Agility Title Listings

Agility competition is an incredibly popular and ever-growing dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course. Dogs must complete obstacles in a specific order laid out by a judge. Time and accuracy are key components of success, along with teamwork between dog and handler. There are several organizations offering agility trials. They tend to differ regarding course technicality, course tightness, speed and distance, physical demands, atmosphere, and class offerings. Most agility organizations have very intricate and complex titling structures with innumerable classes, levels, divisions, degrees of difficulty, and titling opportunities. For more in-depth information about agility than is presented here, we highly recommend that you contact the organizations of interest to you.

 

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American Kennel Club (AKC)

  The AKC agility program offers several ways to participate in agility, and includes regular, preferred, and FAST agility classes. Regular agility classes are part of the Master Agility Championship (MACH) titling program. Preferred agility classes offer lower jump heights and longer course times than regular agility classes. FAST classes are not part of the MACH titling program. Rather, they are additional tests of strategy, skill, accuracy, speed, timing, and distance handling that demonstrate a dog’s athletic ability and willingness to work with its handler in a fast-paced atmosphere over a variety of agility obstacles. All agility titles listed, except MACH, can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. MACH is a championship title. Championship titles are listed before a dog’s name. For more information, contact the AKC at http://www.akc.org; agility@akc.org; AKC Companion Events, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 ; or (919) 816-3747.    

 

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
NA Novice Agility The entry-level agility standard title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs in Novice A or B Agility under at least two judges.
NAJ Novice Agility Jumpers The entry-level agility jumpers title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs in Novice A or B Jumpers With Weaves under at least two judges.
NAP Novice Agility Preferred The entry-level agility preferred title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs in Novice Agility Preferred under at least two judges.
NJP Novice Jumpers Preferred The entry-level agility jumpers preferred title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs in Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred under at least two judges.
NF Novice FAST The entry-level agility FAST title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs with scores of 50 points or greater in Novice A and/or B FAST under at least two judges.
NFP Novice Preferred FAST The entry-level agility preferred FAST title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs with scores of 50 points or greater in Novice A and/or B Preferred FAST under at least two judges.
OA Open Agility Requires an NA and three qualifying runs in Open Agility under at least two judges.
OAJ Open Agility Jumpers Requires an NAJ and three qualifying runs in Open Jumpers With Weaves under at least two judges.
OAP Open Agility Preferred Requires an NAP and three qualifying runs in Open Agility Preferred under at least two judges.
OJP Open Jumpers Preferred Requires an NJP and three qualifying runs in Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred under at least two judges.
OF Open FAST Requires an NF and three Open FAST qualifying runs with scores of 55 points or greater under at least two judges.
OFP Open Preferred FAST Requires an NFP and three Open Preferred FAST qualifying runs with scores of 55 points or greater under at least two judges.
AX Agility Excellent Requires an OA and three qualifying runs in Excellent A Agility under at least two judges.
AXJ Agility Excellent Jumpers Requires an OAJ and three qualifying runs in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves under at least two judges.
AJP Agility Jumpers Preferred Requires an OJP and three qualifying runs in Excellent A Jumpers With Weaves Preferred under at least two judges.
AXP Agility Excellent A Preferred Requires an OAP and three qualifying runs in Excellent A Preferred under at least two judges.
XF Excellent FAST Requires an OF and three qualifying runs in Excellent A FAST with scores of 60 points or greater under at least two judges.
XFP Excellent Preferred FAST Requires an OFP and three qualifying runs in Excellent A Preferred FAST with scores of 60 points or greater under at least two judges.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
MX Master Agility Excellent Requires an AX and 10 qualifying runs in Excellent B under at least two judges.
MXJ Master Excellent Jumpers With Weaves Requires an AXJ and 10 qualifying runs in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves under at least two judges.
MXF Master Excellent FAST Requires an XF and 10 qualifying runs in Excellent B FAST with scores of 60 or greater under at least two judges.
MFP Master Excellent Preferred FAST Requires an XFP and 10 qualifying runs in Excellent B Preferred FAST with scores of 60 or greater under at least two judges.
FTC1 FAST Century 1 Requires an MXF and 100 additional qualifying runs in Excellent B FAST with scores of 60 points or greater. A numeric designation after the title indicates the number of times a dog has met the FTC1 requirements (e.g., FTC2, FTC3, etc.).
FTCP1 FAST Century 1 Preferred Requires an MFP and 100 additional qualifying runs in Excellent B Preferred FAST with scores of 60 points or greater. A numeric designation after the title indicates the number of times a dog has met the FTCP1 requirements (e.g., FTCP2, FTCP3, etc.).
PAX Preferred Agility Excellent A dog must achieve 20 double qualifying runs in Excellent B Standard Preferred and Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Preferred.
TQX Triple Q Excellent Requires the XF and 10 triple qualifying runs in Excellent B Standard, Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves, and Excellent B FAST. A dog must qualify 10 times in all three classes on the same day.
TQXP Triple Q Excellent Preferred Requires the XFP and 10 triple qualifying runs in Excellent B Standard Preferred, Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Preferred, and Excellent B FAST Preferred. A dog must qualify 10 times in all three classes on the same day.
NAC National Agility Champion The winners of the annual National Agility Championship in each height division.
PNAC Preferred National Agility Champion The winners of the annual National Agility Championship in each Preferred height division.
   

