Entlebuchers are tremendous working dogs that can excel at many different kinds of work. To encourage and celebrate members who train and compete with their Entlebuchers in multiple sports, NEMDA offers Versatility Awards recognizing these team’s accomplishments. The Versatility Awards are a multi-tiered program that advances with the achievements earned by the dog. NEMDA offers an introductory Versatility Beginner Award to hopefully interest our members in trying new things. There are so many performance options available! The Versatility Excellent Award recognizes special dog and owner teams who excel to high levels in multiple venues.
To qualify for a Versatility Award, an Entlebucher Mountain Dog must be registered with the American Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club; be owned by a member of NEMDA at the time the award is earned; and the dog must have earned the minimum combination of title requirements listed in each of 3 dog sport categories. Titles from sports or activities not listed below may also qualify towards NEMDA’s Versatility Awards, at the discretion of the Versatility Committee. NEMDA members are responsible for alerting the committee to their eligibility and submitting the proper title verification (if other than AKC sports).
- Versatility Beginner (VBA) = Introductory titles from 3 different categories (ie; RN, BN, FD).
- Versatility (VA) = Primary level titles from 3 different categories (ie; CD, RA, CH).
- Versatility Excellent (VEA)= Advanced titles from 3 different categories (ie; CDX, MXJ, HX).
2013-2014 Versatility Recipients
Beginner Award Versatility Award
Bixby’s Big Sur of Applecreek Great Earl of Duke V Adhem
Queso von Adhem Imzadi Data v Eagleheart
Superstar Kai v Adhem Bean of Matrix Entlebuchers
Natessah von Adhem Explorer B’Elana v Eagleheart
Jumanji v Brunswick Kapella v Brunswick
Kipp of Wildhorn Maribo Muffin of Brunswick
Gustav of Wildhorn Queso von Adhem
Kapella v Brunswick Moratel Roseli Chemisse
Great Earl of Duke V Adhem
Explorer B’Elana v Eagleheart
Imzadi Data v Eagleheart
Bean of Matrix Entlebuchers
Maribo Muffin of Brunswick
Moratel Westriver Sante’
Moratel Roseli Chemisse
Neo of Brunswick
Xella-Excella Vom Kornried
Higher-level titles may be substituted for any lower level titles; titles are not limited to those listed on the chart below.
|Category||Beginner Award||Versatility Award||Excellent Award|
AKC or CKC Champion
AKC Grand Champion or foreign kennel club equivalent
|Canine Good Citizen® CKC -Canine Good Neighbor|
|Therapy||20 hours||THD||THD plus 100 additional hours|
|Agility||Novice Title from any Agility Venue||Intermediate Title from any Agility Venue||Advanced Title from any Agility Venue|
|Herding||Instinct Test||PT (AKD), JHD (AHBA) or STD (ASCA)||Any Advanced AKC, AHBA or ASCA Herding title|
|Freestyle||Beginner A or B (on or off lead)||Novice||Intermediate|
|Drafting (Offered by various breed clubs)||Introductory level drafting, may be on lead||Novice level Draft test, must include off-lead cart work||Advanced level draft test|