Versatility Awards

USASA is proud to offer four awards, specifically targeted at recognizing individual Australian Shepherds and their breeders, owners, and handlers for accomplishments in diverse venues representative of the versatility of our breed. To earn the Versatility Certificate, Versatility Excellence Certificate, Performance Certificate, and Performance Excellence Certificate, dogs must have earned titles in multiple venues, proving that they are indeed, versatile. To be eligible, dogs must be AKC registered and owners must be USASA members.

VC REQUIREMENTS: Dog must have earned titles with points in 3 of 5 AKC categories (Conformation, Obedience/Rally, Tracking, Herding, Agility). At least one title must be earned in conformation and one must be a herding title – any stock or course, started level or beyond. A total of 20 points or more are required to earn the VC.

VCX REQUIREMENTS: Dog must have earned titles with points in at least 4 of the 5 AKC categories (Conformation, Obedience/Rally, Tracking, Herding, Agility). One of these titles must be earned in conformation and one must be earned in herding. For the VCX, the herding requirement may be fulfilled one of two ways – 1) by earning an intermediate title (any stock and course) or by earning two started titles (two different stock, any course). A total of 30 points or more must be earned.

PC REQUIREMENTS: Dog must have earned titles with points in 3 of the 4 following AKC categories (Obedience/Rally, Tracking, Herding, Agility). At least one title must be a herding title – any stock or course, started level or beyond. A total of 20 points or more are required to earn the PC.

PCX REQUIREMENTS: Dog must have earned titles with points in at least 3 of the following 4 AKC categories (Obedience/Rally, Tracking, Herding, Agility). One of these titles must be earned in herding. For the PCX, the herding requirement may be fulfilled one of two ways – 1) by earning an intermediate title (any stock and course) or by earning two started titles (two different stock, any course). A total of 30 points or more must be earned.

Please refer (below) to the Versatility and Performance Awards rules and Application Form for more details.

United States Australian Shepherd Association