Working Dog Program

AMERICAN BULLMASTIFF ASSOCIATION

WORKING DOG AWARD PROGRAM

 

The Working Dog Award Program was developed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of bullmastiffs competing in a variety of canine sports activities.  The awards are only available to members of the ABA.

Awards are presented in two main categories:  Working Dog Versatility and Working Dog Performance.

Since the ABA is a part of the AKC, our Working Dog Awards Program is based on AKC titles.  If titles are earned in non-AKC venues, the Working Dog Committee will award comparable points.

The ABA Working Dog Committee shall consist of a panel of interested members.  As of July 2014, the acting chairperson of the committee will be Cindy Platt.  As of May 2017 the Committee members consist of Kimberlee Cook, Jessica Davis, Maureen Dudek, Stephanie Evans,  Tracy Jones, Sunita Lacey, Shannon LeVines and Charlotte Ramsey.

All applications for Working Dog Awards must be received by AUGUST 1, 2017 for awards earned during the calendar year 2016 or earlier.  Awards will be presented at the ABA National Specialty 2017.  Awards can be retroactive for members in good standing.

WORKING DOG-Versatility (WDP-V)

The American Bullmastiff Association, Inc. recognizes the outstanding achievements of bullmastiffs participating in a variety of canine competitions with the Working Dog Performance-Versatility certificate program.  The WDP-V certification is acknowledgement of bullmastiffs that are able to successfully demonstrate the diverse skills required for successful participation in the following categories:  obedience, conformation, agility, rally, tracking, therapy, canine good citizen, therapy dog,  coursing ability, nosework and  various other miscellaneous activities.

WORKING DOG PERFORMANCE-AGILITY (WDP-A)

The American Bullmastiff Association, Inc. recognizes the outstanding achievements of bullmastiffs participating in agility competition with  the Working Dog Performance-Agility certificate program.  The WDP-A certification is acknowledgement of bullmastiffs that are able to successfully demonstrate consistent performance in the sport of competitive agility.

WORKING DOG PERFORMANCE-OBEDIENCE (WDP-O)

The American Bullmastiff Association, Inc. recognizes the outstanding achievements of bullmastiffs participating in obedience and rally competition with the Working Dog Performance-Obedience  certificate program.  The WDP-O certification is acknowledgement of bullmastiffs that are able to successfully demonstrate consistent performance in the sport of competitive obedience and rally.

WORKING DOG PERFORMANCE-TRACKING (WDP-T)

The American Bullmastiff Association, Inc. recognizes the outstanding achievements of bullmastiffs participating in tracking competitions with  the Working Dog Performance-Tracking  certificate program.  The WDP-T certification is acknowledgement of bullmastiffs that are able to successfully demonstrate consistent performance in the sport of competitive tracking.

(Revised JUNE 2017)

Working Dog Chairperson
Cindy Platt
cindy.platt@outlook.com

 

Obedience Application (WDP-O)

Tracking Application (WDP-T)

Versatility Application (WDV)

Agility Application (WDP-A)

 

 

WORKING DOG PERFORMANCE TITLES AND POINT VALUES-AKC  FOR WDP-A, WDP-T AND WDP-O TITLES

(Revised JUNE 2017)

Category Title Point Value Category Title Point Value
Agility NA/NAP 1 Rally RN 1
Agility NJ/NJP 1 Rally RA 2
Agility NF/NFP 1 Rally RE 3
Agility OA/OAP 2 Rally RAE 4
Agility OAJ.OAP 2      
Agility OF/OFP 2 Obedience CGC 0.5
Agility AX/AXP 3 Obedience CGCA 0.5
Agility AXJ/AJP 3 Obedience BN 1
Agility XF/XFP 3 Obedience CD 2
Agility MX/MXP 4 Obedience CDX 3
Agility MXJ/MJP 4 Obedience UD 4
Agility MXF/MFP 4 Obedience UDX 5
Agility T2B 4 Obedience OTCH 6
Agility MACH/PACH 5      
Agility PAX 5      
           
Tracking TD or TDU 2      
Tracking TDX 3      
Tracking VST 4      
Tracking CT 5