 

Agility Association of Canada (AAC)

  Agility Association of Canada (AAC) is considered the country’s leading agility organization at this time. Currently, the Canadian Kennel Club offers a small agility program with a few titles.   AAC offers a Standard agility class; Steeplechase; and four games: Gamblers, Jumpers, Snooker, and Team Relay. As of January 1, 2009, Team Relay was moved out of the Starters, Advanced, Masters, and Championship requirements and became a title stream unto itself.   Titles can be earned at three performance levels: Starters, Advanced, and Masters. All dogs must first run at Starters level, followed by Advanced, and then Masters.   There are also three class levels: Regular, Special, and Veteran, which differ by required jump height. Within the three class levels, there are up to five height divisions. All titles can also be awarded to Special and Veteran dogs and are designated with either an S or V preceding the title (e.g., SADC or VADC).     Once the coveted ATChC (or SATChC/VATChC) is achieved, dogs may work toward Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards of Merit, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence. For each Masters class, there are also Expert awards for each game and Versatility awards that recognize a combination of skills. These are all based on high numbers of qualifying scores. A Challenge class tests handling and speed at a world-class level.   All AAC titles, except ATChC, SATCh, and VATChC,, can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. ATChC, SATChC, and VATChC are championship titles. Championship titles are listed before a dog’s name.   For more information, contact the AAC at www.aac.ca/.

  

Title Title Name Titling Requirements
ADC Agility Dog Of Canada The entry-level agility title. A dog must complete three qualifying runs in the Starters Standard class under at least two judges.
SGDC Starters Games Dog of Canada The entry-level agility games title. A dog must complete two qualifying runs in each of Starters Jumpers, Gamblers, and Snooker under at least two judges.
AADC Advanced Agility Dog Of Canada Requires an ADC and three qualifying runs in the Advanced Standard class under at least two judges.
agdc Advanced Game Dog of Canada Requires an SGDC and three qualifying runs in each of Advanced Jumpers. Gamblers, and Snooker under at least two judges.
MADC Master Agility Dog Of Canada Requires an AADC and three qualifying runs in the Masters Standard class under at least two judges.
MGDC Masters Gamblers Dog Of Canada Requires an AGDC and four qualifying runs in Masters Gamblers under at least two judges.
MSDC Masters Snooker Dog Of Canada Requires an AGDC and four qualifying runs in Masters Snooker under at least two judges.
MJDC Masters Jumpers Dog Of Canada Requires an AGDC and four qualifying runs in Masters Jumpers under at least two judges.
MTRDC Masters Team Relay Dog Of Canada Requires two Starters, three Advanced, and four Masters Team Relay qualifying runs.
ATChc Agility Trial Champion Of Canada Requires four Masters qualifying runs (i.e., MJDC, MGDC, and MSDC) in each of Jumpers, Gamblers, and Snooker under at least two judges plus three qualifying runs in Masters Standard (i.e., MADC) under at least two judges.
MSCDC Masters Steeplechase Dog Of Canada Requires 10 qualifying runs in the Steeplechase game under four judges.

   

 

Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA)

  ASCA agility trials are open to all breeds. The ASCA titling structure is based upon classes (Regular, Jumpers, and Gamblers), divisions (Standard, Veterans, and Junior Handler), and levels (Novice, Open, and Elite). At each level, classes may be divided into A and B categories based on dog and/or handler experience.   The Standard division is open to all dogs at least 18 months of age. The Veterans division is open to any dog age seven or older, any handler aged 60 or older, or any handler who has a certificate of disability. The Junior Handlers division is open to handlers 17 years of age or younger.   Any title with an OP at the end (e.g., GS-E-OP) means that title plus Outstanding Performance based on points earned. Any title with an SP on the end (e.g., GS-E-SP) means that title plus Superior Performance based on points earned.   All ASCA agility titles, except ATCH, can be added after a dog’s name after they have been awarded. ATCH is a championship title. Championship titles are added before a dog’s name.   For more information, contact ASCA at http://www.asca.org/; 6091 E. State Hwy 21, Bryan, TX 77808-9652; or (979) 778-1082.

