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DOG OF THE YEAR AWARDS - Announced January 27, 2021 

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 each year, November 1 through the subsequent October 31.   Adult and juvenile field and dual champion dogs may also be recognized.  Photographs of the winners are 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. 

To be considered for a Dog of the Year award, members submit scoring information to the designated coordinator by a certain date, typically in early November. 

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, volunteering at an event, serving on a committee or the board of directors, hosting a meeting or party, and sponsoring or contributing to a trophy. 

For additional information and details on submissions, please contact NVBC Secretary, Barbara Bice, at bbice1@verizon.net.

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 is awarded to 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 a pewter Virginia Cup engraved with the dog’s name, owner’s name, title, and date. NVBC also engraves subsequent championships and dates on previously awarded cups.

Qualifying Titles

 Qualifying titles include all levels of championships in Multi-event, Field, Show, Obedience, Agility, Rally, and Tracking, as well as Master Hunter and Master Hunter Advanced titles.

Procedures

To receive a new President’s Cup, members submit a copy of the title certificate to the designated coordinator by a certain date, typically in early November. Cups are presented at the holiday party or annual meeting or shipped directly to the member.

Additional Championship Titles

For additional engraving, members mail their existing cup and a copy of the additional title certificate(s) to the coordinator who sees that the cup is engraved and returned.

Member Qualifications 

President’s Cups are available only to current members who contribute time and effort to the club. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, volunteering at an event, serving on a committee or the board of directors, hosting a meeting or party, and sponsoring or contributing to a trophy.

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.

 

New Title Recogonition Programs

NVBC recognizes all members who have put American Kennel Club (AKC) titles on their Brittanys each year, November 1 through the subsequent October 31, in the club’s annual Dog of the Year advertisement in The American Brittany Magazine. To be recognized, members submit a copy of the title certificates to the designated coordinator by a certain date, typically in early November. A summary of new titles earned by club members is reported at the club’s Annual Meeting each December.
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