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Annual Awards

All Full Members are eligible for applying for the annual awards as described on this page. Submission forms will be printed in the Retriever Review in February and March, and they are due to Ron Morelos by April 15, 2017. A version of the Annual Awards application is available here. As we did last year, this year’s annual awards will be presented during lunch time of the Specialty Show. Below are the categories and rules covering eligibility.

Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Annual Awards

1.     ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: LRCSC will award achievement pins to the owner of each Labrador Retriever who earns any title awarded by the American Kennel Club.     The dogs’ owner must be a LRCSC member.

2.     OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The LRCSC will award the Labrador Retriever who completes the requirements in any one of the following categories. The award is given once in the lifetime of the dog, and the requirements do not have to be completed in the same calendar year. More than one dog may receive this award each year. The dogs’ owner must be a LRCSC member.

Category A.
1. AKC Bench Championship
2. Placement in an AKC Licensed Field Trial or a qualifying score in a Senior     Hunting Test
3. Companion Dog Excellent, Tracking Test title, or Open Agility title

Category B.
1. AKC Field Trial Championship or Master Hunter title
2. Companion Dog Excellent, Tracking Test title, or Open Agility title
3. Major conformation points at an AKC licensed show

Category C.
1. Obedience Trial Championship, Tracking Dog Excellent title, or MACH Agility title
2. Major conformation points at an AKC licensed show
3. Placement in an AKC Field Trial or qualifying score in a Senior Hunt Test

3.    ALL AROUND LABRADOR RETRIEVER AWARD: The LRCSC will award any Labrador Retriever who completes the requirements in any one of the following categories. The requirements do not have to be completed in the same calendar year. The dogs’ owner must be a LRCSC member.

Category A.
1. AKC Bench Championship
2. Companion Dog, Tracking title, or Novice Agility title
3. Working Certificate or qualifying score in a Junior Hunt Test

Category B.
1. Utility Dog, Tracking Dog Excellent title, or Excellent Agility title
2. Working Certificate or qualifying score in a Junior Hunt Test
3. Conformation points at an AKC licensed show, under two (2) different judges

Category C.
1. Senior Hunt Test Title
2. Conformation points at an AKC licensed show, under two (2) different judges
3. Companion Dog, Tracking Test title, or Novice Agility or Novice Rally title

LRCSC ANNUAL AWARDS

These are awarded competitively according to a point system, which is based on the number of dogs defeated in the award category. These points are verified, by the Awards Committee, using the AKC Gazette. Major conformation wins will add points equal to the points in the major. (For example, a 5 point major will add 5 points to the number of Labradors defeated at that show) Minor points for wins in excess of those needed (15) to complete a championship, may not be counted. For all the following awards, the dogs’ owner must be a LRCSC member.

4.    BRED BY EXHIBITOR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Select Bitch, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, and/or Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor Class at an AKC licensed show or as LRCSC Futurity Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex (breeder/owner handled).

5.    TOP WINNING DOG – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever dog, defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed and/or Best of Opposite Sex, or  Select  Dog at AKC licensed shows, totaled together.

6.     TOP WINNING BITCH – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever bitch defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed and/or Best of Opposite Sex, or Select Bitch at AKC licensed shows, totaled together.

7.     WINNERS DOG OF THE YEAR
– Awarded to the Labrador Retriever dog defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Best of Winners,  and Winners Dog from the Winners Dog class at AKC licensed shows.

8.     WINNERS BITCH OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever bitch defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Select Bitch, Best of Winners and Winners Bitch from the Winners Bitch class at AKC licensed shows.

9.     BREEDER OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the breeder of Labrador Retrievers defeating the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Select Bitch, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch at AKC licensed shows or as LRCSC Futurity Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex. Dogs need not be owned by the breeder, but breeder must be a LRCSC member.

10.    STUD DOG OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever dog whose get defeats the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Select Bitch,  Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch at AKC licensed shows, or as LRCSC Futurity Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex.

11.    BROOD BITCH OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever bitch whose get defeats the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers as Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Select Bitch, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch at AKC licensed shows, or as LRCSC Futurity Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex.

12.    AMATEUR HANDLER OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the amateur handler/owner, seventeen (17)  years of age or older, who defeats the greatest number of Labrador Retrievers while handling Labrador Retrievers to Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select  Dog, Select Bitch, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch at AKC licensed shows, or as LRCSC Futurity Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex. Amateur handler must be a LRCSC member and must be registered owner of the dog being handled, but co-owners need not be LRCSC members.

13.    TOP OBEDIENCE DOG OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever with the highest average of any three (3) scores earned in any AKC accepted classed at AKC licensed shows or trials.

14.    BEST FIELD TRIAL DOG OF THE YEAR – Awarded to the Labrador Retriever with the highest number of cumulative points earned in stakes (Derby, Amateur, Open, Qualifying) at AKC licensed/sanctioned Field Trials or Picnic Trials. Points for AKC Field Trials are: 15 for first, 12 for second, 9 for third, 6 for fourth, 3 for a JAM (Judge’s Award of Merit).Points for Picnic Trials are: 5 for first, 3 for second, 1 for third and ½ for fourth. Once a dog has earned licensed Field Trial points, he/she may no longer count Picnic Trial points for that class.

15.    BEST JUNIOR HANDLER – Awarded to the handler, sixteen (16) years of age or under, who earns the highest number of cumulative points in Junior Showmanship at AKC licensed shows. Junior handler’s family must be LRCSC members.

RULES GOVERNING ELIGIBILTY

Please read these rules carefully before applying for awards. They have been revised and some requirements and procedures have been changed.

1. Unless otherwise specified, dogs’ owner must have been a (paid) member in good standing of the LRCSC. The  club’s fiscal year begins January 1 and ends December 31 of each year. If a member joined the club (paid dues) during the fiscal year, the dog’s wins or achievements will be recognized from the date the Membership Application (including dues payment) was received by the Membership Chairperson, or a LRCSC Officer.

2. The Awards Committee will verify the information given on the Awards Application using official AKC publications. The Committee is not required to search for additional information. The Committee will independently compute the points for each award. Items marked with * are required, and an application will not be accepted without this information. The AKC has “Number of Dogs Defeated” reports available online at, www.akc.org. This report will be the ONLY way to submit your win numbers and MUST be included with each application. No applications will be accepted without this form attached, NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. It is the responsibility of the dog’s owner and/or breeder to make a separate written application(s) for each specific award on or before April 1, 2016 (postmark date) by completing the form provided. The dog’s owner must submit required information (*) on the application for each award separately. Please attach the AKC “number of dogs defeated” form with each application.

4. Fill out a SEPARATE APPLICATION for each award for which you apply.

All perpetual awards won, must be returned to the Annual Awards Chairperson, LRCSC Officer or Director, thirty (30) days prior to the year’s Awards Banquet. Failing to do so, will result in ineligibility to compete in subsequent Annual Awards competitions.

NOTE: Whenever you see the notation, “DOG’S OWNER MUST BE A LRCSC MEMBER”, it means the actual registered owner of the dog must be a (PAID) member in good standing of the LRCSC during the entire period of time that wins are being counted.

These rules were voted on and accepted by the LRCSC Board of Directors on February 6, 2014.