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Hall of Distinction

ASC Introduces 11 NEW AWARDS

In order to recognize dogs and bitches that have made outstanding contribution to the cocker spaniel breed, these awards will be considered in producing ability and performance achievements.

Producers Hall of Distinction

  • Register of Merit (ROM)
  • Legacy of Merit (LOM)
  • Register of Merit Excellence (ROMX)
  • Legacy of Merit Excellence (LOMX)
  • Versatile Producer (VP)
  • Legacy Versatile Producer (LVP)

Performance Hall of Distinction

  • Agility Hall of Distinction (AHOD)
  • Field Dog Hall of Distinction (FHOD)
  • Obedience Hall of Distinction (OHOD)
  • Special Performance/Achievement Hall of Distinction (SPHOD)
  • Tracking Dog Hall of Distinction (THOD)

Send AWARD application to:

Jeanne Grim, DVM
Hall of Distinction Registrar
PO BOX 680993
Marietta, GA 30068
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
  • ROM = 10 champions for Sire
  • ROM = 4 champions for Dam
  • ROMX = 40 champions for Sire
  • LOM = any ROM producing a ROM offsping
  • LOMX = any Sire that is LOM producing 40 champions
  • VP = 52 points for Sire
  • VP = 32 points for Dam
  • LVP = any VP producing a VP offsping
    (champions = Conformation Ch)

NOTE:
For Performance Hall of Distinction : no need to apply. It is done automatically.
By February 15, the application and official records must be in the hands of the Producer or Performance Chair.

 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. The applicant for an award must be a member in good standing with the American Spaniel Club.
  2. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit official records of champions produced and titles earned along with the application for producer awards. This can be an AKC progeny report or copies of title certificates.
  3. Proof of health testing – hips and eyes – must also be submitted for dogs born after 2001.
  4. These awards are offered to current or deceased dogs or bitches meeting eligibility requirements provided the owner is a current member of ASC.
  5. The award year is the calendar year, i.e., January 1 through December 31. By February 15 of the following year, the application and official records must be in the hands of the Producer or Performance Chair. The applicant is responsible for the submission of all necessary documentation. The Chair will only consider applications with complete documentation.
  6. These awards will be only offered to AKC championship and AKC/ASC performance titles at this time.

REQUIREMENT FOR PRODUCER HALL OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

The ROM, LOM, ROMX/LOMX, VP, LVP designations will be noted on the individual dog's pedigree at the end of the name as an American Spaniel Club title to be placed forever behind their names on the pedigree. Awarding these titles to deserving producers gives the Club a permanent record of Cocker Spaniel history and will serve as a learning tool in pedigree study and research.

ASC is concerned with the health of our breed and has required hip and eye testing on parents of all futurity puppies since 2005. In keeping with these guidelines, any dog born in 2002 or later must have hip and eye papers in order to apply for this award. Dogs born before 2002 do not need to have hip and eye papers to receive the producer HOD awards.

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
  • ROM = 10 champions for Sire
  • ROM = 4 champions for Dam
  • ROMX = 40 champions for Sire
  • LOM = any ROM producing a ROM offsping
  • LOMX = any Sire that is LOM producing 40 champions
  • VP = 52 points for Sire
  • VP = 32 points for Dam
  • LVP = any VP producing a VP offsping
    (champions = Conformation Ch)

Only offspring from breedings after the sire/dam is 2 years old will be counted towards awards.

Health Tested (HT) - - For dogs earning any title in the Producer section (ROM/X, LOM/X, VP, LVP) AND 8 years of age or over, the letters HT may be added after the title designation, ONLY after proof of BOTH passing hips and clear eyes at age 8 is submitted to the Producer or Performance Chair. The dog can then have their title changed to ROM-HT, VP-HT, etc.

