Producer Of Merit Program
The PWDCA Producer of Merit Award recognizes members who are striving to produce outstanding get. The dogs awarded with a Producer of Merit (POM) reflect the AKC Standard of the Portuguese Water Dog which includes type, desirable temperament and intelligence, the working ability to perform in the water plus other performance venues, and in addition to have all pertinent recommended health credentials for the parents. The Courier breeding related advertisement requirements regarding health credentials at the time of the breeding will be the standard referenced.
Eligibility:To qualify for nomination, each nominated Producer MUST have:
The POM-nominated Producer must have produced at least six Titled Get from not more than two litters. Producers who have more than two litters are still eligible for the POM Award, but the qualifying Titled Get can come from no more than two of those litters.
Each of the Titled Get must have a working title (i.e., from Water or a Performance venue). Of those working titles, at least one must be from a performance venue (Agility, Obedience, or Tracking), and at least two of the Titled Get must have PWDCA Water Titles. In addition, at least four of the six Titled Get must have AKC Championships.
The Litter(s) must have been bred within The Courier breeding-related advertisement requirements regarding health credentials at the time of the breeding. Those requirements are documented in Health Testing Requirements for POM Nominations .
Nomination for the Producer of Merit Award is to be made by the owner of record who must be a PWDCA member in good standing.
Areas of Competition and Titles:The following are qualifying titles and venues:
Award Procedure:Nomination for the Producer of Merit Award is to be made by the owner of record who must be a PWDCA member in good standing. The member is responsible for submitting and documenting all information necessary to the Awards Committee for review and consideration.
In the event that any Titled Get counted towards POM qualification is later stripped of a title (by the awarding registry), or it is discovered that incorrect or falsified documentation was provided to the Awards Committee, the Awards Committee and/or PWDCA Board of Directors retains the right to revoke a POM award. Any dog/recipient that has a POM award revoked shall be listed in two future PWDCA club publications.
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