Great Dane Club of America Awards Program
AWARDS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRPERSONS:
All awards certificates
Margaret Ontl
266 Red Pine Trail
Hudson, WI 54016-6724
612-810-2036
Email: MAOntl@sbcglobal.net
Performance and Companion Awards
Joyce Guthrie
4981 Country Rd. 220
Kingdom City, MO 65262
573-642-4237
Email: lrspots@socket.net

The categories for which a member may qualify are listed below, followed by the General Rules and Qualifications for these awards. The application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Membership in the GDCA or an Affiliate Club is required for all awards. You must have applied for membership during the year the award is given or be a member in good standing.

GDCA AWARD RULES

Contact tabulators for questions on the Awards.

- Top 20 breed & Group: Rita Suddarth: 540-439-9737 daneworld94@gmail.com
- Obedience: Gayle Smith: 440-774-3938 GayleSh023@aol.com
- Agility: Sandy Schneider: witzn@me.com
- Rally: Mona Brown: jxoc@yahoo.com
- Juniors: Margaret Ontl: MAOntl@sbcglobal.net
- All other questions: Margaret Ontl: MAOntl@sbcglobal.net

GDCA AWARDS PROGRAM (REVISED 2005)

- TOP GREAT DANE - BREED POINTS - BEST IN SHOW
- TOP GREAT DANE - GROUP POINTS - HALL OF FAME
- TOP STUD DOG - TOP BROOD BITCH
- TOP BREEDER - REGISTER OF MERIT
- TOP JUNIOR HANDLER - HIGH IN TRIAL
- TOP TEN JUNIOR HANDLERS - VERSATILITY
- MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD - VENERABLE GREAT DANE
- LONG STANDING MEMBER PIN, 25 Years - BREEDER'S CERTIFICATES
- BEST IN FUTURITY BREEDER PIN - TOP GREAT DANE - NOVICE AGILITY
- TOP GREAT DANE - NOVICE OBEDIENCE - TOP GREAT DANE - OPEN AGILITY
- TOP GREAT DANE - OPEN OBEDIENCE - TOP GREAT DANE - EXCELLENT AGILITY
- TOP GREAT DANE - UTILITY OBEDIENCE - TOP GREAT DANE - NOVICE RALLY OBEDIENCE
- TOP GREAT DANE - ADVANCED RALLY OBEDIENCE - TOP GREAT DANE - EXCELLENT RALLY OBEDIENCE

GENERAL RULES:

AKC or AKC Gazette-Awards documentation will be accepted for verification of awards. The following awards will be automatic: Top Great Dane Breed Points, Top Great Dane Group Points, Top Stud Dog, Top Brood Bitch, Top Breeder, Top Junior Handler, Top Great Dane Novice Obedience, Top Great Dane Open Obedience, Top Great Dane Utility Obedience, Top Great Dane Rally Novice Obedience, Top Great Dane Advanced Rally Obedience, Top Great Dane Excellent Rally Obedience, Top Great Dane Novice Agility, Top Great Dane Open Agility, and Top Great Dane Excellent Agility. For all other awards, the owner, co-owner or breeder must make application to the Awards Committee by July 1.

The following awards shall not have any specific time frame, and may be given to Great Danes living or dead: Hall of Fame, Register of Merit, Honor Roll, Venerable Great Dane, Best In Show, High in Trial, and Versatility. The same applies to members qualifying for Register of Merit Breeder and Long Standing Member. The dog's AKC registered name and number, the registered names and numbers of offspring (when applicable), and the publication date of the award in the AKC Gazette-Awards must be sent to the Awards Chairman. Copies of the AKC Certificates confirming any titles or copies of the AKC Gazette-Awards page publishing any titles must accompany all request for awards. The owner, co-owner or breeder must request any duplicate awards. In addition, the Breeder's Certificate has been standardized to match the new Awards Certificates. Members are asked to use the attached Awards Form when Applying, and to ensure that all names that are to appear on the award are correctly spelled. Duplication due to unnecessary errors is costly and time consuming. The AKC offers a Certified List of Awards service. There is a single cost for the report regardless of how many certificates it takes to confirm all your dog's wins, placements, and qualifying scores. This service is only available through certain years. For further information, contact:

The American Kennel Club Certified List of Awards
5580 Centerview Dr., Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
Or check online at http://www.akc.org.

