All-Star Hound Award

New for 2021! Introducing the All-Star Hound Award

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The Irish Wolfhound is a very versatile breed.  The NCIWC endorses and encourages members to participate in different dog sports that both the owners and their dogs enjoy.  The NCIWC would like to recognize those owners and hounds who have displayed outstanding teamwork.  Teams who have participated in multiple activities, including conformation, obedience, rally, trick dog, scent work, agility, lure coursing, racing, open field coursing are urged to enter.  

Rules 

  1. To enter the hound must have points in a minimum of 3 groups and be entered in the NCIWC Specialty
  2. Points are awarded for titles in different sports (groups).   The more difficult/highest title in each category is the number of points counted.  For example, a dog with Junior and Senior Courser would get 2 points (for Senior Courser), not 1+2=3points, (for Junior +Senior Courser)
  3. In the event of a tie for first place, the dog with points in the most groups would win.
  4. Titles can be accumulated over multiple years. 
  5. Photocopies of title certificates and awards to be submitted with entry. 

Scoring

Group A -Conformation  
   AKC Grand Champion 5 points
   AKC Champion 4 points
   10 points and 2 majors 3 points
   5 points and 1 major 2 points
   Foreign Champion 2 points
   
Group B- Obedience  
   OTCH, OM, UDX, UD 5 points
   CDX 4 points
   CD 3 points
   BN, Foreign Obedience Title 2 points
   CD-V 2 points
Group C- Rally  
   RACH, RM, RAE 5 points
   RE 4 points
   RA 3 points
   RI 2.5 points
   RN 2 points
   
Group D-Trick Dog  
Trick Dog Performer/Advanced (TKP/TKA) 2 points
Trick Dog Intermediate (TKI) 1.5 points
Trick Dog Novice (TKN) 1 point
   
Group E-Tracking  
TDX, VST 4 points
TD, TDU 3 points
Tracking Certificate 2 points
   
Group F-Scent Work  
Container, Interior, Exterior, Buried Hander Discrimination Divisions  
Master (SCM, SIM, SEM, SBM, SHDM) 3 points
Excellent (SCE, SIE, SEE, SBE, SHDE) 2 points
Advanced (SCA, SIA, SEA, SBA, SHDA) 1.5 points
Novice (SCN, SIN, SEN, SBN, SHDN) 1 point
Group G-Agility  
Standard or Jumpers with Weaves/Regular or Preferred  
MACH, PACH, Master (MX, MXP, MXJ, MJP) 5 points
Excellent (AX, AXP, AXJ, AJP) 4 points
Open (OA, OAP, OAJ, OJP) 3 points
Novice (NA, NAP, NAJ, NJP) 2 points
   
Group H-Lure Coursing  
ASFA Lure Courser of Merit 2 or higher AKC LCX II or higher 5 points
ASFA Lure Courser of Merit AKC LCX or AKC Master Courser 4 points
AFSA/AKC Field Champion 3 points
AKC Senior Courser 2 points
AKC Junior Courser 1 point
Foreign Field Champion title 2 points
AKC Coursing Ability Test titles (CA & above) 1 point
   
Group I-Racing  
NOTRA Supreme Oval Racing Champion 4 points
NOTRA Oval Racing Champion 3 points
NOTRA Senior Oval Racer 2 points
NOTRA Junior Oval Racer 1 point
LGRA Superior Gazehound Racing Champion 4 points
LGRA Gazehound Racing Champion 3 points
AKC Fast CAT titles (BCAT and above) 1 point
   
Group J- Open field coursing  
NACA/NOFCA Courser Champion 5 points
NACA/NOFCA Courser of Merit 4 points
NACA/NOFCA 50+ points 3 points
NACA/NOFCA  20+ points 2 points
   
Group k-Temperament  
Therapy Dog (THD) and above 2 points
CGC Advanced/Urban (CGCA/CGCU) 1.5 points
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) 1 point
Farm Dog Certified (FDC) 1 point
Temperament Tested (ATT or ATTS) 1 point
Therapy Dog Novice (THDN) 1 point
   
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