CDCA Versatility Programs

This program is open to CDCA members in good standing who own AKC-registered Canaan Dogs who have excelled in many types of competition in both AKC and CDCA. Only purebred Canaan Dogs or those ILP-registered dogs of known Canaan Dog parentage (validated either by the breeder or the Canaan Dog Rescue Network [CDRN]), intact or neutered, of at least six (6) months of age are eligible; dogs do not need to permanently reside in the United States to be eligible.

There will be 4 Versatility Title Levels - Versatility (V), Versatility Advanced (VA), Versatility Excellent (VX), and Versatility Superior (VS). Required AKC and/or CDCA earned titles to be used towards a CDCA Versatility title will come from six different area categories below; exception to the title requirement will be major conformation breed wins (awards) in the Versatility (V) and Versatility Superior (VS) levels. Required titles for each level will be reviewed annually and any changes will be approved by the CDCA Board and the Awards Chair. A copy of each AKC and/or CDCA title/certificate listed below must be sent to the Awards Chair via email or postal service. If AKC certificates are unavailable, an official copy of the dog's Awards Record from the AKC website may be used in lieu of certificates.

Effective date: January 1, 2015.

Six Area Categories

  1. Conformation
  2. Herding (including CDCA)
  3. Rally/Obedience (includes optional titling class titles)
  4. Tracking
  5. Agility (Regular and Preferred)
  6. AKC-Recognized Titles (Canine Good Citizen, Barn Hunt Association, Course Ability Test, and Versatile Companion Dog)

Versatility (V)

This is a novice/entry level title, comprised of 4 titles/awards from a minimum of 3 areas:

Conformation
Breed major (3, 4, or 5 point) award
Herding
CDCA Herding Certified (CDCA-HC), Herding Certified Excellent (CDCA-HCX), AKC Herding Instinct Tested (HIC), Herding Tested (HT), Pre-Trial Tested (PT)
Rally/Obedience
Rally: Rally Novice (RN); Obedience: Pre-Novice (Pre-Companion Dog; PCD), Beginner Novice (BN)
Agility (Regular and Preferred)
Novice Agility (NA), Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ), Novice FAST (NF)
AKC-Recognized Titles
Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Course Ability (CA), [Barn Hunt] Rat Instinct (RATI), Novice Barn Hunt (RATN)

Versatility Advanced (VA)

This is an advanced level title, comprised of 6 titles/awards from a minimum of 4 areas with at least 2 from the list below; titles from the Versatility (V) level list may be used to comprise the remaining titles needed:

Conformation
Champion of Record (CH), Grand Champion of Record (GCH)
Herding
AKC Herding Started (HS-any course, any livestock), Herding Intermediate (HI-any course, any livestock)
Rally/Obedience
Rally: Rally Advanced (RA), Rally Excellent (RE); Obedience: Companion Dog (CD), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX), Graduate Novice (GN), Pre-Open (Pre-Companion Dog Excellent; PCDX), Graduate Open (GO)
Tracking
Tracking Dog (TD), Tracking Dog Urban (TDU)
Agility (Regular and Preferred)
Open Agility (OA), Open Agility Jumpers (OAJ), Open FAST (OF), Time-2-Beat (T2B)
AKC-Recognized Titles
Course Ability Advanced (CAA), Open Barn Hunt (RATO)

Versatility Excellent (VX)

This is an excellent-level title, comprised of 9 titles/awards from a minimum of 4 areas with at least 3 advanced titles from the Versatility Advanced (VA) level list and 1 title from the list below; titles from the Versatility (V) level list may be used to comprise the remaining titles needed:

Conformation
Champion of Record (CH), Grand Champion of Record (GCH)
Herding
AKC Herding Advanced (HX-any course, any livestock)
Rally/Obedience
Rally: Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE), initial title or RAE2; Obedience: Pre-Utility Trial Dog (PUTD), Utility Dog (UD), Versatility (VER)
Tracking
Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX), Variable Surface Tracking (VST)
Agility (Regular and Preferred)
Excellent Agility (AX), Excellent Agility Jumpers (AXJ), Excellent FAST (XF), Master Agility Excellent (MX), Master Excellent Jumpers (MXJ)
AKC-Recognized Titles
Course Ability Excellent (CAX), Course Ability Excellent 2 (CAX2), Senior Barn Hunt (RATS), Master Barn Hunt (RATM), Versatile Companion Dog 1 (VCD1)

Versatility Superior (VS)

This is the highest CDCA Versatility level title, comprised of 12 titles/awards from a minimum of 5 areas with at least 4 advanced titles from the Versatility Advanced (VA) level list, 1 excellent title from the Versatility Excellent (VX) level list, and 1 title from the list below; titles from the Versatility (V) level list may be used to comprise the remaining titles needed:

Conformation
Best In Show (BIS) award, Best In National or Regional Specialty (BISS) award, Dual Champion (DC-comprised of CH + AKC HC titles), Triple Champion (TC-comprised of DC title + Obedience Trial Champion [OTCH], Champion Tracker [CT] or Master Agility Champion [MACH] {or Preferred Agility Champion [PACH])
Herding
AKC Herding Champion (HC)
Rally/Obedience
Rally: Rally Advanced Excellent 3 (RAE3) or above, Rally National Champion (RNC); Obedience: Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH), Obedience Master (OM), Obedience Grand Master (OGM), National Obedience Champion (NOC)
Tracking
Champion Tracker (CT)
Agility (Regular and Preferred)
Master Agility Champion (MACH) [or Preferred Agility Champion {PACH}], Master Gold, Master Bronze, or Master Silver in Standard, Jumpers, and/or FAST (respectively, MXG, MXS, MXB, MJG, MJS, MJB, MFG, MFS, MFB), FAST Century 1 (FTC1) or greater, Master Century in Standard (MXC), Jumpers (MJC), and/or FAST (MFC), Triple Q Excellent (TQX)
AKC-Recognized Titles
Barn Hunt Master Champion (RATCh), Barn Hunt Master Champion Excellent (RATChX), Versatile Companion Dog 2 (VCD2) or greater, Versatile Companion Champion (VCCH - comprised of OTCH + MACH [or PACH] + CT)

For more information on the CDCA Versatility Programs, please contact Denise Gordon. To apply for a Versatility Award, fill out the Versatility Form and submit the completed form to Denise.


