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Versatility tests are designed to help the overall improvement of the Vizsla breed, showing the versatility of the Vizsla as a good-looking, well-mannered hunting dog. Altered or intact, AKC or ILP registered dogs are eligible for this award.
The Vizsla Club of America will designate dogs completing the requirements as Versatility Certificate (VC) recipients. The letters VC will follow your dog’s registered name. The VC designation is a VCA award and is not recognized by the AKC. The VC title, however, may be included in advertising. The VC designation obtained by progeny is worth 3 points towards the calculation of the sire and dam’s Registry of Merit (ROM) qualifications. Once a year, a list of all new VCs will be published in the Vizsla News.
The Versatility Test is comprised of 3 parts: conformation, field and obedience. Versatility Certificate recipients receive a Versatility Certificate for each. All test results are either pass or fail. Eligible dogs must be six months of age and be AKC or ILP registered. In order to receive a Conformation Certificate, dogs must be measured when they are 24 months or older to fulfill the height requirement specified by the AKC Standard. Corresponding AKC titles (CH, SH, MH, FC, AFC, CD, UD, OTCH) may be used to satisfy the Versatility Certificate requirements.
For more information, please contact the VCA Versatility Chair, Linda Lantz