Working Dog Program

WORKING DOG PROGRAM

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

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 is Cindy Platt.

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 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. 

Agility Application (WDP-A)

Obedience Application (WDP-O)

Tracking Application (WDP-T)

Versatility Application (WDV)

WORKING DOG PERFORMANCE TITLES AND POINT VALUES-AKC

(Revised June 2016)

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