2015 Triple Crown Versatility Challenge
the 5th consecutive year, we will celebrate the versatility
of our breed with the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge.
The 2015 NSS Committee would like to honor those handler/dog
teams that successfully compete in multiple disciplines 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
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.
who meet the Triple Crown Challenge will receive a special
award and the dog’s Triple Crown accomplishments will be
published on the 2015 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
Entering is easy and it’s only $20 to play, but dogs must
be pre-registered by September 18th (when entries close).
To pre-register, send an email to Gina Downin (address
below) by Sept. 18 with the name of the Owner/Handler and
the registered name of the dog….
Then, immediately send a check for $20
(made out to Gina Downin)
Downin, 4007 33rd Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
that meet the challenge must submit a completed Triple Crown
Record Form to Gina Downin or Lynda Barber-Wiltse at the
show AFTER competing
(either before the banquet or before the WD ribbon
ceremony). Please download and print a copy of the record
form from the ACC NSS website.
questions? Please contact: Gina Downin -
Qualifications for the Triple Crown Versatility Challenge
(Qualify and/or place in any three classes, across a minimum
of two NSS disciplines.)
(Please note: For the purposes of this Challenge, Obedience
& Rally = 1 discipline.)
Qualifying score in tracking. (Tracking NOT offered
at the 2015 NSS)
Qualifying score in any agility class offered.
Qualifying score in any obedience and/or rally class
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.
Qualifying score in any Working Dog Stake (WD, WDX, WDQ).
“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.
“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!
Print the Flyer with all requirements
Print the Registration Form