   
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
RS-N Regular Standard Novice The entry-level Standard class. A dog must earn 30 points.
RS-O Regular Standard Open A dog must earn 30 points.
RS-E Regular Standard Elite A dog must earn 30 points.
RV-N Regular Veterans Novice The entry-level Veterans class. A dog must earn 30 points.
RV-O Regular Veterans Open A dog must earn 30 points.
RV-E Regular Veterans Elite A dog must earn 30 points.
RJ-N Regular Junior Novice The entry-level Junior Handlers class. A dog must earn 30 points.
RJ-O Regular Junior Open A dog must earn 30 points.
RJ-E Regular Junior Elite A dog must earn 30 points.
JS-N Jumpers Standard Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
JS-O Jumpers Standard Open A dog must earn 20 points.
JS-E Jumpers Standard Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
JV-N Jumpers Veterans Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
JV-O Jumpers Veterans Open A dog must earn 20 points.
JV-E Jumpers Veterans Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
JJ-N Jumpers Junior Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
JJ-O Jumpers Junior Open A dog must earn 20 points.
JJ-E Jumpers Junior Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
GS-N Gamblers Standard Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
GS-O Gamblers Standard Open A dog must earn 20 points.
GS-E Gamblers Standard Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
GV-N Gamblers Veterans Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
GV-O Gamblers Veterans Open A dog must earn 20 points.
GV-E Gamblers Veterans Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
GJ-N Gamblers Junior Novice A dog must earn 20 points.
GJ-O Gamblers Junior Open A dog must earn 20 points.
GJ-E Gamblers Junior Elite A dog must earn 20 points.
ATCH Agility Trial Champion Requires Elite Regular, Elite Gamblers, and Elite Jumpers titles, along with the following:  1) a minimum of 200 points in the Elite Regular classes in one of the three divisions, including, completing an Elite Regular class with zero time or course faults, thus earning 10 points; and completing an Elite Regular class with 5 faults or less, thus earning 5 points;   2) a minimum of 100 points in Elite Gamblers in one of the three divisions, including, completing an Elite Gamblers class with zero time or course faults, thus earning 10 points;   3) a minimum of 100 points in the Elite Jumpers class in one of the three divisions after earning an Elite Jumpers title, including, completing an Elite Jumpers class with zero time or course faults, thus earning 10 points.   Each time the ATCH requirements are met, the corresponding Roman numeral designation will be added (e.g., ATCH-V, ATCH-X).

     

 

CANINE PERFORMANCE EVENTS (cpe)

  cpe’S agility program is aimed at “the dog and handler having fun while successfully competing for performance titles as a cohesive unit, achieved through positive training and teamwork,” but that certainly does not mean that CPE isn’t geared toward competition. Like other agility venues, CPE offers numerous competitive titling opportunities within a framework that includes six levels, several jump height categories, Veterans and Junior Handler programs, and groups (classes) that include Standard, Handler Games (Colors and Wildcard), Strategy Games (Jackpot and Snooker), and Fun Games (FullHouse and Jumpers).   In CPE, there are six levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Champion), and C (post C-ATCH) for each class. Titles are also split by jump height category (Regular/Veterans, Enthusiast, and Specialist). Enthusiast classes are 4” lower than regular jump heights, with 5 seconds added to standard course times. Specialist classes are 8” lower than regular jump heights, also with 5 seconds added to standard course times. There are no separate classes for Veterans or Junior Handlers, although handlers and dogs can compete as Veterans. Some Junior Handler titles are available.   CPE Agility Trial Champion (C-ATCH) and CPE Agility Team Extraordinaire (C-ATE) are the top-level CPE titles. Numeric designations increase each time the requirements are met for these titles (e.g., C-ATCH3, C-ATE5). There are also individual class Champion and Extraordinaire titles that are based on number of qualifying runs.   In addition, CPE offers various lifetime point titles, as well as optional Point Level titles for Levels 1 – C.   All CPE agility titles, except C-ATCH and C-ATE, can be added after a dog’s name after they have been awarded. C-ATCH and C-ATE are championship titles. Championship titles are added before a dog’s name.   For more information, contact CPE at http://www.k9cpe.com; cpe@charter.net; or P.O. Box 805, South Lyon, MI 48178.                         Given the breadth and complexity of CPE titles, the primary titles will be explained here in the following manner. All of these titles can be earned in the Enthusiast (T) and Specialist (S) categories and will be designated as such by adding a T or S in the title name (e.g., CT1-R, CSL1-H).

