2020 NVBC Awards


Angel Award

Named after founding member Fred Angel, this award is presented to a NVBC member, exclusive of members of the Board of Directors, who is involved in Club activities and contributes time for the betterment of the club. The award is an engraved pewter cup. 

This year’s recipient is Phyllis Cowley in recognition of her many years assisting in the Hunt Tests.

Dogs of the Year

Based on their competive performance records, NVBC recognizes “Dogs of the Year” in many areas. No dog can win this award more than two years in a row. Photographs of the winning dogs will be included in the annual club advertisement in the American Brittany Magazine. 

This year’s winners are: 

Show – CH Get A Bird’s Buckle Up and Ride “Bentley” Matthew J. and Laurie O’Donnell 

Hunt Test – CH K Star Hope Pour Belle MH “Hope” Mary Kathy Shannon 

Juvenile Field – Masterpiece a Work of Art Called Love “Cora” Doug and Kelley Welsh 

Agility – MACH Just Another Brit in the Wall MXB MJS XF T2B “Pink” Janice Brunner

 President's Cup

NVBC awards engraved, pewter President’s Cups to dogs earning Championship-level titles. This year we
presented cups to: 

  • four new Champions
  • two new Master Agility Champions 

And this year we offered engraving of additional Championship-level titles on five previously awarded cups: 

  • Grand Champion
  •  Agility Grand Champion
  • Master Agility Champion 6 and 7
  •  Preferred Agility Champion 3
  •  Master Hunter titles

New Titles

Despite pandemic restrictions on AKC events during 2020, seven members of the Northern Virginia Brittany Club earned 55 new titles on 18 dogs. The reporting period is from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020. New titles will be included in the annual club advertisement in the American Brittany Magazine. 

New Agility titles outnumber all others with 43 including 

  • Ttwo Agility Grand Champions -  The two AGCHs (Devine and Kir) are the first Brittanys in the country to earn this title!
  • Multiple Master Agility Champions
  • One Preferred Agility Champion

There are five new Conformation Show titles including 

  • One Grand Champion
  •  Four new Champions

There are three new Hunt Test titles including 

  • One Master Hunter
  •  Two Senior Hunter

In addition, members earned these titles

  • One Rally
  • One Canine Good Citizen
  • Two Trick Dog