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The IHCUS Board of Directors and the Awards Committee, with member input,  have established the current Awards Program. 
(Approved July 2, 2014)

All titles awarded to dogs prior to July 2, 2014 will not be affected by the new programs requirements

 

IHCUS supports several awards as described below.  Eligibility is retroactive to the inception of the Club.  Application forms may be downloaded from the links listed below and should be completed as instructed and sent to the Awards Committee for consideration.

All awards earned through the year will be presented at the Annual Banquet.

All awards will be listed on the IHCUS website and will include the Registered Name,  Owner(s), Call Name and Breeder(s) when possible, along with the Award earned.

All IHCUS Sponsored awards can be used as a “Suffix” on all personally created pedigrees and advertisements. 

Guideline Summaries for Hall Of Fame, Merit Awards and Versatility Award  Titles can be found below.

To see the recipients of the IHCUS Awards please go to the following page: Forms and Downloads  

Hall of Fame

To download the full guidelines and/or an Hall of Fame application please go to: Forms and Downloads 

The Hall of Fame was created to recognize those hounds, whether an IHCUS member or not, who have contributed to the breed’s development in the conformation ring or in the performance arena. Those hounds whose contributions are deemed to be of lasting significance to the breed will be recognized through induction into the Hall of Fame.

Inductees into the Hall of Fame would fall into one (or both) of the following categories:

Pioneers of Dog Events – Those trailblazers, whose accomplishments in competition are deemed to have lasting and historical significance.

Prestige Dog Events – Those hounds that have won “Top Awards” at conformation and performance competitions which are deemed to have lasting significance to the breed.

 To be listed in the Hall Of Fame the Ibizan Hound must have accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Best of Breed at the IHCUS National Specialty
  • AKC® Best in Show
  • AKC® Lure Coursing Best in Event at the National LC Event
  • ASFA Best in Field at the International Invitational
  • ASFA Winner of the “Gillette Stake” at the ASFA I.I.
  • Lure Coursing Best In Field (5 or more AKC®, ASFA or combination of both )
  • AKC® or UKC Perfect score in Obedience (Does not include Rally)

   Award of Merit

To download the full guidelines and/or an Award of Merit application please go to: Forms and Downloads Eligibility and Application

  • Stud Dog/Brood Bitch must be owned or co-owned by an IHCUS member
  • Applicant must be an IHCUS member in good standing with the club
  • ROM Certificates will be presented to recipients at the Annual Banquet (mailed to those not in attendance)
  • Applicant must provide a completed application with appropriate supporting documentation (i.e. copies of certifications, AKC® reports). Incomplete applications will not be considered until made complete.
  • Sire/Dam must be registered with the AKC®

Register of Merit – Conformation Register of Merit – (ROM)

  • Dogs – Produced 7 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 5 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record

Register of Merit Silver (ROMs)

  • Dogs – Produced 12 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 8 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record

Register of Merit Gold (ROMg)

  • Dogs – Produced 20 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 12 or more AKC® Conformation Champions of Record

Producer of Merit (Field Championship +)Producer of Merit (POM)

  • Dogs – Produced 7 or more Contributing titled offspring – *At least 4 must be Field Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 5 or more Contributing titled offspring – *At least 3 must be Field Champions of Record

Producer of Merit (POMs)

  • Dogs – Produced 12 or more Contributing titled offspring – *At least 8 must be Field Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 8 or more Contributing titled offspring – *At least 5 must be Field Champions of Record

Producer of Merit (POMg)

  • Dogs – Produced 20 or more Contributing titled offspring – *At least 13 must be Field Champions of Record
  • Bitches – Produced 12 or Contributing titled offspring -– *At least 8 must be Field Champions of Record

*Other Contributing Titles

  • Any title listed in the IHCUS “Versatility Program” worth 2 points or more
  • The “Misc. Category” will not be included

Register of Merit – Dual Champion (ROMDC)To be eligible for the ROMDC title the Sire or Dam must be an AKC® Dual Champion of Record PLUS have produced the following number of offspring that are also AKC® Registered Dual Champions of Record.• Sires – produced 6 or more Dual Champion offspring
• Dams – produced 4 or more Dual Champion offspringContributing titles shall be a combination of any two AKC® Championships:

  • Conformation (CH)
  • Field (FC)
  • Agility (MACH)
  • Obedience (OTCH)
  • Tracking (CT)

Dual Champion certificate for each hound and its offspring must accompany the application. 

Versatility Award 

To download the full guidelines which includes the titles that qualify and their point value and/or a Versatility Award application please go to: Forms and Downloads Eligibility and Application

  • The Awards Chairperson does no tracking of animal performance and it is the responsibility of the applying owner to provide a complete application and all appropriate supporting documents – including copies of official title certificates – to the Chairperson.
  • The owner also must track when their animal meets criteria for a specific award level.
  • Applicant must be an owner of the dog/bitch receiving the award.
  • Applicant must be an IHCUS member in good standing with the club.
  • Eligibility for these awards is retroactive to the inception of the Club.
  • Applicant must provide a completed application with appropriate supporting documentation (i.e. copies of certifications, AKC® reports). Incomplete applications will not be considered until made complete.
  • Application deadlines will coincide with The Third Eye deadlines. Applications received after the quarterly deadline will be held for the next period.
  • You will be asked to provide a photo of your choice for The Third Eye publication, failure to provide will result in announcement of award without the photo.
  • Mail the application and documentation to the current Awards Chairperson. See the current Third Eye or check on the website for current Awards Chairperson information. (http://www.ihcus.org/contacts/committees)

