Wednesday, March 09, 2011

PACH an official title as of July 1st, 2011

AKC announced yesterday (via the Chairman's report) that the PACH prefix title will go into effect on July 1st, 2011 - two years ahead of the previously released date. PACH QQ's and PACH points are retro-active meaning that MANY dogs will be awarded the PACH title retroactively - perhaps even posthumously. 

Here's the link to the chairman's report:

And here's the relevant text from that report:
In Agility, I’m pleased to announce the creation of the Preferred Agility Championship title, or PACH, which will take effect July 1st. Originally scheduled for 2013, we’re happy to implement it almost 2 years ahead of schedule to recognize our Preferred Agility dogs. Dogs must achieve a minimum of 750 championship points and 20 double qualifying scores from the Excellent Standard and Jumpers with Weaves classes to obtain the championship.
The PACH title is also retroactive, so that any dog that met the requirements prior to July 1st, 2011 will have PACH prefix added to their AKC registered name in the registration database.

And one more interesting nugget from the Chairman's report:
Finally, we’re pleased to announce the first Master Agility Champion mixed-breed dog.
"Prince Doggie," a 5-year-old from Michigan completed the MACH title requirements on February 20 at a trial in Dexter, Michigan. This title came just ten months after the Canine Partners program enrollees became eligible to compete in AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally trials. It’s impressive to note that this accomplishment was achieved by a first-time dog owner! Congratulations to Prince Doggie!

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