   
Title Title Name Level Title Category Titling Requirements
CL1-R CPE Level 1 Regular 1 Standard Two qualifying legs/runs
CL1-H CPE Level 1 Handler Games 1 Handler Games One qualifying leg in both Colors and Wildcard
CL1-S CPE Level 1 Strategy Games 1 Strategy Games One qualifying leg in both Snooker and Jackpot
CL1-F CPE Level 1 Fun Games 1 Fun Games One qualifying leg in both FullHouse and Jumpers
Cl1 Follows a dog’s name and signifies that all Level 1 titles have been earned, but is not a title certificate.
Cl2-R CPE Level 2 Regular 2 Standard Four qualifying legs
CL2-H CPE Level 2 Handler Games 2 Handler Games Two qualifying legs in both Colors and Wildcard
CL2-S CPE Level 2 Strategy Games 2 Strategy Games Two qualifying legs in both Snooker and Jackpot
CL2-F CPE Level 2 Fun Games 2 Fun Games Two qualifying legs in both FullHouse and Jumpers
CL2 Follows a dog’s name and signifies that all Level 2 titles have been earned, but is not a title certificate.
CL3-R CPE Level 3 Regular 3 Standard Six qualifying legs
CL3-H CPE Level 3 Handler Games 3 Handler Games Three qualifying legs in both Colors and Wildcard
CL3-S CPE Level 3 Strategy Games 3 Strategy Games Three qualifying legs in both Snooker and Jackpot
CL3-F CPE Level 3 Fun Games 3 Fun Games Three qualifying legs in both FullHouse and Jumpers
CL3 Follows a dog’s name and signifies that all Level 3 titles have been earned, but is not a title certificate.
CL4-R CPE Level 4 Regular 4 Standard Eight qualifying legs
CL4-H CPE Level 4 Handler Games 4 Handler Games Four qualifying legs in both Colors and Wildcard
CL4-S CPE Level 4 Strategy Games 4 Strategy Games Four qualifying legs in both Snooker and Jackpot
CL4-F CPE Level 4 Fun Games 4 Fun Games Four qualifying legs in both FullHouse and Jumpers
CL4 Follows a dog’s name and signifies that all Level 4 titles have been earned, but is not a title certificate.
               

CPE Agility Trial Champion (C-ATCH)

Level Class Titling Requirements
5 Standard Ten qualifying legs
5 Handler Games Five qualifying legs in both Colors and Wildcard
5 Strategy Games Five qualifying legs in both Snooker and Jackpot
5 Fun Games Five qualifying legs in both FullHouse and Jackpot
     

CPE Agility Team Extraordinaire (C-ATE)

Level C

Class Points For 0 Faults Number Of Legs Required Total Points Required
Standard 25 20 500 (25 x 20)
Colors 15 20 300
Wildcard 20 20 400
Jackpot 25 20 500
Snooker 25 20 500
FullHouse 20 20 400
Jumpers 20 20 400
Total Points From Required Legs 3000
Total Points Required From Handler’s Choice Of Classes 2000
Total Points Required For C-ATE* 5000

*C-ATE requirements are slightly different for the Enthusiast CT-ATE and Specialist CS-ATE titles

   

DOGS ON COURSE IN NORTH AMERICA (DOCNA)

  Dogs on Course in North America (DOCNA) is one of the newer dog agility organizations in the United States. It was developed as an agility venue for all levels of dogs and handlers from the casual to the very competitive.   Given that many exhibitors may have titles and experience in other agility organizations. DOCNA allows grandfathering in of levels and awards, so it is unnecessary for some exhibitors to start in DOCNA at the lowest level.   DOCNA offers the following classes: Standard Agility, Jumpers, Combination Gamblers (Traditional Gamblers and Strategic Time Gamble), Snakes ‘N Ladders, and Trigility. There is also a North America Challenge competition which is a qualifying event for future championships.   There are five competitive divisions: Competition, Select, Veterans, Grand Veterans, and Junior Handlers. The Competition division is the most demanding for both dog and handler; the Select division is somewhat less demanding and has reduced jump heights. The Veterans division is for dogs age7 or older, or dogs being handled by anyone age 60 or older. The Grand Veterans division is for dogs age 10 or older, or any handler age 60 or older with a dog age 7 or older. In both Veterans and Grand Veterans, jump heights are reduced and allowable course times are increased. The Junior Handler division is geared toward competitors ages 7 – 16.   In some divisions, physically challenged dogs are allowed to compete.   Within each division, there are three experience levels: Beginner, Intern, and Specialist.   Numerous individual event and division titles, individual event and division merit awards, combined event titles and merit awards, special merit awards that involve high numbers of qualifying rounds, and iterations of all of these are available.   For more information, contact DOCNA at http://www.docna.com; info@docna.com; or Dogs on Course in North America, LLC c/o Jim and Mary Kay Mills P.O. Box 83238 Phoenix, AZ 85071-3238

 

Given the amazing breadth and complexity of available DOCNA titles and awards, we highly recommend contacting DOCNA for more in-depth information, particularly regarding the top awards. The following awards (titles) are available in each division and are designated by adding a C (Competition), I (Intern), S (Specialist), V (Veteran), GV (Grand Veteran), or JH (Junior Handler) before the title name (e.g., C-BSA, S-BSA, etc.).