  1. Register of Merit (ROM)
    Any sire or dam earning the Register Of Merit designation will have the letters ROM placed behind their name on the pedigree.
    A. Any sire producing 10 champion offspring
    B. Any dam producing 4 champion offspring
  2. Legacy of Merit (LOM)
    Any ROM (sire or dam) producing an offspring that is also a ROM will earn the designation of Legacy Of Merit (LOM).
  3. Merit of Excellence (ROMX or LOMX)
    A. Any sire producing 40 or more conformation champions will be awarded the title Register of Merit Excellence. (ROMX)
    B. Any sire with the designation LOM that has produced 40 or more conformation champions will be awarded the Legacy of Merit Excellence title. (LOMX)
    C. This award is not offered to dams to avoid over breeding of bitches.
  4. Versatile Producer (VP)
    In recognition of their contributions to the breed, the American Spaniel Club awards the title of Versatile Producer (VP) to Cocker Spaniels whose offspring reflect the breed’s character, purpose and versatility. This degree of excellence is evidenced by the earned AKC/ASC titles of these offspring. Those Cockers whose offspring earn the required number of points (as determined by the ASC) through these earned titles will be awarded the title of Versatile Producer (VP).
    A. Requirements for Versatile Producer - Sire
    1. Sire must produce 5 qualifying progeny.
    2. The 5 qualifying progeny (used for point total) must earn a combined total of 52 points. Points are based on AKC/ASC titles earned as described in chart below.
    3. At least 3 of the 5 qualifying progeny must each have an AKC/ASC title worth a minimum of seven points.
    4. Two of the 5 required progeny may have a combination of two six point titles or a six point title and a five point title.
    5. Points are not cumulative within a category. Only the highest title earned in each category will be counted.
    6. The sire must produce at least two qualifying progeny with conformation points (needs 6 points under 3 different judges).
    7. The sire must produce two qualifying progeny with an AKC/ASC title worth a minimum of 3 points, in performance or field.
    8. Additional points may be earned by the qualifying progeny. All titles below the five point level will only count towards the total if earned by an already qualified progeny.
    9. If minor or major championship points are used to qualify for a VP, the burden of proof lies with the owner. ASC will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
    B. Requirements for Versatile Producer - Dam
    1. Dam must produce 3 qualifying progeny.
    2. The 3 qualifying progeny (used for point total) must earn a combined total of 32 points. Points are based on AKC/ASC titles earned as described in chart below.
    3. At least 2 of the 3 qualifying progeny must each have an AKC/ASC title worth a minimum of seven points.
    4. One of the 3 required progeny may have a combination of two six point titles or a six point title and a five point title.
    5. Points are not cumulative within a category. Only the highest title earned in each category will be counted.
    6. The dam must produce at least one qualifying progeny with conformation points (needs 6 points under 3 different judges).
    7. The dam must produce one qualifying progeny with an AKC/ASC title worth a minimum of 3 points, in performance or field.
    8. Additional points may be earned by the qualifying progeny. All titles below the five point level will only count towards the total if earned by an already qualified progeny.
    9. If minor or major championship points are used to qualify for a VP, the burden of proof lies with the owner. ASC will not track the accumulation of points, only titles.
  5. Legacy Versatile Producer (LVP)
    Any VP (sire or dam) producing an offspring that is also a VP will earn the designation of Legacy Versatile Producer (LVP).
    Schedule of AKC/ASC Title Points for VP/LVP
    Points Conformation Area Performance Area Field Area
    - - Obedience Agility Tracking Non competitive Competitive
    12 - OTCH -   - FC or AFC
    11 - - MACH CT MH -
    10 - UDX PAX VST - -
    9 CH - MX or MXJ - - -
    8 - UD MXP or MJP TDX SH -
    7 - - AX or AXJ - - -
    6 - CDX AXP or AJP - JH -
    5 - - OA or OAJ TD WDX -
    4 Major points CD OAP or OJP - - -
    3 - RAE NA or NAJ - WD -
    2 Minor points RA or RE NAP or NJP - - -
    1 - RN - - - -

Points are not cumulative within an event/sport. Only the highest title earned in an event will be counted.

(ie: CDX = 6 pts, not 10 pts (CD 4 + CDX 6))


REQUIREMENT FOR PERFORMANCE HALL OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

ASC encourages members to participate in the various performance events to show the versatility of the cocker spaniel.

The owner must be a member in good standing with the American Spaniel Club at the time the qualifying award is earned for all performance Hall of Distinction awards.

No application is required for these awards. All qualifying dogs will be recognized.

  1. Agility Dog Hall of Distinction (AHOD)
    A. Any cocker spaniel that earns the title Master Agility Champion (MACH) will be entered into the Agility Dog Hall of Distinction.
    B. Any cocker spaniel that earns the title Preferred Agility Excellent (PAX) will be entered into the Agility Dog Hall of Distinction.
  2. Field Dog Hall of Distinction (FHOD)
    A. Any cocker spaniel that earns a Master Hunter title will be entered in the Field Dog Hall of Distinction.
    B. Any cocker spaniel that earns any points towards a field championship will be entered into the Field Dog Hall of Distinction.
  3. Obedience Dog Hall of Distinction (OHOD)
    A. Any cocker spaniel that earns the title Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) will be entered into the Obedience Dog Hall of Distinction.
    B. Any cocker spaniel that earns the title Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) will be entered into the Obedience Dog Hall of Distinction.
  4. Special Performance Hall of Distinction (SPHOD)
    This award will be for cocker spaniels that have shown significant or special accomplishment in one or more performance events. For dogs at or near the end of their performance careers.
    In order to receive this award, the dog must have a special achievement or accomplishment in performance/companion events (field, agility, obedience, tracking). This award is not meant to recognize versatile cocker spaniels but rather cocker spaniels with a special achievement or accomplishment. The dog must be nominated for this award with a written explanation of the special achievement.
    Nominations for this award will be reviewed for their merit by the Hall of Distinction performance committee.
  5. Tracking Dog Hall of Distinction (THOD)
    A. Any cocker spaniel that earns the title Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX)  or Variable Surface Tracking (VST) will be entered into the Tracking Dog Hall of Distinction.
    B. Any cocker spaniel that earns both a TDX and a VST, thus making them a Champion Tracking (CT) would be entered into the Tracking Dog Hall of Distinction.

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