Agility Titles and Abbreviations
Titles and abbreviations for 3 dog agility organizations: The American Kennel Club, United States Dog Agility Association and North American Dog Agility Association.
American Kennel Club (AKC)
Master Agility Champion Title - MACH
To obtain MACH title, a dog must exhibit superior performance on the Agility course. Speed and consistency are the two major qualities denoting "superior performance" and therefore they are the basis for the MASTER AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP program.
In order to acquire the MACH title, a dog must achieve a minimum of 750 championship points and 20 double qualifying scores obtained from the Excellent B Standard Agility class and the Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves class.
Championship Points (CP's) ~ 750 CP's required minimum
1 point (CP) is awarded for each full second under standard course time. For Examaple: If the dog ran a course in 55 seconds and the Standard Course Time was 60 seconds... the dog would receive 5 points.
Dogs earn points from the Ex B Agility Class and/or the Ex B Jumpers With Weaves Class.
Double Qualify (2Q's) ~ 20 (2Q's) required minimum
Qualifying in both the Excellent B Agility Class and the Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves Class
on the same day equals 1 (2Q). The dog must qualify in both classes on the same day 20 times.
United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)
Versatility Certification Titles & Awards
In order to measure the depth of a competitor’s accomplishments or “versatility”, a title certificate is also awarded to recognize a competitor’s collective achievements with a dog in a variety of classes within each level. The versatility titles listed in the table below are awarded at each level upon earning three qualifying scores in the Standard class, being earned under a minimum of two different judges, and one qualifying score in each nonstandard class—Gamblers, Jumpers, Relay and Snooker—with such nonstandard class qualifying scores being earned under a minimum of two different judges, one of which must be different from two of the judges under which the Standard class qualifying scores were earned. The following table presents the requirements for the versatility title at each level.
Agility Dog Champion - ADCH
To obtain ADCH title, a dog must exhibit superior performance on the Agility course. Speed and consistency are the two major qualities denoting "superior performance" and therefore they are the basis for the CHAMPIONSHIP program.
In order to acquire the ADCH title, a dog must achieve master level titles in all 5 classes: Standard, Gamblers, Jumpers, Relay and Snooker. You also must earn 5 qualifying legs in Tournaments with at least 1 qualifying leg being in all 3 classes: Grand Prix, Steeplechase and Three-Dog Team.
United Kingdom International Agility Association
UKI supports two Programs, The International Program and The Speedstakes Program, which enable dogs to progress up the levels of the Programs by gathering the required total of points set per level. Points are awarded on the basis of wins and class placements that are qualifying rounds. Points are also awarded for clear rounds that are not placed. No points will be received for placements with time or course faults.