 
Title Title Name Titling/Merit Award Requirements
BSA Beginner Standard Award Requires three qualifying rounds.
BGA Beginner Gamblers Award Includes Traditional Gamblers and Strategic Time Gamble. Requires three qualifying rounds with any combination of Gambles.
BJA Beginner Jumpers Award Requires three qualifying rounds.
BSLA Beginner Snakes ‘N Ladders Award Requires one qualifying round.
BTA Beginner Trigility Award Requires one qualifying round. This title is not required for junior handlers.
BAA Beginner Agility Award Completion of all Beginner Level awards.
bama Beginner Agility Merit Award Requires a BAA and 10 additional qualifying Standard Agility rounds, 5 additional qualifying Gambler rounds (with any combination of Gambles), 5 additional qualifying Jumpers rounds, 3 additional Snakes ‘N Ladders rounds, and 2 additional qualifying Trigility rounds—all at the Beginner Level. The additional Trigility rounds are not required for the Junior Handler division.
Handlers are not required to move up from Beginner to Intern, but must earn the Beginner titles before they compete at the Intern Level. They may continue to compete at the Beginner Level in an effort to earn various Beginner Level merit awards, although there are no individual event merit awards at the Beginner Level.
ISA Intern Standard Award Requires a BSA and three qualifying rounds in the Intern Standard class.
IGA Intern Gamblers Award Requires a BGA and three qualifying rounds in Intern Gamblers (Traditional Gamblers and Strategic Time Gamble) with any combination of Gambles.
IJA Intern Jumpers Award Requires a BJA and three qualifying rounds in Intern Jumpers.
ISLA Intern Snakes ‘N Ladders Award Requires a BSLA and one qualifying round in Intern Snakes ‘N Ladders.
ITA Intern Trigility Award Requires a BTA and one qualifying round in Intern Trigility. This title is not required for junior handlers.
IAA Intern Agility Award Completion of all Intern Level awards.
IAMA Intern Agility Merit Award Requires an IAA and 10 additional qualifying Standard Agility rounds, 5 additional qualifying Gambler rounds (with any combination of Gambles), 5 additional qualifying Jumpers rounds, 3 additional Snakes ‘N Ladders rounds, and 2 additional qualifying Trigility rounds—all at the Intern Level. The additional Trigility rounds are not required for the Junior Handler division.
Handlers are not required to move up from Intern to Specialist, but must earn the Intern titles before they compete at the Specialist Level. They may continue to compete at the Intern Level in an effort to earn various Intern Level merit awards, although there are no individual event merit awards at the Intern Level.
Title Title Name Titling/Merit Award Requirements
SSA Specialist Standard Award Requires an ISA and five qualifying rounds in the Specialist Standard class.
SGA Specialist Gamblers Award Requires an IGA and five qualifying rounds in Specialist Gamblers (Traditional Gamblers and Strategic Time Gamble) with any combination of Gambles.
SJA Specialist Jumpers Award Requires an IJA and five qualifying rounds in Specialist Jumpers.
SSLA Specialist Snakes ‘N Ladders Award Requires an ISLA and three qualifying rounds in Specialist Snakes ‘N Ladders.
STA Specialist Trigility Award Requires an ITA and two qualifying rounds in Specialist Trigility. This title is not required for junior handlers.
SAA Specialist Agility Award Completion of all Specialist Level awards.
ssma Specialist Standard Merit Award An individual event merit award. Requires an SSA and 15 additional qualifying rounds in the Specialist Standard class.
sgma Specialist Gamblers Merit Award An individual event merit award. Requires an SGA and 10 additional qualifying rounds in Specialist Gamblers (Traditional Gamblers and Strategic Time Gamble with any combination of Gambles).
sjma Specialist Jumpers Merit Award An individual event merit award. Requires an SJA and 10 additional qualifying rounds in Specialist Jumpers.
mex Merit of Excellence Requires SSMA, SGMA, and SJMA titles. To obtain a Specialist Division Merit of Excellence, individual event Specialist merit awards are not required in Snakes ‘N Ladders or Trigility.

       

 

North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)

  NADAC agility titling classes include: Regular Agility, Jumpers, Tunnelers, Weavers, Touch N Go, Chances, and Hoopers.   Each class is offered at three levels: Novice, Open, and Elite. Novice is the entry level for every class. A Novice title is prerequisite to entering Open classes; while an Open title is prerequisite to entering Elite classes.   There are also three divisions for each class: Standard, Veteran, and Junior Handler. The Standard division is open to all dogs. The Veteran division in the jumping classes—Regular Agility, Jumpers, and Chances—is open to any dog age 7 or older; any handler age 60 or older; or any handler with a certificate of disability. The Veteran division in the non-jumping classes—Touch N Go, Tunnelers, Hoopers, and Weavers—is only open to veteran or disabled handlers. The Junior Handler division is open to youths age 17 or younger, but is only an option in the jumping classes.   Thirdly, there are two categories: Skilled and Proficient. In the Skilled category, dogs MUST jump one jump height lower than they are required to jump in the Proficient category. In the Proficient category, dogs must jump their measured jump height.   In addition to numerous titling opportunities, NADAC offers many special awards and certificates that acknowledge high levels of achievement across multiple classes and levels. These accolades are based on points and include: NADAC Agility Trial Champion (NATCH) (Proficient category), NADAC Medals (Skilled category), NADAC Versatility Champion (Vers-NATCH), NADAC Versatility Medal, and beyond.   NADAC further awards outstanding performances by dogs at the Elite level. Dogs may be acknowledged for exceptional speed, superior distance, speed and distance, and lifetime points.   For more information, contact NADAC at http://www.nadac.com; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NADACagility; or P.O. Box 1206, Colbert, OK 7473.     Given the breadth and complexity of NADAC titles, they will be explained here in the following manner.