AWARDS PROGRAM

Top Great Dane - Breed Points:
- Highest points achieved in Breed competition in given year.

Top Great Danes - Group Points:
- Highest points achieved in Group competition in given year.

Best In Show:
- Yearly Award Certificate for an All Breed BIS with additional stars for multiple BIS.

Top Stud Dog QUALIFICATIONS FOR AWARDS:
- Sire of the most conformation Champions finished in given year.

Top Brood Bitch:
- Dam of the most Conformation Champions finished in given year.

Top Breeder:
- Bred the most Conformation Champions finished in given year.

Register of Merit Breeder:
- Bred 4 or more Register of Merit Sires and/or Dams.

Top Junior Handler:
- Highest points achieved in Junior Showmanship competition in given year.

Top Junior Handlers:
- Yearly certificates given to Junior Handlers achieving Top Ten standing in given year.

Meritorious Service Award:
- Optional annual award. Nomination of a member, or club must be submitted to the Awards Committee by August 1st of each year, and must be made by a GDCA member, by vote of an Affiliate Club or The Great Dane Club of America Charitable Trust.

Best in Futurity breeder pin:
- Awarded by the GDCA at the Annual Awards Banquet to the first Breeder of record of the Best In Futurity winner. A silver tone pin designed by V.P. Gardiner.

AWARDS PROGRAM

High in Trial:
Yearly Award Certificate for an All Breed HIT with additional stars for multiple HIT.

Hall of Fame:
Any one or more of the following:
- A Conformation Championship and a UD, AX, AXJ, AXP, CT or higher (including comparable other AKC companion event titles)
- 10 All Breed Best In Shows.
- 20 Best In Show Specialties.
- Sire of 30 Champions for Fawn/Brindle
- Sire of 15 Champions for Harlequin/Mantle/Black/Blue
- Dam of 10 Champions for Fawn/Brindle
- Dam of 5 Champions for Harlequin/Mantle/Black/Blue
- A score of 199 in any Obedience Trial
- Completing any: OTCH, MACH, VCD3
- 100 Point Qualification: Combination of any of the below to reach 100 points
- 5 points for any BISS or Group I’s, 10 points for any all breed BIS or any National Specialty BOBs

Register of Merit:
- Sire of 15 Conformation Champions
- Dam of 5 Conformation Champions

Honor Roll:
- Sire of 8 Conformation Champions
- Dam of 3 Conformation Champions

Versatility:
- A conformation AKC champion of record and any two other AKC awarded titles. For a complete list of AKC titles visit www.akc.org.

Venerable Great Dane:
- Great Danes of 10 years of age or older. Reasonable proof required.

Breeder's Certificates:
- Given to the Breeder or Breeders of any Great Dane who has earned an AKC Conformation or Companion Event Title.

Awards Program: Companion Event Year End Awards

New beginning 1/1/2005:
These awards are based on dogs having more than one score. Highest Average Score wins. Ties will be broken by highest Individual Score, further ties broken by greatest number of scores, and remaining scores broken by best average percentage under SCT (for Agility). In events that include multiple classes, all classes will be combined in tabulation provided the dog has more than one score in each class being used to calculate award.

Top Great Dane - Novice Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Novice Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Novice A, Novice B)

Top Great Dane - Open Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Open Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Open A, Open B)

Top Great Dane - Utility Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Utility Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Utility A, Utility B)

Top Great Dane - Novice Agility:
- Highest average score achieved in Novice Agility competition in given year. (classes eligible: Novice A Std, Novice B Std, Novice P Std, Novice A JWW, Novice B JWW, Novice P JWW)

Top Great Dane - Open Agility:
- Highest average score achieved in Open Agility competition in given year. (classes eligible: Open Std, Open P Std, Open JWW, Open P JWW)

Top Great Dane - Excellent Agility:
- Highest average score achieved in Excellent Agility competition in given year. (classes eligible: Excellent A Std, Excellent B Std, Excellent P Std, Excellent A JWW, Excellent B JWW, Excellent P JWW)

Top Great Dane - Rally Novice Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Rally Novice Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Rally Novice A, Rally Novice B)

Top Great Dane - Rally Advanced Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Rally Advanced Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Rally Advanced A, Rally Advanced B)

Top Great Dane - Rally Excellent Obedience:
- Highest average score achieved in Rally Excellent Obedience competition in given year. (classes eligible: Rally Excellent A, Rally Excellent B)

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