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Versatility Awards

The Versatility Awards Program is part of the National Specialty. This program rewards the overall versatility, capabilities and efforts of the Portuguese Water Dog competing in a variety of events at the National Specialty. To be eligible dogs must be entered, compete and qualify in three or more areas of competition where points are tallied for placements 1 through 4. The scoring system allows dogs at all levels to compete and be recognized for their achievements.

Download the Versatility Awards Entry Form

Scoring for Versatility Awards

1. CKC Conformation

Points are given in all classes eligible for Best of Breed and Altered:

1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

Class size
There must be a minimum of 5 dogs in the class for Conformation or points will be lowered.

2. CKC Obedience

Regular Obedience class points are:

1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

3. CKC Rally

Rally Novice and Intermediate class points are:

1st place 3 points
2nd place 2 points
3rd place 1 point
4th place 0.5 point

Rally Advanced, Excellent, and Master classes are:

1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

4. PWDCC Water Work

Points for qualifying scores in water classes are:

JWD 3 points
AWD 4 points
WWD 5 points
CWD & Master 6 points

5. CKC Scent Work

Placements in each class will be determined by time.

Scent Work Instinct class points are:

1st place 3 points
2nd place 2 points
3rd place 1 point
4th place 0.5 point

Scent Work Novice class points are:

1st place 4 points
2nd place 3 points
3rd place 2 points
4th place 1 point

Scent Work Open and higher classes points are:

1st place 5 points
2nd place 4 points
3rd place 3 points
4th place 2 point

Additional Information

An additional 1 bonus point will be added to the final Versatility Awards totals for a dog that earns points in and is handled by one person in 3 or more venues (must include Conformation). The same handler must show the dog in all classes entered.

Exceptions are:

In case of a tie
In case of a final tie, the dogs will share the placement. It is the responsibility of the PWDCC to provide duplicate awards in the case of a final tie.

Should Agility and or Tracking be offered at a future National Versatility Rules will be established at that time.