by Sandy Mowery


Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as anything in the world can remain. And though the dog herself doesn't know or care that her achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.  A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog  loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.


In addition, a title says that you love your dog. That you loved to spend time with her because she was a good dog and that you believed in her enough to give her yet another chance when she (or you!) failed and in the end your faith was justified.  A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few.  That in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.


And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after a name.  An obedience (agility, flyball, herding, tracking, lure coursing, conformation) title is nothing less than the true love and respect, given and received and recorded permanently.


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Agility Titles

CKC/AKC Titles

Temperament Test/ Good Citizen Titles

Herding Titles

Flyball Titles

Tribute to the dog


You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.


Dr. Seuss






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Ch. - Conformation Champion

Can. FCh. - Field Champion, Lure Coursing (Field Trials for Sight Hounds)

Am. FCh. - ASFA Field Champion

CD,CDX,UD - Obedience titles

JC - AKC Lure Coursing Title

AGN - CKC Agility Novice Title

AGI - CKC Agility Intermediate Title

HT - CKC Herding Tested Title







BH - Schutzhund title

CGC - Canine Good Citizen

TT - Temperatment Tested








HT- CKC Herding Tested Title

HIC - Herding Instinct Certified







FD - Flyball Dog (20 points)

FDX - Flyball Dog Excellent (100 points)

FDCH - Flyball Dog Champion (500 points)

FM - Flyball Master (5,000 points)

FMX - Flyball Master Excellent (10,000 points)

FMCH - Flyball Master Champion (15,000 points)

ONYX - Onyx Award (20,000 points)

FGDCh- Flyball Grand Champion (30,000 points)

FG40K- Flyball Grand Champion (40,000 points)







by George Graham Vest, 1870


The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.


Gentlemen of the Jury, a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert him he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in this world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master to its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.