Versatility Award Recipients

Recipient Name and Titles Year
Ch. Orela Me Shaar Hagai, RN, MX, MXJ, OF, VX 2011
Ch. Blue Sky Desert Star Ball Of Fire, RN, CDCA-HCX, V 2011
GCh. Blue Sky Desertstar Orion The Hunter, RN, CDCA-HCX, V 2011
Pleasant Hill Hava Shirat, RN, TD, NAP, NJP, V 2011
GCh. Rosendog's He Who Must Be Named, RN, CGC, CDCA-HC, V 2011
GCh. BSnatch Rsndg Ran Away to RivRoc, RN, CDCA-HC, V 2011
Ch. Dayspring Beraiah Ha'Aretz, CD, RN, CDCA-HC, V 2011
GCh. River Rock Take me Higher, CA, CDCA-HC, V 2011
Ch. Pleasant Hill What's The Buzz, OA, OAJ, OAP, OJP, RN, CDCA-HCX, VX 2010
Ch. Arayl's Magic Springtime, V, CD, RN, CDCA-HCX 2006
Ch. Madriver Samara Desert Star Dawn, V, CGC, RN, RA; CDCA-PN, HC, HCX 2006
Ch. Pleasant Hill Tovah, V, ROM, CD, CGC, RN, CDCA HCX, ICDCA VC 2005
Ch. Mad River Mary C Lamb, CGC, HCX, V, PT, HSAs, NAP, AHBA-JHD, HRDIs, HTDIIs 2002
Ch. Mad River Ewe I Chase, CGC, HCX, V, PT, HSAs, NA, NAJ, AHBA-HCT, JHD 2002
U-CD, DOTY-1999 Briel's Isabel P Tiger Pooh, HC, V, CD, MX, MXJ, AAD, OAC, OJC, OGC 2001
UAGII, DOTY-2000, CDCA Ch. Micah Haviv me Kansas, V, CGC, NA, CD, TT 2001
DOTY-2001 Fuligin Ged Tycho, CDCA HC, V, CGC, CDX, OA, AXJ 2001
Ch. Pleasant Hill What's the Buzz, V, HC, CGC, NA, NAJ 2001
DOTY-1995, U-CDX, AKC Ch. Ze'ev Midbar, AKC-CGC, CD, HI, NA, NAJ; CDCA-HS, VX; AHBA HTDI-s, HRDII-s; ASCA-STDs; TDI 2000
Ze'ev Midbar, CD, CGC, HS, NA, V 1998

CDCA Pre-AKC Versatility Program

The purpose of the pre-AKC Recognition V/VX awards is to honor those dogs that are deceased or no longer able to compete in AKC Events due to their age.

Pre-AKC Versatility Award Recipients

Recipient Name and Titles
CCA Ch. Pleasant Hill Dassi, CD, CGC, HC, VX
CDCA/UKC/ARBA Ch. FarSight Abigail, TD, HS, CGC, VX
CCA Ch. Shvatim Confidence, CCA CD, HCX, CGC, V
CDCA Ch. Jehova Jireh Sheba M'Beth Din, HC, V
CCA Ch. Ha'Aretz Reuben, PT, V
CCA/Can. Ch. Terramara's Bithia, CCA CD, V
CCA Ch. Terramara's Bekah, CCA CD, V
Ha'Aretz Rashe Chavala of Geva, CCA CD, HT, V
Samach Rebecca Waf Ha'Aretz, CD, HT, V
CCA Ch. Ha'Aretz Ayen Aleph J. Maccabee, TD, V
CCA Ch. Spatterdash Limor, CCA CD, V
CCA Ch. Spatterdash Dreidle, CCA TD, V
CDCA Ch. Pleasant Hill Daya, HC, V
CDCA Ch. Pleasant Hill Hey You, CDCA HCX, V

For Canaan Dogs earning titles prior to August 12, 1997, and AKC Recognition the following applies: The Canaan Dog must have been registered with the CCA/CDCA. For a V Award, a Canaan Dog must have earned titles in two (2) of five (5) areas and for a VX Award a Canaan Dog must have earned titles in three (3) of five (5) areas. The five (5) areas are Conformation, Obedience, Herding, Tracking and Agility. Conformation Championships must be either CCA/CDCA, UKC, SKC or ARBA and earned prior to August 12, 1997. Obedience titles must be CCA/CDCA, AKC or UKC and completed prior to August 12, 1997. Herding titles awarded prior to August 12, 1997, may be either CCA/CDCA, AKC, UKC, ASCA or AHBA. Tracking titles must be CCA/CDCA or AKC and earned prior to August 12, 1997. Agility titles earned prior to August 12, 1997, must be AKC, UKC, USDAA or NADAC. All titles earned after August 12, 1997, must fall into the AKC categories in the requirements matrix (see above) to be considered for a V or VX Award.