National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association

NEMDA’s Versatility Awards

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 a Versatility Beginner Award to encourage our members to get active and try new things with their Entlebuchers. There are a variety of performance, companion, and even pet activity options available! The Middle level Versatility Award is designed to up the ante of criteria in team achievement. The training and effort should reflect a greater commitment of time and skill on the part of the team. The Versatility Excellent Award recognizes extraordinary Entle/Owner teams who excel to higher levels in multiple main stream sport venues. The eligible sports will require substantial training, effort, and team performances that demonstrate years of dedication toward advancement in mastering their chosen venues.

To qualify for any of the Versatility Awards, 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 categories. Titles from sports or activities not listed below may qualify toward NEMDA’s Versatility Awards at the discretion of the Versatility Committee. If a member specifically desires to earn an award from sports or activities not listed it is recommended that the member reach out to the committee and ask before making any assumptions. 

Versatility Recipients

  • 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).

Beginner Award

Bixby’s Big Sur of Applecreek
Queso von Adhem
Superstar Kai v Adhem
Natessah von Adhem
Jumanji v Brunswick
Kipp of Wildhorn
Gustav of Wildhorn
Kapella v Brunswick
Great Earl of Duke V Adhem
Explorer B’Elana v Eagleheart
Caesar from Balihara Ranch
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
Jazzberry Jam v Eagleheart
Norma Bates of Brunswick
Obediah Of Wildhorn
Antea z. Rodevachu
Lucee Lamu Of Brunswick

Versatility Award

Great Earl of Duke V Adhem
Imzadi Data v Eagleheart
Bean of Matrix Entlebuchers
Explorer B’Elana v Eagleheart
Kapella v Brunswick
Maribo Muffin of Brunswick
Queso von Adhem
Moratel Roseli Chemisse
Jazzyberry Jam v Eagleheart
Lucee Lamu Of Brunswick


Versatility Excellent

Imzadi Data v Eagleheart
Bixby’s Big Sur of Applecreek

Category Beginner Award Versatility Award Excellent Award

Conformation

International Champion

AKC or CKC Champion

AKC Grand Champion or foreign kennel club equivalent

Canine Good CitizenĀ® CKC -Canine Good Neighbor
Tracking Certification TD TDX, VST
Obedience BN CD CDX
 Rally RN  RA RE
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
Nose Work NW1 NW2 NW3
Flyball FD FDX FDCH
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

*Higher-level titles may be substituted for any lower level titles; titles are not limited to those listed on the chart above.


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