Register Of Merit

 

The Register of Merit Program (ROM) allows breeders and owners to permanently honor the Top Producers of our breed.

 

Owners with dogs earning a designation through the Register of Merit Program may add that designation to their dog’s registered name for advertising and pedigree research purposes. Only dogs whose qualifications have been validated through the Register of Merit Program application process may use a ROM designation.

 

Since the Register of Merit Program is a recognition of top producing dogs, owners need not be DCA members.

Procedure

 

Review the Merit Level Requirements to determine which level your candidate has fulfilled.

 

Complete the ROM application in full. All Quantitative and Qualitative information must be verified from AKC records before a Certificate is issued. Ann Wlodkowski and Joyce Warren are responsible for verification research.

Mail the Completed Application To:

 

Robert J. Wlodkowski
2710 Valley Farm Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173

 

Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for your Certificate to be issued. Remember that accurate research simplifies the verification.


Quantitative Requirements

 Register of Merit (R.O.M.)

 

Dogs: Sire at least ten (10) champion get

 

Bitches: Produce at least four (4) champions

Register of Merit Excellent (R.O.M.X.)

 

Dogs: Sire at least ten (10 ) champion get

 

At least two (2) of these champions have achieved one of the qualitative requirements

 

Bitches: Produce at least four (4) champions

 

At least one (1) of these champions have achieved one of the qualitative requirements

Register of Merit Outstanding (R.O.M.O.)

 

Dogs: Sire at least twenty (20) champion get

 

At least four (4) of these champions have achieved one of the qualitative requirements

 

Bitches: Produce at least eight (8) champions

 

At least two (2) of these champions have achieved one of the qualitative requirements


Qualitative Requirements

Group 1 at an AKC All-Breed Show

 

BOB, BOS to BOB or BOV at a Specialty Show

 

BV, BOS to BOV, WD or WB at DCA Host Specialty Show

BOV, BOS to BOV, WD, WB, SD, SB or AOM at DCA

 

Absolute winner of a Field Trial

 

High in Trial at AKC All-Breed Obedience Trial


A special appreciation is extended to Dan Harrison for the many hours of searching AKC records to validate the long list that is now our Register. When you see Dan, say Thanks! Currently Ann Wlodkowski and Joyce Warren are doing the verifications. You may thank them too!