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Nominations for all Club Awards, including sport title trophies and certificates, must be received by 1 November. The BDOC award year is from 1 November to 31 October.

Canine Companion Awards

Any member who has handled a dog in any canine companion class level during the award year and is still a financial member at 31 October is eligible to be nominated for the canine companion class awards.

Best Lady Handler

This award is given to the lady who in the opinion of a majority of the Committee has shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and has made commendable progress as a team throughout the year. All female Club members aged 18 years and over are eligible for this award.

Best Gentleman Handler

This award is given to the gentleman who in the opinion of a majority of the Committee has shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and has made commendable progress as a team throughout the year. All male Club members aged 18 years and over are eligible for this award.

Best Junior Handler

This award is given to the junior member under the age of 18 years who in the opinion of a majority of the Committee has shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and has made commendable progress as a team throughout the year. All Club members under 18 years of age will be considered for this award.

President's Trophy

The award was introduced by the President in 1990 to encourage members to continue with dog obedience training after they have had a promising obedience dog which has been accidentally killed, or put down for medical reasons (this does not apply if the dog has been destroyed for social purposes). The award is given only at the President’s discretion. To be eligible the recipient must have been a financial member of BDOC since 1 July the previous year (eg. To be eligible for the 2012 Presentation Day award the recipient must have been a financial member since 1 July 2011) and the dog must have been trained at BDOC during that period. Members and Committee may nominate dogs for the President’s final consideration at any time during the year.

Chamberlain Award for Perseverance

This Award is presented to a member of BDOC who has a difficult dog and has persevered with training over period of year/s. This award provides acknowledgement and recognition of the handler's dedication to the training of their dog.

Hoot Award for the Most Improved Dog

This Award is given to the member whose dog which, in the opinion of the Committee, has had difficulty in the early stages of training but has gone on to achieve good results in later work.

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Agility Awards

Agility Encouragement Handler Award

This award acknowledges a handler and their dog who have either not yet entered agility trials or not received an ANKC agility qualification but have shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and have made commendable progress.  The interaction and relationship between the handler and their dog is an important consideration.

BDOC Novice Agility Dog of the Year Award

This award is for the dog that gains the highest places and course times in its passes towards its ANKC Novice Agility and Novice Jumping titles. To be eligible for this award, the last pass of the second title must be gained in the period 1st November (of the previous year) to 31st October of the Award year, regardless of the year the previous passes were gained.

BDOC Excellent Agility Dog of the Year Award

This award is for the dog that gains the highest places and course times in its passes towards its ANKC Excellent Agility and Excellent Jumping titles. To be eligible for this award, the last pass of the second title must be gained in the period 1st November (of the previous year) to 31st October of the Award year, regardless of the year the previous passes were gained.

BDOC Agility Dog of the Year

This is the most prestigious award the Club can bestow in agility. The criteria for this award are that the dog must have been outstanding in its performance in agility trialling and brought credit to this club; the handler must have been active in the club and contributed towards the running of the club during the year; the handler & the dog must have been a financial member for the whole year of the award; and the handler and the dog must have trained at the club for the whole year. Recipients of the Agility Dog of the Year shall not receive this award more than once.

The Agility Dog of the Year shall be awarded based on the results of qualifications gained in ACT agility and jumping trials held in the ACT during the award year.

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Dances with Dogs Awards

Highest Scoring Title

This award recognises the DWD team who have achieved the highest total score across three qualifications needed to earn a DWD title. This award is open to teams who have achieved titles at any level and in either Freestyle or Heelwork to Music. To be eligible for this award, the last pass of the title must be gained in the period 1st November (of the previous year) to 31st October of the Award year, regardless of the year the previous passes were gained.

Highest Scoring Starters Routine

This award recognises the DWD team who have achieved the highest single score in a Freestyle Starters or Heelwork to Music Starters routine.

Starters Encouragement Award

This award acknowledges a DWD team who have not yet achieved an ANKC DWD qualification, but have shown dedication and perseverance in preparing a Starters level routine in either Freestyle or Heelwork to Music, but have not yet presented this routine at an official DWD trial.

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Flyball Awards

Flyball Encouragement Award

This award acknowledges a beginner handler and their dog who have not yet entered a flyball competition but have shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and have made commendable progress. The interaction and relationship between the handler and their dog is an important consideration. This award is determined by flyball coaching staff.

Flyball Most Improved Award

This award acknowledges a handler and their dog who are in their first year of racing competitively and have shown dedication and commitment to the training of their dog and have made commendable progress. The interaction and relationship between the handler and their dog is an important consideration. This award is determined by flyball coaching staff.

