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.
Bixby’s Big Sur of Applecreek
Great Earl of Duke V Adhem
Imzadi Data v Eagleheart
|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|