Dazzle's titles

Here are the titles Dazzle has earned so far...

UCD, URO2, USJ, UAG1 Loup Noir Jasper DSA, CGC, RE, CW-OB1, CW-SR,

DSA- (Dog Scout) 11-7-08 (14 weeks old)
The youngest dog to get this title!

BA- (IACBA Nat. and Internat.
Conformation titles) 1-11-09 (5 mo. old)

RN- (AKC Rally Novice) 2-14-09
(6 mo. old) Scores: 85 ~ 99 ~ 95 (out of 100)

CGC- (Canine Good Citizen) 2-15-09
(6 mo. old)

CW-Ob1- (Cwags Obedience Level 1)
6-20-09 (11 mo.)
Scores: 82 ~ 90.5 ~ 90 ~ 86 (out of 100)

CW-SR- (Cwags Starter Rally) 6-21-09
(11 mo.) Scores: 89 ~ 91 ~ 96 ~ 78 (out of 100)

BA-SR- (Dock Dogs Big Air) Unofficial Sr. Div. title
8-16-09 (12 mo.) Longest Jump: 17' 9"

URO-1 (UKC Rally level 1) 8-23-09 (12 mo.)
Scores: 99 ~ 98 ~ 100 (out of 100)

W-FD/MF (WCFO Freestyle Dog/Musical Freestyle) 9-27-09 (14 mo.)
Scores: 8.7tm and 8.7ai -  7.9tm and 8.9ai

UCD (UKC Companion Dog Obedience title) 12-6-09 (16 mo. old)

TT- (American Temperament Test) 6-26-10 (23 mo.)

USJ- (UKC Sr Jumper Dock Diving) 7-10-10 (23 mo.)
Longest distance: 18' 10"

CA- (Lure Coursing Aptitude) 7-11-10 (23 mo.)

RA- (AKC Rally Advanced) 9-26-10 (26 mo)
Scores: 85-99-98 (out of 100)

RE- (AKC Rally Excellent) 12-4-10 (2 yrs. 5 mo.)
Scores: 97 ~ 94 ~ 91 (out of 100)

UAG1- (UKC level 1 Agility) 12-11-10 (2 yrs 5 mo.)
Scores: 197 ~ 200 ~ 198 (out of 200)

URO-2 (UKC level 2 Rally) 3-5-2011 (2 yrs. 8 mo.)
Scores: 91 ~ 100 ~ 92 (out of 100)

CD (Companion Dog- Novice Obed.) 4-3-11 (2yrs. 9 mo.)
Scores: 185 ~ 194.5 ~ 194 (out of 200)

NA (Novice Agility) 11-13-11 (3 yrs. 4 mo.)
3 first place ribbons and scores of 100

NF (Novice FAST Agility) 6-15-12 (3 yrs 11 mo)
1st place ribbon too!

DSA- IMPROV 6-23-12 (almost 4 yrs.) 2nd place!

ZDT-G 10-27-12 (Zombie Detection Trained -Gold level) A "just for fun" title earned at a Dog Scout retreat with a "Zombie hunter" theme.

What is a title?

Not just a brag. Not just a stepping stone to a higher title. Not just an adjunct to competitive scores.

A title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor that dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that these achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things
may count.

A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.

And a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed (or you did), and that in the end your faith was justified.

A title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.

And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.

A title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.
By Sandy Mowery