100 championship points,

2. Earn points under at least three different UKC licensed Judges, and

3. Win three Best Male/Female (or higher) classes with competition at three different shows under three different UKC licensed Judges. 

1. Earning a competition win by going Best of Winners. If only one male/female dog is entered in the regular classes, that dog may earn championship points, but such wins do not count as wins with competition. However, if a Best Male and a Female is selected the dog that is awarded Best of Winners, will earn a win with competition.

2. Earning a competition win by going Best of Breed. A Best Male/Best Female who has no competition of the same or opposite sex in the regular classes may still earn a win with competition by defeating a Champion or Grand Champion of either sex for Best of Breed.

3. Earning a competition win by placing in the Group. At shows where Group competition is offered, a Best Male/Best Female with no competition in its breed may still earn a win with competition by winning a Group placement. A Group 4 win only counts as a win with competition if there are five or more breeds in the Group class.

4. Earning a competition win by winning Best in Multi-Breed Show, Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show, Best in Show or Reserve Best in Show. At shows where Best in Multi-Breed Show or Best in Show competition is offered, a Best Male/Best Female with no competition in its breed may still earn a win with competition by winning Best in Multi-breed Show, Reserve Best in Multi-breed Show, Best in Show or Reserve Best in Show.

GRCH
Requirements for Grand Champion title. To earn a UKC Grand Champion title, a dog must:

1. Win the Champion class at least five times with competition, and

2. Win the Champion class under at least three different UKC licensed Judges.

D. Competition for the Grand Champion title. Competition is defined as at least three dogs correctly entered and shown in the Champion class. When awards are withheld from other dogs entered in the Champion class (i.e., Reserve Champion) and a dog is declared the winner of the Champion class, the other dogs shall not count as competition. A Champion wining Best of Breed may count the number of Champions defeated as well as any Grand Champions defeated by winning Best of Breed to fulfill the requirements of a competition win towards the Grand Champion title.

Top Ten Competition.
A. Top Ten points. Top Ten points are automatically awarded at all licensed conformation events to each Best of Breed winner, who receives one point for each dog defeated in breed competition, provided that there are at least two dogs of any sex correctly entered and shown in that breed. Top Ten points are calculated based on the official event report submitted by the Event Secretary.

B. Top Ten competition year. Top Ten points are calculated from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

C. Publication of Top Ten standings. Regularly updated
D. Corrections to Top Ten standings. Corrections in Top Ten points or standings for any competition year must be promptly reported. Corrections to the Top Ten Standings received after January 31 of the following year shall not be considered.

E. Top Ten Invitational. The ten top-ranked dogs in each breed may be invited to participate in a Top Ten Invitational competition held in the year following the competition year.op Ten Competition.

UAG1
United Agility I Title (UAGI). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility I class or any combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.

1. Receive three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials in the Agility I class;

2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 170 points or more;

3. All three qualifying scores may be obtained under the same Judge.


UAG2
United Agility II Title (UAGII). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility II class. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.

1. Receive three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials in the Agility II class;

2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 170 points or more;

3. All three qualifying scores may be obtained under the same Judge.

United Agility I Title (UAGI). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility I class or any combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.

CGC
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.


BIS Am. CH Monarch's Legend of Sleepy Hollow "Puzzle"
Monarch's Prince of Thieves Northampton's Jabber Wocky Azorese Gay Bergeres
Fantasie of Northampton
Butterfly's uptown Girl Montrose Beau Jeste
Butterfly's Pollyanna
Monarch's sophisticated Lady Sandel's Leonardo Voncross

Jeta's Monsieur Gatt

Nik-Nak's Polka Dot Magic
Sandel's Rose Sandel's Ransom of Monarch
Monarch's Lady Jessica




Can. CH P-BISS Marron's Man of Distinction
 
Can. CH Marron's Talk Show

Can. CH Am. CH Arkeno's Everybodyz Talking
Can. CH Marron's Just the Ticket
Can. CH Marron's Tickety-Boo Can. CH Arkeno's Never Ending Story
Can. CH Marron's Just the Ticket