Versatility2017-06-20T15:51:19+00:00

Versatility Requirements

Versatility requirements and application is available online or for download (PDF).

The Versatility Awards can be looked upon as stepping stones to the Hall of Fame or to simply recognize those versatile dogs and owners that enjoy participating in all companion dog sports.

Statement of Purpose
The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc. recognizes the versatility of our breed as both a retriever and hunting companion as well as an active participant in other dog sports. The Hall of Fame was created to showcase extraordinary achievement of an individual flat-coat. The Versatility Awards can be looked upon as stepping stones to the Hall of Fame or to simply recognize those versatile dogs and owners that enjoy participating in all companion dog sports.

These awards are exclusive to ALL flat-coats, including all ILP’s and rescue flat-coats but are not recognized by the AKC. These titles may appear in Newsletter ads and flat-coat specific publications like our WC/WCX titles do, but will not be allowed in show catalogs or hunt test catalogs.

Requirements
There are three ways to qualify for each title:

VFCR1
CD, NA or NAJ, JH or WC
TD, NA or NAJ, JH or WC
CD, TD, JH or WC
VFCR2
CDX, OA or OAJ, SH or WCX
TDX or VST, OA or OAJ, SH or WCX
CDX, TDX or VST, SH or WCX

Verification
To qualify for either level, please include copies of your AKC or WC/X certificates and mail to the Versatility Administrator, Linda Arble. Upon verification, you will receive a special certificate and recognition in the next quarterly Newsletter.

Linda Arble
138 Dove Lane
Centrie Hall, PA 16828-9155
k9energeticmasq@verizon.net

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America is committed to protecting and advancing the interests of the breed through health, education, research, responsible breeding and rescue.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

A determined hunting dog with a small head and mouth can retrieve a large bird, but will not be able to hold it as gently and securely and retrieve repetitively with as much stamina and longevity as the dog with the long head, long muzzle and large, strong jaws.