Playtyme Papillons of Distinction - AKC Breeder of Merit

Information on Titles

BIS - Best in Show
BISS - Best in Show Specialty
WETT - Water Education Training Tested
CH - Champion
GRCH -  Grand Champion
TOPTEN - Top Ten dogs in the World for the breed
CD - Companion Dog
UAG1 - United Agility 1
UAG2 - United Agility 2
CGC - Canine Good Citizen


BIS
Out of all the dogs at the dog show only one dog will walk away with Best in Show. First dogs have to compete at the breed level which is broke up by age groups of Puppy 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, novice, American bred, and Open. the winner of each of these classes for boys and girls (because they are shown in the classes based on age and sex) come back to compete for the Best Male or the Best Female, The winners from these classes will then have to compete for Best of Breed against the Champions. The winner from here will go one to compete in Group.

All breeds are divided into groups of other dogs that do like jobs. The Golden is a hunting dog so it is in the group with all the other hunting dogs, and likewise for other breeds. The Group will be placed 1-4 this is where the title GROUP 1 comes into play. Only the dogs who win a Group 1 will go back to compete for Best in Show. This number varies depending on the organization and how they have the groups broken up. So the Dog who Wins Best in Show has essentially beaten every other dog at the show and the Judge says that this is the very BEST dog at the show. It is a very huge honor to win a best in show, Coming from a Judging perspective I personally know what it takes for a dog to win Best in Show in my ring. I have had the opportunity to judge some really amazing dogs in my Judging career and it’s been an honor and a privilege. Dogs who win Best In Show have to have something so much more then Breed type (while they do have to have this as well as structure) A Best in Show dog has to have class, flair, elegance, style, and grace. They need to be ever thing that breed is looking for and that much more. 

BISS
This is everything a Best In Show win is but more because it is just against certain breeds or a limited number of breeds or just a single breed.

WETT
To achieve the WETT title your dog must be able to: retrieve a bumper thrown into the water, fetch an object (usually a life vest) which was dropped from a boat, save a drowning victim by taking a life vest to the drowning person, swim with the handler, and complete a basic obedience handling test.
be able to distinguish a drowning victim from an ordinary swimmer and take the life saving device to the drowning victim, retrieve an object dropped from a boat (usually the oar) and return the object to the handler on the boat and then return to shore to wait for the handler to return, retrieve multiple objects placed in the water, tow a boat from a distance of 50 feet back to the shore, and retrieve a submerged object that is dropped in water belly deep to the dog.

CGC
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.


United Kennel Club Titles

UAG1

United Agility I Title (UAGI). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility I class or any combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.

1. Receive three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials in the Agility I class;

2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 170 points or more;

3. All three qualifying scores may be obtained under the same Judge.


UAG2
United Agility II Title (UAGII). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility II class. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.

1. Receive three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials in the Agility II class;

2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 170 points or more;

3. All three qualifying scores may be obtained under the same Judge.

United Agility I Title (UAGI). This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Agility I class or any combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC Licensed agility trials.