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Title: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on December 03, 2015, 01:37:37 PM
Here is an updated listing of NADAC Titles and Special Awards.

There isn't room to list Hoopers, but it is the same as X-Hoopers if you remove the "X-"

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Cheryl Gilbert on December 05, 2015, 08:37:23 PM
The triple superior award says that skilled and proficient points are combined for Novice and Open but not for Elite.  Is this accurate?  I thought that at this point skilled and proficient points were interchangeable. 
Cheryl Gilbert
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on December 05, 2015, 08:57:58 PM
The triple superior award says that skilled and proficient points are combined for Novice and Open but not for Elite.  Is this accurate?  I thought that at this point skilled and proficient points were interchangeable. 
Cheryl Gilbert

I will fix that.  I missed that.

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Maureen deHaan on December 06, 2015, 04:56:51 AM
Hi Sharon

just confirming - There are no ALL AROUND, VERSATILITY, SUPERIOR VERSATILITY or TRIPLE SUPERIOR awards given to Intro dogs? 

If not - I'd like to ask why not?

Thanks
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on December 06, 2015, 09:41:39 AM
Hi Sharon

just confirming - There are no ALL AROUND, VERSATILITY, SUPERIOR VERSATILITY or TRIPLE SUPERIOR awards given to Intro dogs? 

If not - I'd like to ask why not?

Thanks

I just haven't had time to add them.  I did respond to someone that yes, Intro is included in all same awards as any other level.

I will get it done, hopefully today.

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on December 06, 2015, 09:45:53 AM
Hi Sharon

just confirming - There are no ALL AROUND, VERSATILITY, SUPERIOR VERSATILITY or TRIPLE SUPERIOR awards given to Intro dogs? 

If not - I'd like to ask why not?

Thanks

All Around, Triple Superior, and Versatility at also at the Intro levels.  The All Around and Superior Versatility do not include Intro.

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Maureen deHaan on December 07, 2015, 03:00:29 AM
Thank you :) 
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sandy Langan on January 16, 2016, 06:03:55 AM
Now that my young dog is getting into the elite division I've noticed the DRI row on his points cart has numbers. He has one 102.26 which then has a P-1 in the platinum row. I know there is some special award for runs over 100. Really don't understand what the DRI is actually. Is there a explanation somewhere,or can someone tell me. Thanks for the help Sandy Langan
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: garypaula on January 19, 2016, 09:56:48 AM
I have had to search out an explanation of DRI several times, but I think I finally get it.  The Dog Run Index (DRI) is computed every three months, based on actual runs of dogs during that period of time.  If you score over 100, you are probably in the top 5% of dogs in your height category that ran during that time period; so 102 is a great score.  The P-1 means that you have one leg toward the Platinum Speed Star, which is explained in the list of titles and awards link that Sharon posted.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on January 19, 2016, 01:25:02 PM
I have had to search out an explanation of DRI several times, but I think I finally get it.  The Dog Run Index (DRI) is computed every three months, based on actual runs of dogs during that period of time.  If you score over 100, you are probably in the top 5% of dogs in your height category that ran during that time period; so 102 is a great score.  The P-1 means that you have one leg toward the Platinum Speed Star, which is explained in the list of titles and awards link that Sharon posted.

Thank you for helping with the question about DRI!  Sometimes I can't keep and I appreciate the help!

And your answer is perfect!

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sandy Langan on January 20, 2016, 05:10:06 AM
Thank you so much for the help on this. Sandy Langan
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: YvonneNS on January 31, 2016, 11:06:10 AM
Once again I have old computer issues and can not download the Titles and Awards. :'(   Any chance there is a pdf file?
Yvonne
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: garypaula on February 09, 2016, 12:45:04 PM
Here is a PDF of the Titles and Awards document.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Edraith on February 09, 2016, 02:26:42 PM
So...
IJC = intro jumpers champion? (we just got another Q so that's 30 points so Edraith has that!)
what is O-IJC and S-IJC?
I think I can extrapolate the rest from that.

Thanks! Love the pdf, the doc wasn't working for me either.

