“Hildie” Eligibility and Guidelines

There may be more than one winner in a year and the qualifying titles need not have been gained in the year of application.

It is the owner’s responsibility to notify the Performance Committee of their dog’s eligibility for awards and to provide verification. By July 1, copies of the official records of achievement must be sent to the Performance Committee Records Clerk for recognition that fall at the National Specialty. The dog’s owner of record who is also the dog’s trainer must be a member of the MBTCA at the time of application.

The following performance categories include a point system in an attempt to recognize the difference in relative difficulty in training for and achieving the various titles and also to recognize the historical uses of the breed, e.g. rodent hunt titles are more heavily weighted than herding or coursing titles.

  • For the Hildie Versatility Award, a dog must earn three titles in three different categories with a total of at least 6 points. “Miscellaneous Sports” constitutes one category; no more than one title in a sport from this category may be used to satisfy requirements for the award. It is also required that the dog have one additional title or certification from the Citizenship category (with no points assigned to this achievement) and that one of the three performance titles must be at the minimum an AKC PCD, a CD, an AKC Rally Advanced, an off-leash Freestyle title, or an AKC Novice-level agility title. (These off-leash titles may be from various registries if the achievement is equivalent to the AKC titles.)
  • For the Trevor Versatility Excellent Award, a dog must earn four titles in four different categories with a total of at least 12 points. “Miscellaneous Sports” constitutes one category; no more than one title in a sport from this category may be used to satisfy requirements for the award. Additionally, any qualifying achievement in the Miscellaneous category must be at the Excellent/Elite/Expert level. It is also required that the dog have two titles or certifications from the Citizenship category*(with no points assigned to this achievement) and that one of the four performance titles must be at least an AKC PCDX, a CDX, an AKC Rally Excellent, an advanced level Freestyle title, or an AKC Open level agility title (or an equivalent title from various registries).

To calculate the points for either versatility award, only the points of the most advanced title earned in any one sport are to be counted.

Titles listed here or titles equivalent to those listed here but earned with registries not specifically named or implied in this point system will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Send the completed Hildie Form via email or mail to the Performance Committee Clerk by July 1:
Janis Dolphin, 45851 Iversen Road, Gualala, CA 95445
dogwood@mcn.org
(707) 884-3590

Click here for a PDF of the Hildie Guidelines.

Categories of AchievementPoints
CitizenshipNo Points
AKC Canine Good CitizenNone
AKC Community Canine AdvancedNone
AKC Urban Canine Good CitizenNone
AKC Farm DogNone
Therapy Dog / Certification OnlyNone
Temperament TestedNone
Conformation2 Points Maximum
Championship2 Points
Grand Championship2 Points
Obedience/Rally/Freestyle4 Points Maximum
Beginner Novice (BN), Rally Novice (RN)1 Point
Preferred Novice (PCD)1 Points
Novice obedience (CD/UCD), Rally Advanced (RA), Novice Freestyle, Graduate Novice (GN)2 Points
Preferred Open (PCDX)2 Points
Open obedience (CDX/UCDX), Rally Excellent (RE), Intermediate Freestyle, Graduate Open (GO)3 Points
Preferred Utility (PUD)3 Points
Utility obedience (UD/UUD), Versatility (VER), Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE), Advanced Freestyle and above4 Points
Agility4 Points Maximum
Novice Preferred (NAP/NPJ/NFP)1 Point
Novice (NA/NAJ/NF/UKC UAg1 and/or UAgII), Open Preferred (OAP/OJP/OFP)2 Points
Open and Time2Beat (OA/OAJ/OF/T2B/UKC UAgIII), Excellent Preferred (AXP/AJP/XFP)3 Points
Excellent (AX/AXJ/XF/UKC UATCH/UATCHX), Masters, Premier and above MX/MXJ/PAD/PADP/PJD/ PJDP/UKC UGRACH)4 Points
Earthdog/Barn Hunt4 Points Maximum
JE, RATN2 Points
SE, RATO3 Points
ME, RATS and above4 Points
Therapy4 Points Maximum
AKC Therapy Dog Novice (10 visits)1 Point
AKC Therapy Dog (50 visits)3 Points
AKC Therapy Dog Advanced (100 visits)4 Points
Nose Work/Scent Work/Tracking4 Points Maximum
Element L1, Novice1 Point
Element L2, Advanced, NW1, SWN2 Points
Superior2 Points
TD, TDU, Element L3, Excellent, Master, NW2, SWE3 Points
TDX, VST, NW3, SWM, Elite, Detective Dog, and above4 Points
Miscellaneous Sports*3 Points Maximum
Flyball3 Points Maximum
Novice2 Points
Open2 Points
Excellent3 Points
Weight Pull3 Points Maximum
UWP1 Point
UWPCH2 Points
UWPCHX3 Points
Herding2 Points Maximum
Any title beyond Instinct2 Points
Coursing3 Points Maximum
CA1 Point
BCAT1 Point
CAA2 Points
CAX, DCAT or above3 Points
Dock Diving (NADD & AKC)3 Points Maximum
Novice1 Point
Junior1 Point
Senior2 Points
Master and above3 Points
Trick Dog (DMWYD & AKC)3 Points Maximum
Novice1 Point
Intermediate1 Point
Advanced2 Points
Performer/Expert and above3 Points

* NOTE: Only one of the sports from Miscellaneous Sports category may be used to meet the requirements of either level of the Versatility Awards.