 
Level Points Regular Chances Jumpers Tunnelers TouchNGo Weavers Hoopers
Novice Proficient/Skilled Combined (may be earned from any division or combination of divisions – Standard, Veterans, or Junior Handler) 30 NAC NCC NJC TN-N TG-N WV-N HP-N
60 -- O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N O-TG-N O-WV-N O-HP-N
100 O-NAC* S-NCC S-NJC S-TN-N S-TG-N S-WV-N S-HP-N
200 S-NAC** -- -- -- -- -- --
   
Open Proficient/Skilled Combined (may be earned from any division or combination of divisions – Standard, Veterans, or Junior Handler) 30 OAC OCC OJC TN-O TG-O WV-O HP-O
60 -- O-OCC O-OJC O-TN-O O-TG-O O-WV-O O-HP-O
100 O-OAC S-OCC S-OJC S-TN-O S-TG-O S-WV-O S-HP-O
200 S-OAC -- -- -- -- -- --
   
Elite Proficient (may be earned from any division or combination of divisions – Standard, Veterans, or Junior Handler) 30 EAC ECC EJC TN-E TG-E WV-E HP-E
100 -- O-ECC O-EJC O-TN-E O-TG-E O-WV-E O-HP-E
200 O-EAC S-ECC S-EJC S-TN-E S-TG-E S-WV-E S-HP-E
400 S-EAC -- -- -- -- -- --
                   

  *O = Outstanding Performance **S = Superior Performance


   

TEACUP DOGs AGILITY ASSOCIATION (TDAA)

  TDAA was developed to provide a competitive venue for dogs of small stature without regard to breed or pedigree, and to encourage course challenges comparable to those faced by large dogs and large dog handlers in other popular venues. Titling opportunities are available in three levels of Standard classes and three levels of Games classes, and culminate in Champion and Master titles. Agility games played by any of the existing agility organizations can be used in the TDAA, but new games are also allowed.   Titles may be grandfathered in from other organizations on a ′′fast track′′ basis. For more information, contact TDAA at http://www.k9tdaa.com/ ; P.O. Box 48, Waterford, OH 45786; or (740)-749-3597.

   
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
TBAD Teacup Beginner Agile Dog A dog must earn three qualifying scores in Beginner Standard agility classes.
TIAD Teacup Intermediate Agile Dog Requires a TBAD and three qualifying scores in Intermediate Standard agility classes.
TSAD Teacup Superior Agile Dog Requires a TIAD and five qualifying scores in Superior Standard agility classes.
TG1 Teacup Games I A dog must earn three qualifying scores in at least two different Games I classes.
TG2 Teacup Games II Requires a TG1 and three qualifying scores in at least three different Games II classes.
TG3 Teacup Games III Requires a TG2 and five qualifying scores in at least five different Games III classes.
TACh Teacup Agile Dog Champion Requires a TSAD; 10 qualifying Superior Standard scores; and 10 qualifying Games III scores in at least five different games.
TACh2 Teacup Agile Dog Champion 2 Requires a TACh; 15 qualifying Superior Standard scores; and 15 qualifying Games III scores.
TACh3 Teacup Agile Dog Champion 3 Requires a TACh2 and 20 total qualifying scores in both Superior Standard and Games III classes. To earn additional TACh titles (e.g., TACh4, TACh5, etc.), five more qualifying scores (in both Superior Standard and Games III classes) than the number required for the previous TACh title must be earned.
TAM Teacup Master Agility Dog Requires a TSAD and 10 qualifying scores in the Superior Standard class. For each subsequent 10 qualifying scores, a dog can earn multiple TAM awards titled TAM2, TAM3, etc.
TMAG Teacup Master Agility Games Dog Requires a TG3 and 10 qualifying scores in the Games III class. For each subsequent 10 qualifying scores, a dog can earn multiple TMAG awards titled TMAG2, TMAG3, etc.

               

 

United Kennel Club (UKC)

  UKC agility titling classes include Agility I-A and -B, Agility II-A and -B, and Agility III (B only). There are three height divisions. Veteran dogs age 7 or older are eligible to jump lower jump and crawl tunnel heights, and are allowed extended course times, but this is not required. There are no separate Veteran classes.   Unlike many agility venues, the UKC agility program is straight forward with only a few classes and limited titles. There are no games classes.   UAGI and UAGII can be added after a dog’s name once they have been awarded. The Championship titles UACH, UACHX, and UGRACH can be added before a dog’s name.   For more information, contact the UKC at http://www.ukcdogs.com; dogevents@ukcdogs.com; 100 E Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo MI 49002-5584; or (269) 343-9020.