If I read the rules right, VT runs count for everything EXCEPT that half of NATCH titles have to be at a "real trial", correct?

Thank you so much for this program, it is fun, which is what agility should be :) and for someone whose primary activity is SAR and can't make trials because of training, it allows us to play along!
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Vicki Storrs on February 09, 2016, 05:48:16 PM
If you notice, all the classes at all levels have the -O and -S addition after earning more points in each class at the same level. The O stands for Outstanding, the S stands for Superior. Staying in a class at each level is never required once you earn the "basic" title with 30 points. However, by continuing to compete at the same level you earn these advanced titles, outstanding and superior. By staying and earning Superior titles you are able to qualify for NADAC awards--Triple Superior (Superior titles in Regular, Chances, and Jumpers), Superior Versatility (superior titles in Reg, Chances, Jumpers, Touch and Go, Tunnelers, and Weavers) and All Around (all the last list plus Hoopers).  The choice is always yours, but I love earning my awards (most clubs also recognize these achievements with rosettes, some of which are Huge--the only ribbons I take any more) and for me anyway, I appreciate the opportunity for the dog and I to continue learning at each level while working for a goal. Neither of us have EVER been ready to advance to the next level after only 3 Qs!!
Congratulations on Edraith's new title!
Vicki Storrs
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Edraith on February 09, 2016, 06:35:15 PM
Thanks!
I am not in a club so I guess I dont get rossettes. Bummer because im one those funny people who love ribbons and certificates :) I didnt see a NADAC store, is there an option to purchase rosettes for folks who are not in a club?

And yes i plan om staying at intro. My handling needs to improve and also i get very confused on courses. It is getting easier but intros i still sometimes run wrong! Oops
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on February 09, 2016, 07:09:38 PM
So...
IJC = intro jumpers champion? (we just got another Q so that's 30 points so Edraith has that!)
what is O-IJC and S-IJC?
I think I can extrapolate the rest from that.

Thanks! Love the pdf, the doc wasn't working for me either.

If I read the rules right, VT runs count for everything EXCEPT that half of NATCH titles have to be at a "real trial", correct?

Thank you so much for this program, it is fun, which is what agility should be :) and for someone whose primary activity is SAR and can't make trials because of training, it allows us to play along!

IJC would stand for Intro Jumpers Class.

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Vicki Storrs on February 10, 2016, 12:21:18 AM
Thanks!
I am not in a club so I guess I dont get rossettes. Bummer because im one those funny people who love ribbons and certificates :) I didnt see a NADAC store, is there an option to purchase rosettes for folks who are not in a club?

And yes i plan om staying at intro. My handling needs to improve and also i get very confused on courses. It is getting easier but intros i still sometimes run wrong! Oops

You don't need to belong to a club to get the rosette. Many if not most people at a trial, at least in the places where I've lived/competed, don't usually belong to the host club. And some "hosts" are not clubs with "members" at all.  The rosettes, if offered, go to any competitors at the trial. Sometimes it's mentioned in the premium that they offer rosettes for awards, sometimes at briefings they will ask if anyone is close to an award, or mention that they have rosettes for the big awards...but even if they don't mention it, if you earn one, ask someone about it.  They're happy to reward your success, sometimes even pausing the trial for a photo with you, your dog, and the judge.  And I know of one group who, if you happen to Finish a big award at a trial that doesn't offer rosettes, will let you purchase at cost one of theirs after the fact. No photo op but a nice big rosette to mark your accomplishment. A lot of great people in NADAC. I know you're just getting started, but look forward to having a Great Time!
And don't worry about those "oops, ran the wrong way!" moments. We've all had them, and for many of us each move up in level will cause those moments to return in frequency. That's why I like feeling "solid" at a level before moving up.  So nobody watching cares when you forget a course, nobody is judging you--and if you keep your wits a little bit (hard to do...but for me it gets easier now that I've screwed up enough times :-) and don't let your dog know a mistake has been made, just try to stay smooth and find a nice way to "finish" the run connected with your dog, sometimes people will tell you Great Job...and Mean It!
Vicki 
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: cheyaut on February 11, 2016, 03:34:30 AM
And sometimes we run the course wrong AFTER we've run it correct! One time I ran 3 dogs in Touch N Go, Beta, so 6 runs of the same course. I was great the first 4 times... and got lost the 5th time ;) And just this past weekend, the second time on a regular course (beta), I told my dog an off course... and managed to call him off in time (good doggy!) but then caused another off course because my brain was scrambled lol. As long as you and your dog are having fun, that's all that matters! People cheer great runs, even if it's not anywhere near the correct course. NADAC sure has some wonderful people in it!
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: BeckyAH on February 12, 2016, 05:31:37 AM
Thanks!
I am not in a club so I guess I dont get rossettes. Bummer because im one those funny people who love ribbons and certificates :) I didnt see a NADAC store, is there an option to purchase rosettes for folks who are not in a club?

