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NVBC Awards

The members of Northern Virginia Brittany Club live our logo: Brittany: A Dual Dog. It is the dedication of the Northern Virginia Brittany Club members to training and competing with their Brittanys in the ring and field that bring this logo to life.

To honor the accomplishments of our members and their dogs, NVBC annually recognizes these accomplishments. Recognition takes several forms:
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Dog of the Year

Presidents CupsDog of the Year Awards are available for Brittanys that have excelled in field, show, hunt tests, obedience, and agility competitions during the qualifying year November 1 through the subsequent October 31. Adult and juvenile field and dual champion dogs may also be recognized. Photographs of the winners will be featured in the club’s annual advertisement in The American Brittany magazine. Winners are selected from member submissions based on points. For other than owner-handled dogs, points are awarded at half the rate of points schedules in official AKC events. No dog will receive this award more than two years consecutively.  

PROCEDURES

To be considered for a Dog of the Year award, members will submit scoring information to the designated coordinator by a certain date. The date is typically set in early November. To assist in compiling this information, competitor reports may be purchased from the AKC Store;s website.   Members who do not submit documentation by the deadline will not be considered for the award. The coordinator will collect photographs of winning dogs from the members and provide the information the advertisement coordinator. Recently, ad design has been done by Jessica Carlson, jcalar@gmail.com.

Information required for all dogs:

  • AKC registered name.
  • Call name. 
  • Date of Birth.   
  • Owners of record.
  • Name of sponsoring club.
  •  Date of event.

Information required by Event:

Field: 

  • name of stake.
  • number of starters.
  • placement awarded 

Show:

  • total number of dogs, bitches, special dogs, special bitches (1-2(3-4) etc.) excluding absentees
  • highest placement received including reserve wins (G1, BOB, BOW, WD, RWB, etc.)
  • number of points awarded
  • owner-handled – yes/no

Obedience:

  • score received
  • placement awarded

Agility:

  • number of qualifying scores (Qs) in Standard, Jumpers with Weaves, Premier Standard, Premier Jumpers with Weaves, FAST, and T2B
  • number of Double Qs (STD & JWW)
  • speed points awarded in T2B
  • number of seconds under course time for STD, JWW, Premier STD, Premier JWW

Hunt Test (Master and Senior only):

  • qualifying scope received

Member Qualifications:

The Dog of the Year Award is available only to current members who contribute time and efforts to the club. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, chairing or working an event, serving on a committee or the board of directors, hosting a meeting or party, and sponsoring or contributing to a trophy.

Note: No dog will be awarded this recognition more than two consecutive years.

 

Angel Award

Brittany AngelNamed after NVBC founding and long time member Fred Angel, this annual award is presented to a NVBC member, exclusive of members of  the Board of Directors, who is involved in Club activities and/or contributes his/her time for the betterment of the club.

This highly esteemed award in presented at the end of the year during the Northern Virginia Brittany Club's annual holiday dinner and awards program.

President's Cup Award

PresidentsCupThe President’s Cup Award is for those who have put championship level American Kennel Club (AKC) titles on their Brittanys during the qualifying year from November 1 through the subsequent October 31. The award is an engraved, pewter Virginia Cup.

Qualifying Titles

 Multi-event: Triple CH (TC), Dual Champion (DC), Versatile Companion CH (VCCH)

Field: Field Champion (FC), Grand Field Champion (GFC), National Field Champion (NFC), Gun Dog Stake CH (GDSC), National Gun Dog CH (NGDC), National Open Gun Dog CH (NOGDC), Amateur Field Champion (AFC), Grand Amateur Field Champion (GAFC), National Amateur Gun Dog CH (NAGDC)

Show: Champion (CH), Grand Champion (GCH), Grand Champion Bronze (GCHB), Grand Champion Silver (GCHS), Grand Champion Gold (GCHG), Grand Champion Platinum (GCHP)

Obedience:  Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH), National Obedience CH (NOC), Preferred Obedience CH (POC), Rally: Rally CH (RACH)

Agility: Master Agility Champion (MACH), Preferred Agility CH (PACH), National Agility CG (NAC), Preferred National Agility CG (PNAC)

 Tracking: Champion Tracker (CT

Hunt: Master Hunter (MH), Master Hunter Advanced (MHA)

Procedures

To receive a President’s Cup, members must submit a copy of the title certificate to the designated coordinator by a certain date. The date is typically set in early November. Cups are presented at the holiday party or annual meeting or shipped directly to the member. Members who do not submit documentation by the deadline, will not receive cups.

Additional Championship Titles

NVBC will also engrave additional championship titles on existing President’s Cups. Members whose dogs have previously received a President’s Cup must mail the cup and a copy of the additional title certificate(s) to the coordinator by the deadline to have the new title(s) engraved. 

Member Qualifications 

The President’s Cup Award is available only to current members who contribute time and effort to the club. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, chairing or working an event, serving on a committee or the board of directors, hosting a meeting or party, and sponsoring or contributing to a trophy. Cup Specifications
 
The cup we use for the award is a 12 oz., shiny pewter, Virginia Cup, engraved with Double Line Block font as follows:   

On one side:             Northern Virginia Brittany Club President’s Cup

On other side:          Dog’s Name - Owner’s Name - Title Abbreviation (XX, etc.) - Date Earned (00-00-00)

Recently, cups have been purchased from Camelot Pewter, Richmond VA., www.camelotpewter.com.

  

Jake's Plates

Jakes_PlateJake’s Plates are annual NVBC awards in memory of Jacob of Sterling, CDX, JH “Jake”. The plates are awarded to NVBC members and their Brittanys excelling in obedience and field work based upon points accumulated in AKC Obedience and Hunt Test categories conducted between November 1st and October 31st. For other than owner-handled dogs, points will be awarded at a ½ rate of the schedule. A schedule is in place to determine the ‘points’ for the highest scoring obedience dog. The member shall keep a record of the name of the trial giving club, the trial date, the numerical score earned, the number of dogs competing, the number of dogs beaten, and the placements (1st-4th) earned for each qualifying score.

The schedule of points for the Hunt Test category requires members to keep a record of the test giving club, the test date, and the numerical average score earned for each qualifying score.

 

If you have any questions or need help with NVBC Awards information, please contact: 

President's Cup / New Titles

Barbara Bice
410-730-5969 - bbice1@verizon.net

Dog of the Year

Susie Osmansky
301- 724-1955 - osmansky@atlanticbb.net