   
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
UAGI United Agility I Requires three qualifying runs in Agility I-A or -B.
UAGII United Agility II Requires three qualifying runs in Agility II-A or- B.
UACH United Agility Champion Requires UAGI and UAGII titles along with 100 agility championship points, at least 40 of which must be earned in the Agility I-B class and at least 40 of which must be earned in the Agility II-B class.
UACHX United Agility Champion Excellent Requires a UACH and five qualifying scores of at least 196 points in Agility III.
UGRACH United Grand Agility Champion Requires a UACHX and qualifying scores of at least 196 points in each of the Agility 1-B, Agility II-B, and Agility III classes (at least 588 points total) at five UKC agility trials. For each subsequent set of five UGRACH legs earned, an additional UGRACH will be awarded as UGRACH2, UGRACH3, etc.

                                 

 

United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)

  USDAA has evolved into an international organization with an unsurpassed caliber of competition and the highest performance standards, yet it also remains dedicated to promoting agility as “a recreational, family sport fostering responsible pet ownership.”   Given these dual purposes, USDAA offers a Championship program and a Performance program. The Championship program is designed for top-level competition on par with international agility standards. Jump heights are higher than in the Performance program. On the other hand, the Performance program was developed for recreational competition purposes, and includes lower jump heights and longer allotted course times.   The Championship program offers standard agility classes and four games classes—Gamblers, Jumpers, Relay, and Snooker—at four levels of competition: Starters, Advanced, Masters, and Championship.   To differentiate the two programs, classes in the Performance program are designated simply as Performance I, Performance II, and Performance III, but they correspond respectively to Starters, Advanced, and Masters. However, there are only three Performance games classes; there is no Relay class. There are also four levels of competition: Level I, Level II, Level III, and Accomplished.   In both programs, there are Tournament classes that offer head-to-head competition; Versatility titles that include standard and games classes; various Championship titles, and special designations beyond the champion level.   USDAA also offers a Junior Handler program with specialized classes aimed at youths age 18 and younger. A new Veterans program (for dogs at least 9 years old) went into effect on March 1, 2011.   For more information, contact USDAA at http://www.usdaa.com/; P.O. Box 850955, Richardson, TX 75085; or call (972) 487-2200.  

                                 

CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

Starters Level
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
AD Agility Dog The Starters Level Versatility title. Requires a Starters Standard Agility title and one qualifying score in each of the four Starters Games classes. The Starters Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the four Starters Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges.
SSA Starters Standard Agility Open to dogs who have not earned a Starters Standard Agility title or an Agility Dog title. Requires three qualifying scores in the Starters Standard class under at least two judges.
SJ Starters Jumper Open to dogs who have not earned a Starters Jumpers title or a qualifying score in an Advanced or Masters Jumpers class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Starters Jumpers class under at least two judges.
SG Starters Gambler Open to dogs who have not earned a Starters Gamblers title or a qualifying score in an Advanced or Masters Gamblers class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Starters Gamblers class under at least two judges.
SS Starters Snooker Open to dogs who have not earned a Starters Snooker title or a qualifying score in an Advanced or Masters Snooker class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Starters Snooker class under at least two judges.
SR Starters Relay Open to dogs who have not earned a Starters Relay title or a qualifying score in an Advanced or Masters Relay class. Requires three qualifying scores with three different partners in the Starters Relay class under at least two judges.
Advanced Level
AAD Advanced Agility Dog The Advanced Level Versatility title. Requires an Advanced Standard Agility title and one qualifying score in each of the four Advanced Games classes. The Advanced Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the four Advanced Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges.
ASA Advanced Standard Agility Requires a Starters Standard Agility title and three qualifying scores in the Advanced Standard class under at least two judges.
AJ Advanced Jumper Requires a Starters Jumpers title and three qualifying scores in the Advanced Jumpers class under at least two judges.
AG Advanced Gambler Requires a Starters Gamblers title and three qualifying scores in the Advanced Gamblers class under at least two judges.
AS Advanced Snooker Requires a Starters Snooker title and three qualifying scores in the Advanced Snooker class under at least two judges.
AR Advanced Relay Requires a Starters Relay title and three qualifying scores with three different partners in the Advanced Relay class under at least two judges.
Masters Level
MAD Master Agility Dog The Masters Level Versatility title. Requires three qualifying scores in Masters Standard Agility and one qualifying score in each of the four Masters Games classes. The Masters Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the four Masters Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges.
SAM Standard Agility Master Requires an Advanced Standard Agility title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in Masters Standard Agility under at least two judges.
JM Jumper Master Requires an Advanced Jumpers title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Masters Jumpers class under at least two judges.
GM Gambler Master Requires an Advanced Gamblers title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Masters Gamblers class under at least two judges.
SM Snooker Master Requires an Advanced Snooker title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Masters Snooker class under at least two judges. At least three of the scores must be in the top 15% of the Masters Snooker class.
RM Relay Master Requires an Advanced Relay title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores with five different partners in the Masters Relay class under at least two judges.
Championship Level
ADCH Agility Dog Champion Requires a Masters Standard Agility title; all four of the Masters Games titles; and five qualifying scores in tournament qualifiers, with a least one qualifying score in each tournament.
TM Tournament Master Requires 10 qualifying scores in tournament competition, with at least two qualifying scores in each of the three tournaments.
SACH Standard Agility Champion Requires a Masters Standard title and five additional qualifying scores in the Masters Standard class.
JCH Jumpers Champion Requires a Jumpers Master title and five additional qualifying scores in the Masters Jumpers class.
GCH Gamblers Champion Requires a Gamblers Master title and five additional qualifying scores in the Masters Gamblers class.
SCH Snooker Champion Requires a Snooker Master title and five additional qualifying scores in the Masters Snooker class.
RCH Relay Champion Requires a Relay Master title and five additional qualifying scores in the Masters Relay class.

