American Bullmastiff Association Working Dog Award Program

The Working Dog Award Program was developed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of bullmastiffs competing in a variety of canine sports activities. The awards are only available to members of the ABA.

Awards are presented in two main categories: Working Dog Versatility and Working Dog Performance.

Working Dog Versatility (WDV) awards recognize bullmastiffs that successfully attain titles in several of the following categories: obedience, agility, tracking, rally, miscellaneous (herding/carting), conformation, and temperament.

Highlights of the WDV program (please download application forms below for complete details & requirements):

Working Dog Versatility certifications are awarded as follows:

Certificate Level

# of categories required

Minimum # of points

Working Dog Versatility 1 (WDV1)

3

100

Working Dog Versatility 2 (WDV2)

3

200

Working Dog Versatility 3 (WDV3)

4

300

Working Dog Versatility 4 (WDV4)

5

400

Working Dog Performance (WDP) awards recognize bullmastiffs that successfully demonstrate consistent performance in agility, obedience or tracking. Awards are given separately in each area: Working Dog Performance – Agility (WDP-A), Working Dog Performance – Obedience (WDP-O), Working Dog Performance – Tracking (WDP-T).

Highlights of the WDP program (please download application forms for complete details & requirements):

Working Dog Performance - Agility certifications are awarded as follows:

Certificate Level

Minimum # of points

Highest Title Requirement

Working Dog Performance - Agility 1 (WDP-A1)

6

Novice level

Working Dog Performance - Agility 2 (WDP-A2)

10

Must include at least one Open/Advanced level title

Working Dog Performance - Agility 3 (WDP-A3)

14

Must include at least one Excellent/Elite level title

Working Dog Performance - Agility 4 (WDP-A4)

18

Must include at least one Master or Champion level title

Working Dog Performance - Obedience certifications are awarded as follows:

Certificate Level

Min. # of points

Highest Title Requirement

Working Dog Performance - Obedience 1  (WDP-O1)

4

Must include at least one CD level title

Working Dog Performance - Obedience 2  (WDP-O2)

8

Must include at least one CDX level title

Working Dog Performance - Obedience 3  (WDP-O3)

12

Must include at least one UD level title

Working Dog Performance - Obedience 4  (WDP-O4)

16

Must include at least two UD level titles or one UDX level title

Working Dog Performance - Tracking certifications are awarded as follows:

Certificate Level

Minimum # of points

Highest Title Requirement

Working Dog Performance - Tracking 1 (WDP-T1)

2

TD level title

Working Dog Performance - Tracking 2 (WDP-T2)

3

TD level title

Working Dog Performance - Tracking 3 (WDP-T3)

4

TDX or VST level title

Working Dog Performance - Tracking 4 (WDP-T4)

7

TDX and VST level titles

For more information, please contact: Shirley LaFlamme, Agilebmf@aol.com , 508-885-3272.

Download forms:

ABA Working Dog Versatility Awards presented to-date:

Keeper’s Anne Bonney CD, MX, OAJ, OAC-V, OJC-V, OGC-V, RV-O, GV-O, JV-O, CL1-R, CGC, TT
Ch. Irresista-Bull’s True Grip UD, CGC
Ch. Irresista -Bull’s Lunar-Tic CDX, OA, NAJ, CGC
Ch. Gatekeepers Princess Bailey CD, OA, CGC
Ch. Bastion’s Thunder Alley CD, NA, NAJ
Melkev’s Whoa Nelly O’Limerick CD, OA, NAJ, CGC
Ch. Shady Oaks Cassie CDX, TD
Ch. Beowulf Glory Girl CD, MX, AXJ, TT, CGC
Ch. Bastion’s Ruff Rider O’ Waters CD, OA, TDI