Versatility and Performance (VC/VCX/PC/PCX) Awards

MASCUSA also offers four awards that specifically recognize individual Miniature American Shepherds and their breeders and owners for their varied accomplishments that represent our breed. To earn the Versatility Certificate, Versatility Excellence Certificate, Performance Certificate, and Performance Excellence Certificate dogs must have earned titles in multiple venues, proving that they are indeed, versatile.

Requirements

Versatile Certificate (VC)

Dog must have earned titles with points in 3 of 4 AKC categories (Conformation, Obedience/Rally, Herding, Agility). At least one title must be earned in conformation and one must be a herding title – any stock or course, started level or beyond. A total of 20 points or more are required to earn the VC.

Versatile Certificate Excellent (VCX)

Dog must have earned titles with points in all 4 of the 4 AKC categories (Conformation, Obedience/Rally, Herding, Agility). One of these titles must be earned in conformation and one must be earned in herding. For the VCX, the herding requirement may be fulfilled one of two ways – by earning an intermediate title (any stock and course) or by earning two started titles (two different stock, any course). A total of 30 points or more must be earned.

Performance Certificate (PC)

Dog must have earned titles with points in 2 of the 3 following AKC categories (Obedience/Rally, Herding, Agility). At least one title must be a herding title – any stock or course, started level or beyond. A total of 20 points or more are required to earn the PC.

Performance Certificate Excellent (PCX)

Dog must have earned titles with points in all 3 of the following AKC categories (Obedience/Rally, Herding, Agility). One of these titles must be earned in herding. For the PCX, the herding requirement may be fulfilled one of two ways – by earning an intermediate title (any stock and course) or by earning two started titles (two different stock, any course). A total of 30 points or more must be earned.

Please refer to the Versatility and Performance (VC/VCX/PC/PCX) Awards Rules and Application Form for more details.

Approved by the MASCUSA Board of Directors April 13, 2021.

Award Reports

Below is the postmarked or received date of an application, the dog being honored, and the name of the owner applying, who is a MASCUSA member in good standing.

Versatile Certificate Excellent (VCX)

01/27/22 Wigglebutt Han Solo Bill & Angela Ogle

Versatile Certificate (VC)

08/11/21 CH Wigglebutt Zenyatta RE HSAs FDC OA OAJ DCAT SWD SWM SIME SHDE RATM DN CGCA CGCU TKI Bill & Angela Ogle
01/27/22 Wigglebutt Han Solo Bill & Angela Ogle

Performance Certificate Excellent (PCX)

01/27/22 Wigglebutt Han Solo Bill & Angela Ogle

Performance Certificate (PC)

08/11/21 CH Wigglebutt Zenyatta RE HSAs FDC OA OAJ DCAT SWD SWM SIME SHDE RATM DN CGCA CGCU TKI Bill & Angela Ogle
01/27/22 Wigglebutt Han Solo Bill & Angela Ogle