The purpose of the RRCC Versatility Award is to encourage participation in various activities and to reward those Rhodesian Ridgebacks who have the flexibility in both mind and body to achieve various titles in diverse disciplines.

These days it seems more and more people are now participating in events such as agility, where there are multiple governing bodies and many variations of the different levels.... There are also dogs attaining “high in trials” or “trial champion” (such as an OTch) for agility and obedience as well as Best in Conformation Show. Although these are marvelous achievements, they do not show VERSATILITY …. They do show Excellence!

For example, a dog that excels in a particular activity … can quickly earn several titles, making it eligible for high level versatility honours.

With this in mind, we have now eliminated points for higher levels of various activities and instead award a point system based on the discipline.
i.e. any obedience title = 1 point no matter the level as long as it is a CKC obedience title. The same would hold true for Rally. Since there is no CKC title for racing / coursing we would accept an AKC, CARA, LGRA or NOTRA title.


 Versatility Program


Step 1:

Owner / handler must be an RRCC member in good standing.

(Dogs must be handled by the owner or by a member of the owner's

immediate family. "Immediate family" is defined as: mother, father, spouse,

life partner, brother, sister, child,)


Step 2:

Your dog must pass the CKC- CGN (Canine Good Neighbor) test.

This is a prerequisite and does not count as a point toward your title.

Tests such as UCC – Urban Canine Companion, although challenging, are an extension of the CGN test and therefore not acceptable.


Step 3:

Earn titles in any of the activities listed below:

  • Conformation
  • Obedience
  • Rally-O (CKC)
  • Agility
  • Tracking
  • Racing (Cdn straights/oval/u-val or US – JC/SC)
  • Herding  or Herding Instinct
  • Draft Dog
  • Therapy/Visitation Dog
  • Flyball


**If you have earned a certificate in an activity not listed please ask about eligibility.


Step 4:

Submit copies of your certificates along with the form provided, to either;

Danielle Burtch                      204-489-7882


Each certificate earned equals 1 point towards your Versatility Title.


PREREQUISITE: CGC or Good Citizen Certificate does not count as a point towards your title but must be included with your application.



Number of Certificates

Title Awarded



Versatility Companion - VC



Versatility Champion - VCH



Versatility Dog Excellent - VDX


Six or more….

Versatility Master - VM


example - Ch RR Xtrordinaire CD, CGC, TDI, HIC…..would be eligible for level 2 only…even though this dog has 4 titles plus its CGC…level 3 requires 5 titles.

2010 Versatility Award - Congrats Tommy!

The “TWEED” Versatility Trophy

This Trophy, is offered to the dog & handler achieving the title of Versatility Master (6+ certificates/titles) during that year. It was named in memory of Tweed

This year the Trophy will be awarded to Tommy - Level 4, Versatility Master – VM (6 or more certs)



Ch Coso's H by Tommy Hilfiger, CGN, RE, CD, HT, TT, TN-N, TDI, VM

Owner/Handlers - Danielle & Jeff Burtch

2014 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Canada