And yes i plan om staying at intro. My handling needs to improve and also i get very confused on courses. It is getting easier but intros i still sometimes run wrong! Oops

You don't need to belong to a club to get the rosette. Many if not most people at a trial, at least in the places where I've lived/competed, don't usually belong to the host club. And some "hosts" are not clubs with "members" at all.  The rosettes, if offered, go to any competitors at the trial. Sometimes it's mentioned in the premium that they offer rosettes for awards, sometimes at briefings they will ask if anyone is close to an award, or mention that they have rosettes for the big awards...but even if they don't mention it, if you earn one, ask someone about it.  They're happy to reward your success, sometimes even pausing the trial for a photo with you, your dog, and the judge.  And I know of one group who, if you happen to Finish a big award at a trial that doesn't offer rosettes, will let you purchase at cost one of theirs after the fact. No photo op but a nice big rosette to mark your accomplishment. A lot of great people in NADAC. I know you're just getting started, but look forward to having a Great Time!
And don't worry about those "oops, ran the wrong way!" moments. We've all had them, and for many of us each move up in level will cause those moments to return in frequency. That's why I like feeling "solid" at a level before moving up.  So nobody watching cares when you forget a course, nobody is judging you--and if you keep your wits a little bit (hard to do...but for me it gets easier now that I've screwed up enough times :-) and don't let your dog know a mistake has been made, just try to stay smooth and find a nice way to "finish" the run connected with your dog, sometimes people will tell you Great Job...and Mean It!
Vicki

All of this, however also be aware that many clubs (at least here) have them 'self-serve' for the regular Q and placements and that means you need to find the table and go collect your ribbons yourself :P
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: PamVogt on March 10, 2016, 09:13:13 PM
Thanks to everyone for the updated files and info! We have several people at the training center I use that are Intro level and have lots of questions! I was wondering about that DRI and some of the Elite level awards too. Love showing NADAC! :) Pam & Fletch
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: agilityaddict2 on May 22, 2016, 04:46:53 PM
If I have competed my dog in the  elite skilled category does that mean I can not earn a NATCH? Someone told me a natch has to be achieved at the Proficient level only, which for him would be 16 inches.
Also if I want to change to a veteran handler, (I am over 60) but still have my dog jump 12 inches do I switch to the proficient since he really measures to jump 16 inches (which is why I have done skilled to this point, I don't want him to jump 16inches just 12) If so do my points transfer?
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Marcy Matties on May 22, 2016, 04:51:45 PM
If I have competed my dog in the  elite skilled category does that mean I can not earn a NATCH? Someone told me a natch has to be achieved at the Proficient level only, which for him would be 16 inches.
Also if I want to change to a veteran handler, (I am over 60) but still have my dog jump 12 inches do I switch to the proficient since he really measures to jump 16 inches (which is why I have done skilled to this point, I don't want him to jump 16inches just 12) If so do my points transfer?

ALL of your points combine and count toward a NATCH whether they are Skilled, Proficient, Vet dog and/or Vet Handler.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Vicki Storrs on May 22, 2016, 05:02:10 PM
Yes if your dog measures for a normal 16 " jump height, to jump 12" you enter Either as skilled or as Proficient with Vet handler
Vicki
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on June 26, 2016, 08:43:10 AM
Yes if your dog measures for a normal 16 " jump height, to jump 12" you enter Either as skilled or as Proficient with Vet handler
Vicki

Correct!  Or she could enter as a Skilled, Vet Handler team and jump 8" and take even more stress of the dog's joints.

