Triple Crown Challenge


Triple Crown Versatility Challenge - 2012

For the 2nd consecutive year, we will celebrate the versatility of our breed with the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge.  The 2012 NSS Committee would like to honor those handler/dog teams that successfully compete in multiple events by offering a challenge meant to inspire more of us to get out there and accomplish great things with our dogs!  We challenge you to start training now in order to meet our challenge to qualify and/or place in a minimum of three different classes across at least two different NSS events.  

To meet the Triple Crown Challenge, a dog might place and/or qualify in Novice B, Team Obedience and the WDX.  Another dog might qualify in the WD, a sweepstakes class, and in a Bred-By Exhibitor Bitch Class. 

Dogs who meet the Triple Crown Challenge will receive a special commemorative award and the dog’s Triple Crown accomplishments will be published on the 2012 NSS Website and The ACC Bulletin.   All prizes will be presented at the banquet or the WD/X/Q ribbon ceremony (depending on when the dog meets the challenge).  Prizes will be presented to each dog’s owner of record, if present; otherwise the awards will go to the handler.

Entering is easy and it’s only $20 to play, but dogs must be pre-registered by September 5th.  To pre-register, send an email to Gina Downin by September 5th with the name of the Owner/Handler and the full name of the dog….Then, immediately send a check for $20 (made out to ACC) to:
                                          Gina Downin, 4007 33rd Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 

Dogs that meet the challenge must submit a completed Triple Crown Record Form to Gina at the show AFTER competing (either before the banquet or before the WD ribbon ceremony). 

Any questions?   Please contact: Gina Downin - - 301.254.8222

   Print the Qualifications/Info Flyer and the Triple Crown Entry Form

Qualifications for the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge ~

Qualify and/or place in any three classes, across a minimum of two NSS Events

Obedience:  Qualifying score in any obedience class offered.

  Qualifying score in any rally class offered.

Conformation:  Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog/Bitch, a Judge’s Award of Merit or by making the cut in the Best of Breed competition, Placement in any regular or non-regular conformation class.  (Please note: in Stud Dog and Brood Bitch classes, placements are awarded only to the parent dog, not to any of the representative offspring.)  Placement in any Puppy or Veteran Sweepstakes class also qualifies.

Field: Qualifying score in any Working Dog Test (WD, WDX, WDQ).  

   Example 1:
  “Fido” is entered in Rally Novice A, Rally Advanced A , Open Dog in conformation, and the WD for field. Fido qualified in Rally Novice A and placed third in Rally Advanced A. In Open Dog, he did not get a placement.  Since his first two “goals” were both in Rally, and he failed to get a placement in Conformation, he does not meet the Triple Crown Challenge until the field, when he passes the WD. 

    Example 2: “Ripple” is entered in Veteran Obedience, 8+ Year-Old Bitch in Veteran Sweeps, Veteran Bitch 8-10 Years in Conformation, and the WD for field. She qualifies in obedience, is second in her Sweeps class, and goes first in her Veteran conformation class. She’s already met the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge before she hits the field!

After competing, record the classes in which your dog placed and/or qualified by recording the score/placement in the box next to the class.  Submit your completed form to Gina Downin prior to the Banquet if your dog successfully met the challenge by that time.  If your dog earns its final leg at the WD, please submit the form to Gina Downin prior to the ribbon ceremony.   

Print the Qualifications/Info Flyer and the Triple Crown Entry Form here

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