                     

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

Level I
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
PD Performance Dog The Level I Versatility title. Requires a Performance Standard I title and one qualifying score in each of the three Performance I Games classes. The Performance I Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the three Performance I Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Performance Dog I to Performance Dog.
PS1 Performance Standard I Open to dogs who have not earned a Performance Standard I title or a Performance Dog title. Requires three qualifying scores in the Performance I Standard class under at least two judges.
PJ1 Performance Jumpers I Open to dogs who have not earned a Performance Jumpers I title or a qualifying score in a Level II or III Jumpers class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Performance I Jumpers class under at least two judges.
PG1 Performance Gamblers I Open to dogs who have not earned a Performance Gamblers I title or a qualifying score in a Level II or III Gamblers class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Performance I Gamblers class under at least two judges.
PK1 Performance Snooker I Open to dogs who have not earned a Performance Snooker I title or a qualifying score in a Level II or III Snooker class. Requires three qualifying scores in the Performance I Snooker class under at least two judges.
Level II
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
APD Advanced Performance Dog The Advanced Level Versatility class. Requires a Performance Standard II title and one qualifying score in each of the three Performance II Games classes. The Performance II Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the four Performance II Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Advanced Performance Dog II to Advanced Performance Dog.
PS2 Performance Standard II Requires a Performance Standard I title or a Performance Dog title or a Starters Standard title or an Agility Dog title, as well as three qualifying scores in the Performance II Standard class under two judges.
PJ2 Performance Jumpers II Requires a Performance Jumpers I title or a Performance Dog title or a Starters Jumpers title or an Agility Dog title, as well as three qualifying scores in the Performance II Jumpers class under two judges.
PG2 Performance Gamblers II Requires a Performance Gamblers I title or a Performance Dog title or a Starters Gamblers title or an Agility Dog title, as well as three qualifying scores in the Performance II Gamblers class under two judges.
PK2 Performance Snooker II Requires a Performance Snooker I title or a Performance Dog title or a Starters Snooker title or an Agility Dog title, as well as a three qualifying scores in the Performance II Snooker class under two judges.
Level III
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
MPD Master Performance Dog The Masters Level Versatility class. Requires a Performance Standard III title and one qualifying score in each of the three Performance III Games classes. The Performance III Standard qualifying scores must be earned under at least three judges; the three Performance III Games qualifying scores must be earned under at least two judges. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Performance Dog III to Master Performance Dog.
PS3 Performance Standard III Requires a Performance Standard II title or a Performance Dog II title or an Advanced Standard title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Performance III Standard class under two judges.
PJ3 Performance Jumpers III Requires a Performance Jumpers II title or a Performance Dog II title or an Advanced Jumpers title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Performance III Jumpers class under two judges.
PG3 Performance Gamblers III Requires a Performance Gamblers II title or a Performance Dog II title or an Advanced Gamblers title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Performance III Gamblers class under two judges.
PK3 Performance Snooker III Requires a Performance Snooker II title or a Performance Dog II title or an Advanced Snooker title or an Advanced Agility Dog title, as well as five qualifying scores in the Performance III Snooker class under two judges. At least three of the qualifying scores must be in the top 15% of the Performance III Snooker class.
Championship Level
The following title names all changed on January 1, 2011.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
PDCH Performance Dog Champion Requires a Performance Standard III title, all three of the Performance III Games titles, and five qualifying scores in Performance Grand Prix of Dog Agility tournament qualifiers. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Performance Dog to Performance Dog Champion.
PTM Performance Tournament Master Requires 10 qualifying scores in Performance Grand Prix of Dog Agility tournament qualifiers. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Tournament Dog to Performance Tournament Master.
PSCH Performance Standard Champion Requires a Performance Standard III title and five additional qualifying scores in the Performance III Standard class. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Standard Dog to Performance Standard Champion.
Title Title Name Titling Requirements
PJCH Performance Jumpers Champion Requires a Performance Jumpers III title and five additional qualifying scores in the Performance III Jumpers class. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Jumpers Dog to Performance Jumpers Champion.
PGCH Performance Gamblers Champion Requires a Performance Gamblers III title and five additional qualifying scores in the Performance III Gamblers class. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Gamblers Dog to Performance Gamblers Champion.
PKCH Performance Snooker Champion Requires a Performance Snooker III title and five additional qualifying scores in the Performance III Snooker class. On January 1, 2011, this title name changed from Accomplished Snooker Dog to Performance Snooker Champion.

 

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