LRC Versatile Producer of Merit award for sires and dams

A versatile Labrador Retriever is one that can embrace a variety of challenges, fields, or skills and turn with ease from one venue to another. The sires and dams that consistently produce such versatile offspring shall be recognized by the Labrador Retriever Club by offering a Versatile Producer of Merit award.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Versatile Producer of Merit award is to recognize Labrador Retrievers whose offspring:

  1. 1. meet the LRC, Inc. breed standard,
  2. 2. demonstrate ability in a performance (retrieving) venue,
  3. 3. obtain one or more titles in at least one companion venue (obedience/rally, tracking, or agility).

Our goals are:

  • 1. to provide incentives to owners of Labrador Retrievers to exhibit in all AKC venues open to retrievers so there will be more multi-titled Labrador Retrievers.
  • 2.to motivate breeders to encourage puppy buyers to train and exhibit their dogs in AKC events
  • 3. to recognize Labrador retrievers who produce offspring that meet the standard and can perform in all AKC venues open to retrievers.
  • 4. to demonstrate to the public the versatility of the breed

One owner of the sire or dam that is being nominated must be a member in good standing with the LRC Inc.  Owners of the offspring are not required to be members of the LRC Inc.

Requirements

Because they are producers, they must be enrolled in the OFA CHIC database. To earn the VPM award, sires must have four qualifying offspring and dams must have two qualifying offspring. In this context, “qualifying” shall mean that each offspring has accomplished all of the following at AKC licensed events according to the rules thereof:

Principal Accomplishments (Conformation and Performance)

The offspring must demonstrate that they meet the breed standard as evidenced by a Championship title, conformation points, or a Conformation Certificate, accumulating a minimum of five VPM points in the conformation category.

The offspring must also have proven ability in the field by holding a Working Certificate, a hunt test title, or a field trial title or points, accumulating a minimum of five VPM points in the field category.

Companion Accomplishments

The offspring must demonstrate ability to compete in AKC Companion events (obedience (or rally), tracking, or agility).

Titles

Titles that qualify them for this award must be earned in AKC regular titling events in the Companion and Performance Departments of the AKC. The titles must be earned at the “traditional” tiers of AKC events, regardless of which venues are pursued. Eligible titles are listed in the Points schedule. Each year, the LRC will publish the names of the top (high-point) 25 sires and top (high point) 25 dams in the LRC Yearbook and on the LRC website.

Any title, degree, or LRC certificate that is not explicitly listed will not count towards these requirements unless or until the VPM Committee approves said title, degree, or certificate. Points are deliberately weighted higher for the advanced titles to encourage people to continue training their dogs after obtaining a basic title, and to recognize the dogs that are able to attain the higher degrees. Points for AKC titles will continue to accrue over the lifetime of the sire/dam, but will not accumulate if the owners are not current members or applicants of the LRC in the year the title is earned. POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY to cover non-membership years.

Application process          LRC VPM Application

  1. 1. Complete the application found on the LRC website
  2. 2. The applicant(s) must provide proof of all titles by including an original or photocopy of the AKC, and/or LRC, certificate(s) or a copy of the AKC Awards page.
  3. 3. The owner of the sire and the dam must be members of the LRC, Inc. or have applied for membership prior to nominating the dog(s).
  4. 4. Submit the application, proof of titles, and a check for $25, payable to LRC, Inc to the program coordinator listed on the application.

Point schedule

Points are deliberately weighted higher for the advanced titles to encourage people to continue training their dogs after obtaining a basic title, and to recognize the dogs that are able to attain the higher degrees.

Points for AKC titles will continue to accrue over the lifetime of the sire/dam, but will not accumulate if the owners are not current members or applicants of the LRC in the year the title is earned. POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY.

