The Samoyed Association of Canada is pleased to offer 3 levels of versatility awards recognizing the wide range of activities and achievements of the Samoyed breed.
SAC encourages its members to participate with their Samoyeds in a variety of events including conformation, obedience, rally obedience, and therapy to the many performance events such as herding, agility, draft dog, lure coursing, weight pull, sledding and many more. These awards are open to all current Samoyeds (including those without a Conformation championship title) providing the owner is a SAC member in good standing at the time of the application. If your Samoyed passed away in the year subsequent to application year, your Samoyed is eligible for this award. Samoyeds must be registered with CKC, AKC or other, such as a CKC Canine Companion Number (CCN).
The Versatility Awards program was approved by the SAC Board of Directors in 2017 and was launched in 2018. SAC members apply for certificates for titles and/or activity requirements according to the membership year. For Versatility Awards, these titles and/or activity requirements may have be awarded over a number of years. The deadline for application is July 1st.
SAC Members must apply for Versatility Awards and there are 3 levels: Bronze (VAB), Silver (VAS) and Gold (VAG).
- VAB – Application must include three (3) titles/qualifications from three (3) different events/activities at any level.
- VAS – In addition to those specified above for VAB, application must include three (3) additional titles/qualifications from two (2) different events/activities at any level.
- VAG – In addition to those specified above for VAB and VAS, application must include three (3) additional titles/qualifications from two (2) different events/activities at any level.
Events not requiring 2 or more qualifying results are not eligible, such as Canine Good Neighbour and herding instinct tests.
Questions? Please contact the Versatility Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org