This week, after Tula last week, it has to be the full fanfare for BRAINS and such talent has to be a “standalone” announcement!
Kelli Whitfield writes about Finnabair Winston O’Reilly: The AKC offers a versatility title, Versatile Companion Dog, for dogs who complete specific titles in three performances events: obedience, agility and tracking. In order to earn a VCD1 the dog must earn the companion dog title(CD) in obedience, agility titles in both standard agility (NA/ NAP) and jumpers with weaves(NAJ/NJP) from either the regular classes or the preferred classes(preferred classes have lower jump heights) and a tracking title (TD/TDU.) There are 4 levels for VCD titles and the link to that is here: http://www.akc.org/events/vcd-titles/requirements/ In 2015 only 3 terriers earned VCD1 titles and Winston was one of the three terriers and the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to ever earn an AKC VCD1. There is a huge 300 page file that shows all AKC stats for 2015 if you are a numbers person and want to check it out. The terriers are on page 255 for VCD1:http://images.akc.org/pdf/events/2015_AnnualStatistics.pdf?_ga=1.181988260.2005385905.1387200025