Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dillon Dobermans Has A New Register Of Merit Award

      While I was at Central Alabama Schutzhund Club Trial today the messages were coming in.  I received this one "Boomer is now officially GCH CH Blackjacks N' Dillons Steel Blue Lightning, ROM, NA, NAJ."
     Our blue puppy from the Storm litter earned the Register Of Merit award by passing the third requirement for the title.  Boomer and his owner/handler/trainer, Jayne Isbell, earned the certificate with a near perfect score on the Doberman Pinscher Club Of America Working Aptitude Evaluation. 
     The Working Aptitude Certificate (WAC) is earned by passing a Working Aptitude Evaluation (WAE) - usually held by a Chapter Club of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. The evaluation is about temperament, being good with strangers, locating and investigating a hidden noise, gunshots, being startled visually and recovering to investigate the object, different footings to walk on, being accosted by a very aggressive stranger who means to harm you.  The test is designed to build pressure on the dog as it progresses.  The attitude is scored at each station of the test.  It evaluates the temperament and emotional strength of the dog. Here is the video of Boomer and Jayne going through each phase of the Working Aptitude Evaluation. 
  


The Register Of Merit is given to a dog who has achieved an AKC show ring Championship (GCH or CH), a performance title (CD, NA, NAJ among others), and the Working Aptitude Certificate (WAC). 
Boomer is the third Dillon Doberman to achieve the ROM award from Doberman Pinscher Club Of America.  He joins CH Dillon's Bet Your Bottom Dollar ROM (Harly) and GCH Dillon's Midnight Rambler ROM (Rambo).
     We are all incredibly proud of the accomplishments of every Dillon Doberman who is titled by their owners.  It shows dedication and skill in training and handling.