View Point Schedule

PRINCIPAL  ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  Conformation and Performance (mandatory)
A minimum of 5 points from each principal is required.
1)      Proof of correct conformation (required)
[5] [CC] [LRC event]
10 AKC show point(s) (10 points if the dog has 1 or more show points but fewer than 15)
60 CH
2)      A field OR hunt test title is required
AKC Field Trial Titles
12 AFC point(s) (12 points if the dog has 1 or more field points but fewer than 15)
15 FC point(s) (15 points if the dog has 1 or more field points but fewer than 10)
70 AFC or NAFC (+25)
70 FC or NFC (+30)
AKC Hunt Test Titles
[5] [WC] [LRC event]
25 JH
30 SH
40 MH
+20 MNH Similar to the NOC, but non-competitive so not equivalent in value
COMPANION  ACCOMPLISHMENTS (A minimum of 15 points is required.) (*either of two parts or things needed to complete the whole)
AKC OBEDIENCE & RALLY TITLES
8, 5 CD, RN
15, 8 CDX, RA
30, 15 UD, RE
10 OM
20 OGM
40, 20 UDX, RAE
60 OTCH
+30 NOC
AKC TRACKING TITLES
15 TD or TDU
25 TDX
40 VST
60 CT
AKC AGILITY TITLES
6 ALL NOVICE
15 ALL OPEN
18 ALL EXCELLENT
25 ALL MASTER
60 MACH

VPM Title Holders – Dams

458 – Dutch Hollow Storm Cat CD SH AWC (pointed) – SN79265702 – Sandy McMillan
Dutch Hollow’s Silver Lining TDX MH AWC CC – SR36419502
Dutch Hollow’s City Slicker TD JH AWC (major pointed) – SR36419503
Dutch Hollow’s Charismatic, CD, RE, MH (pointed) – SR05930703
Dutch Hollow’s Mighty Quinn VCD2 RE JH AX AXJ MXP MJP RATO CC – SR50327205

435 – Fawnhaven’s the Sorceress – SR03254306 – Barb & Don Ironside, Darlene Pado
GCH CH Reimur’s Juz Fulla Myself CD RE MH – SR40593501
Reimur Juz Crashin’ Thru VCD1 UD VER RAE TDX JH THD CGCA CC – SR40593507
(166 pts from CH Fawnhaven Celtic Woman O’Reimur JH RN WC – SR40593502)

291 – CH Snowden Hill Mango Crazy RA JH WC – SR09552203 – Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren
GCH CH Grampian Lola Tortola Viking CD RA JH WC – SR30508608
CH Grampian Bedizened Viking CD RA MH WCX – SR30508609
Grampian Raptor Mystique CD RAE2 NAP WC CC – SR30508601

256 – Pleasant Pine’s Mischief Maker CDX JH – SN36054504 – Karen & Richard Kennedy
Pleasant Pine’s Making A Mark UD RA SH CC
Pleasant Pine’s A Bit Of Mischief CDX MH CC

166 –  CH Fawnhaven Celtic Woman O’Reimur JH RN WC – SR40593502 – Barb & Don Ironside, Darlene Pado (new in 2017)(CH Hyspiresurshot Juz Bcuz Im Hot x Fawnhaven’s The Sorceress* WC)
CH Reimur’s Good Humor Man JH BN CD RN NAP OFP CGC WC – SR70618903
Reimur’s Marge Simpson JH BN CD RE CGCA CC – SR70618901

120 – Justamere Arwen CD SH RE CC – SR06402907- Marcia Talon
Justamere Fleur-de-Lis CD RE WC CC – SR31571101 
Justamere Jack O’ The Green RAE JH CC – SR49473005
Justamere Jazz Singer RE JH CC – SR49473004

115 – Wintercamp Bluebonnet Melody UD RE JH OA OAJ – SR31500901 – Rhonda Miller
Wintercamp’s Viola Vainglory JH OA OAJ CC  SR64214802
Wintercamp’s Elysian Heartsease RE JH MX MXJ MJB CC     SR64214801

106 – GCH CH Dutch Hollow’s Simply Charming RA TDX SH WC – SR64724701 – Sandy McMillan
Dutch Hollow’s Simply Because TD JH WC CC – SR84412203
Dutch Hollow’s Encore TDX NA/NAJ/NFP BN DN CA RATO WC CC – SR84412207

94 – GCHB CH Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin CD RA MH – SR22474901 – Robin Anderson (new in 2017)
Grampian Viking Aspen X-Treme! CD BN RA WC CC CGC ThD – SR69882203
Grampian Hickory’s Crimson H20Dragon UD RE JH CC ThDX CGC – SR47371006


VPM Title Holders – Sires (none)