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Ditto2011 on July 11, 2016, 08:14:57 AM
My apologies if this is not the place to ask but on NADAC site, with regard to titles it states "Title certificates will be printed, laminated and sent to those who submit the Certificate Request Form on the Title History Report page." however, when I go there, I can not find a Certificate Request Form, just a print option.  Can you direct me to the Certificate Request Form?  Thanks!
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Sharon Nelson on July 11, 2016, 10:53:23 AM
My apologies if this is not the place to ask but on NADAC site, with regard to titles it states "Title certificates will be printed, laminated and sent to those who submit the Certificate Request Form on the Title History Report page." however, when I go there, I can not find a Certificate Request Form, just a print option.  Can you direct me to the Certificate Request Form?  Thanks!

That is being updated.  You can print your own title certificates at the link below.
http://www.nadac.com/newtitles.htm


 You can also print Special Awards Certificate via the follow link:
http://www.nadac.com/spawards.htm

Both links are on the NADAC web site under "Titles and Awards"

Sharon
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: DeniceLangley on July 17, 2016, 05:44:31 AM
Hi, I'm new to NADAC and would like to know if a Whippet has ever won a NATCH award?  Thanx in advance!
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Richard Wolfe on July 17, 2016, 08:45:37 PM
Hi, I'm new to NADAC and would like to know if a Whippet has ever won a NATCH award?  Thanx in advance!
Yes, I have a friend whose Whippet has 6 Natches and 3 Versatility Natches, also making him a member of the NADAC Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Linda Fussel on January 12, 2017, 10:50:51 AM
How does a dog get on the top 10 list?  I have a wheaten terrier that has points in all the classes.  There is one wheaten listed on the top 10 for 2016 which is not me.  What to know why I don't qualify for this.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Marcy Matties on January 12, 2017, 11:22:09 AM
How does a dog get on the top 10 list?  I have a wheaten terrier that has points in all the classes.  There is one wheaten listed on the top 10 for 2016 which is not me.  What to know why I don't qualify for this.

I don't know if this applies to you or not, but one of the stipulations is that a dog has to have 30 points (Elite points) to make the list.  If your dog does have 30 points, then go to the nadac.com site and hit the support button and ask about it.  I remember last year that there were several corrections after the original post came out.  Chris is infallible, but technology is not ..  lol   :D
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Richard Wolfe on January 12, 2017, 12:16:28 PM
Hi, Linda.  It consists of dogs that have earned at least 30 points in a class in the calendar year of 2016.  And in addition, only the top 10, including ties, are listed.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Vicki Storrs on January 12, 2017, 01:14:35 PM
ONLY Elite level points count, and you must have AT LEAST 30 points in a class to be considered for that class.
Vicki
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Karen Birdsong on February 09, 2017, 01:29:03 AM
I was looking at the NADAC Awards explanation posted to NADAC.Com and noticed at the bottom of the article, where the abbreviations for various titles was listed, that the NATCH, Versatility NATCH and All Round NATCH were not listed.  OK, NATCH is NATCH, but how are Versatility NATCH and All Round NATCH abbreviated?  Or are these considered awards, not titles?  Thanks.
Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: Chris Nelson on February 09, 2017, 05:22:08 AM
ONLY Elite level points count, and you must have AT LEAST 30 points in a class to be considered for that class.
Vicki
Those are awards :)

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Title: Re: NADAC Titles and Special Awards
Post by: smoothchipper on February 22, 2017, 08:47:20 AM
Re: Top 10 by Breed - For all previous years, my smooth collie Katydid has been ranked with all collies, both rough and smooth.  But for the 2016 Top 10, my young smooth collie, Roxanne, is listed separately in Smooth Collie, while Katydid is still listed with all collies.  Is it possible to include Roxanne with all collies, as is-and-was done for my other smooth collie Katydid?
Thanks,
Catherine