The Versatile Aussie Award:

The Versatile Aussie award was first created in 2006 to encourage both showing and a working discipline to be competed for at the same event on the same day, and demonstrate the ideal which is that a working dog can be beautiful, or a beautiful dog can also work. Since its creation it has been kindly sponsored by Ruth Summerley and is quite a sought after award to obtain at the Open Show. The Versatile Veteran Award was then introduced in 2016.

  • The format is on a points basis, points being collected at the open show only.

  • The classes are open to both dogs and bitches

  • Each dog must compete in a minimum of 1 breed class as per the show schedule. The type of breed class you enter does not matter, so, you could enter just a colour class or a working class if eligible.

  • Each dog must also compete in at least 1 working class for which it is eligible, either Obedience, Agility/Jumping or both.

  • The same person MUST handle that dog in all the disciplines entered to obtain points. Although moving the dog by a runner in the breed classes would be permitted.

The Points:

Points obtained for placings in all of the classes are as follows:

Competing in a Class means:

  • Breed Class - being in the ring for the duration of that class entered (if marked absent from the class this will not count)

  • Obedience - doing ALL the exercises and being marked for them.

  • Agility/Jumping -  completing the course even if eliminated and getting a course time.   Dogs aged upto 6 years will be marked from the graded classes and dogs aged 7 years and over will be marked from the Veteran classes only.

  • TRAINING ROUNDS DO NOT COUNT

Each dog must compete in a minimum of 1 breed class as per the show schedule. The type of breed class you enter does not matter, so, you could enter just a colour class or a working class if eligible.

 

Each dog must also compete in at least 1 working class for which it is eligible, either Obedience, Agility/Jumping or both.

 

The same person MUST handle that dog in all the disciplines entered to obtain points. Although moving the dog by a runner in the breed classes would be permitted.

How the winner is decided:

  • The highest points from 1 Breed class and 1 Working discipline are put forward onto the score board.

  • In the event of a tie or ties the points from second and subsequent classes would be taken into consideration assuming that more than one discipline has been entered. A maximum of 2 obedience and 2 agility/jumping classes would be taken into overall consideration.  If the result was still tied the scores in obedience and times in agility/jumping classes would be counted, i.e. the lowest points lost in obedience class would be the higher placed dog or the fastest times in Agility/Jumping would  be the higher placed dog.

  • Usual KC rules for entry into classes apply as per the show schedule.

 

So now you know the ins and outs why don’t you have a go. Book your classes at the next open show and step within the shoes of our previous winners.

Role of Honour- Versatile Aussie

Role of Honour- Versatile Veteran

2006 - Louise Spenceley with Quilters Anomander Rake

2007 - Claire Cartwright with Allmark Tia Maria

2008 - Leigh Ward with Accra Homealone

2009 - Sandra Harrison with Lyveden Manara Mansi for Remuda

2010 - Sandra Harrison with Lyveden Manara Mansi for Remuda

2011 - Julie Swallow with Mirriyan Bega Tirrike

2012  -Julie Swallow with Mirriyan Bega Tirrike

2013 - Di Gumbley with Mirriyan Bega Mirrin

2014 - Catherine Fuller with Trijem Apple Danish at Inoby

2015 - Kat Farrants with Solarwind Star Sapphire

2016 - Catherine Fuller with Trijem Think Outside The Box

2017 - Laura Whiley with Moonstyle Mystic Frost

2018 - Laura Whiley with Moonstyle Mystic Frost

2019- Bruce Hellingsworth and Trijem Coogie Beach Babe at Carabaz

 

 

2016 - Catherine Fuller and Trijem Apple Danish at Inoby

2017 - Julie Swallow with Lyveden Castill Chaska

2018 - Catherine Fuller with Trijem Urban Daredevil for Inoby

2019- Catherine Fuller with Trijem Apple Danish for Inoby

 

 

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