Flyball Dog of the Year

Nominations for Flyball Dog of the Year are from team members who consider dogs they have run with to be valuable team members (members cannot nominate their own dog).  The selection of the Flyball Dog of the Year is by democratic selection –first past the post- vote by team members i.e handlers who have run their dogs in a Flyball competition over the previous 12 months. It acknowledges the dogs who:

Nominated dogs must have been racing with the Belconnen Bullets Flyball team for a minimum of 12 months, have participated in competitions and demonstrations, and have earned title points. The handler must be a financial member of BDOC. The Flyball Dog of the Year award is about the quality of the dog’s participation in Flyball, rather than the handler’s contribution to the sport.

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Obedience Trialling Awards

For each Obedience Trialling award, in the event that more than one dog qualifies for an award in any one year, (ie, scores are equal) each dog may have its name engraved on the trophy.

Alice Petersen Trophy

This trophy is presented to a BDOC dog which achieves the single highest score at any ANKC trial during the award year towards their CCD title. This score must be reported to the obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award year. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation.

Stevie / Tessa Perpetual Novice Score Trophy

This trophy was established by Barbara Brown and the late Con Williamson to be presented to a BDOC dog which achieves the single highest score at any ANKC trial during the award year towards their CD title. This score must be reported to the obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award year. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation. The Committee in office is to determine if, in their opinion, the highest eligible score is of sufficient merit to warrant special recognition for excellence and thus be worthy of this perpetual trophy. The Williamson’s recommended that only scores of 190 or over be considered.

Forsvar Obedience Trophy for the Best Open Dog of the Year

The trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog with the highest total points scored in the Open Class (CDX) at any five official trials conducted anywhere in Australia during the period 1 November to 31 October. At least three of the scores counted must be qualifying scores, and all scores must have been gained while the handler was a BDOC member. All trial scores must be reported to the obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award year. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for each counted score.

QuarrieMac Obedience Trophy for the Best Utility Dog of the Year

This trophy is to be awarded to a dog trialling in the Utility Class who has achieved a pass, a UD title or, in the case of an already titled dog, has displayed a consistent performance during the award year. In the event that more than one dog qualifies for the award, the Committee in office is to determine which handler/dog team warrants special recognition and thus be worthy of this perpetual trophy. To be eligible the recipient must have been a financial member of BDOC since 1 July the previous year (eg. to be eligible for the 2009 Presentation Day award the recipient must have been a financial member since 1 July 2008).

Obedience Dog of the Year

This is the most prestigious award the Club can bestow in obedience trialling. The criteria for this award are that the dog must have been outstanding in its performance in obedience trialling and brought credit to the Club, the handler must have been active in the Club and contributed towards the running of the Club during the year, the handler and the dog must have been a financial member for the whole year of the award, and the handler and the dog must have trained at the club for the whole year. Recipients of the Obedience Dog of the Year award may not receive this award more than once.

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Rally Obedience Awards

For each Rally Obedience award: in the event that more than one dog qualifies for an award in any one year, (ie, scores are equal) each dog may have its name engraved on the trophy.

BDOC Perpetual Rally Novice Score Trophy

This trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog that achieves the highest score in the Rally Novice class at any official rally obedience trial within the award period. This score and trial certificate must be reported to the rally obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award period. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the rally obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation. 

BDOC Perpetual Rally Advanced Score Trophy

This trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog that achieves the highest score in the Rally Advanced (A) class at any official rally obedience trial within the award period. This score must be reported to the rally obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award period. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the rally obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation. 

BDOC Perpetual Rally Excellent Score Trophy

This trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog that achieves the highest score in the Rally Excellent (A) class at any official rally obedience trial within the award period. This score reported to the rally obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award period. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the rally obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation. 

BDOC Perpetual Rally Advanced Excellent Score Trophy

This trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog that achieves the highest combined score in the Rally Advanced (B) and Rally Excellent (B) classes at any official rally obedience trial within the award period. These scores must be reported to the rally obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award period. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the rally obedience score keeper with a copy of both trial certificates for the winning combined score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation.

BDOC Perpetual Rally Master Score Trophy

This trophy is to be awarded to the BDOC dog that achieves the highest score in the Rally Master class at any official rally obedience trial within the award period. This score reported to the rally obedience score keeper before the conclusion of the award period. The winner of this trophy will be required to provide the rally obedience score keeper with a copy of the trial certificate for the winning score. The dog must have been trained at BDOC and the handler must be a financial member of BDOC at the time of achieving the score and at 31 October of the year of presentation. 

Rally Obedience Dog of the Year

This is the most prestigious award the Club can bestow in obedience.  The criteria for this award are that the dog must have been outstanding in its performance in Rally Obedience trialling and brought credit to the Club, the handler must have been active in the Club and contributed towards the running of the Club during the year, the handler and the dog must have been a financial member for the whole year of the award, and the handler and the dog must have trained at the club for the whole year. Recipients of the Rally Obedience Dog of the Year shall not receive this award more than once.

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