Independent Awards  

Glei Junior Achievement Trophy

Donated in 2005 by Jill & Jenny Glei for the Durham Kennel Club Junior Member who has trained, exhibited and earned titles on a dog(s) owned or co-owned by them during the Awards calendar year. This will be decided based on a point system.

Points are awarded for the titles earned on a dog and are ranked according to how many titles are allowed in each venue. If there is a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the Junior who has earned the greater number of placements. If there is still a tie, then the highest ranking placements will be used to determine the winner. If there is still a tie, then the trophy will be awarded to the Junior who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has displayed the most outstanding show record.

Gray Versatility Trophy

This trophy was donated in 2003 by Jan Gray for the dog who has exhibited the most versatility over its lifetime. A conformation Championship is not required to earn this trophy. This will be decided based on a point system.

The dog must have earned at least 1 title in at least 3 different venues. The titles may be earned over the lifetime of the dog (time and financial constraints on the part of the owner should not be a factor in determining the versatility of the dog), but at least 1 title must be earned in the awards calendar year. Additional points may be earned for outstanding achievement in a venue but do not count as a title earned in the calendar year (BIS, etc.).

Grimson Tracking Trophy

This trophy, to be awarded annually, was donated by Keith and Mozelle Grimson. It is to be awarded to the dog or bitch that has most distinguished itself in tracking activities during the preceding calendar year, January 1-December 31. The winner is to be selected on the basis of encouragement as well as achievement.

Holland Versatiity Trophy

This trophy, first awarded in 1983, was donated by Hank Holland in honor of his wife. Mary Holland was a very active member of our club right up until her death in 1982. This trophy is awarded annually to a member’s dog or bitch that achieves BOTH its championship AND a title from at least one of the following venues: Agility, coursing, obedience, rally, tracking, or an AKC Title Recognition Program event during the same 12 month period.

Individual Title Plaques

Individual plaques may be obtained for the titles each dog earns in the calendar year (January 1-December 31). Members must be full, voting members with two services earned in the calendar year. Remember that titles earned under the Title Recognition Program (eg, CGC, Therapy Dog, etc, see AKC website for a complete list) are recognized as titles only after you have completed the processing application with AKC.

Special Recognition Awards - Additional

Herding Champion; Therapy Dog (must have earned, qualified, applied for, and has been issued the AKC Therapy Dog Title, ThD, by the AKC); Tracking Champion; Versatile Companion Dog. These awards appear on the large wall plaques at the DKC building.

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