Program Levels & Criteria

  • This program is open to any Ibizan Hound whose owner or co-owner is a current member in good standing with IHCUS at the time of application.
  • The Versatility Award is designed so that the average Ibizan Hound and owner, with some effort, can earn one. It asks for one title in three different fields and a total of three points for the first level.
  • These awards are designed to award the well rounded Ibizan Hound and Owner.
  • When an animal fulfills the criteria for a specific versatility title level, the owner may submit their Versatility Program Application Form with the supporting documentation.
  • The award will be listed in the next T.E. following the approval of application.
  • The certificate will be awarded at the Annual Banquet.(mailed to those not in attendance)

AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship  

This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of IHCUS (IHCUS policy is that a member cannot be awarded the medallion more than every 3 years). The award is presented to the winner of this award at the Annual Banquet each year.Here is more information on the guidelines for the “AKC Outstanding Sportmanship” award:

Recipients of the IHCUS Member Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016 — Michelle Barlak
  • 2015 — Alex Mitchell
  • 2014 —  Meegan Pierotti-Tietje
  • 2013 — Teddy Burke
  • 2012 — Erica Kasper
  • 2011 — Christine Allen
  • 2010 — Luane Williams

For the application go to the Forms and Downloads page of our website

Guide to all AKC Titles:   AKC Titles List

 

RECIPIENTS of IHCUS AWARDS

HALL OF FAME

THROUGH  09-2015

IHCUS National Specialty 
BEST of BREED Winners
Year Call Name Registered Name Owner(s) Breeder(s)
2018        
2017        
2016 Bismark
 GCHS Sunrumba’s Lovestruck by Life
 Robin Castillo
Robin Castillo & Lisa Puskas
 2015  Monroe CH HareHill’s Say No More Bradley Phifer & Wendy Anderson  Kurt & Wendy Anderson
 2014  Suri CH Nahala’s Signed Sealed Delivered  Alexandria Mitchell  Alexandria Mitchell & Julia  Morris
 2013  Bounce Arbeca’s Jump For Joy, SC  Mathew Fox & Theodora  Burke  Theodora Burke
 2012  Thescelo GCH Alisian Fields Epic Thescelo SC   Alisa Barbour  Alisa Barbour
 2011  Ipanema GCH Alisian Fields Epic Gyrl From Ipanema  Alisa Barbour  Alisa Barbour
 2010  Handsome CH Serandida’Ss Spirit Of Luxor  Susan St. John Brown, K Hamaker, T Inlow & L Lucas  Jim & Susan St. John Brown
 2009  Zipper CH Harehill’s Love on the Run  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Wendy Anderson
 2008  Zipper CH Harehill’s Love on the Run  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Wendy Anderson
 2007 Zipper  CH Harehill’s Love on the Run  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Wendy Anderson
 2006 Zipper  CH Harehill’s Love on the Run  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Wendy Anderson
 2005  Emma MBIS CH Gryphon’s Stellar Eminence JC  Alice Mirestes, P Caddell & H Caddell-Eichelberger  Susan Fegan
 2004  Emma MBIS CH Gryphon’s Stellar Eminence JC  Alice Mirestes, P Caddell & H Caddell-Eichelberger  Susan Fegan
 2003  Rebar DC Gryphon’s Gypsy Rover  Kim Jemsen  Susan Fegan
 2002  Bunny MBIS BISS CH Luxor’s Playmate of the Year  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Leslie Lucas
 2001 Bunny  MBIS BISS CH Luxor’s Playmate of the Year  Glen Brand & Wendy Anderson  Leslie Lucas
 2000  Soraya CH Rosenhill’s Tearose-Soraya  Cynthia Kittler  Havlor Wiik and Eli Forseth
 1999  Chrysler CH Smotare’s Classified Secret JC Nancy Hines   Nancy and Russell Hines
 1998  Maddie CH Hemato’s J-Mark Star Maiden  Jeffrey M Macek  Mary Toliver and Jim Porcher
 1995  Chaos DC Smotare’s DeJa’Vue Xperience SC  Rose Bednarski  Nancy and Russell Hines
 1994  Tex DC Windriver Justin  Dr. Eric & Nancy Liebes  Dr. Eric and Nancy Liebes
1997  Maddie CH Hemato’s J-Mark Star Maiden  Jeffrey M Macek  Mary Toliver and Jim Porcher
1996 Lily  CH Skyelarke’s Agapanthus  Glen Brand & Judy Umeck  Glen E Brand
1993  Resa CH Lykan Keresa De Kantina JC  Lorraine M Niskala & Cathy Delagarza  Lorraine M Niskala
     
BEST IN FIELD 
5 or More Best in Fields
(AKC &/or ASFA Lure Coursing)
  Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
  Jerri MBIF/MSBIF DC Aliki’s Notanuff Cinnamon Bobka MC LCX FCh Christy Shaw/Alice Mirestes/Lauren Shaw Christy Shaw/Alice Mirestes
  Grant MBIF GCH DC Aliki’s Classic Martini CGC RN MC LCX2 FCh VFCh Christy Shaw/Lauren Shaw Alice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell & Heidi Eichelberger
  Kramer MBIF DC Aliki’s Notanuff Sell the Sizzle MC LCX FCh Christy Shaw/Alice Mirestes Christy Shaw/Alice Mirestes
  Sailor MBIF AM/Can DC Icy Cold First Mate LCM6 FChX SC Dr. Karen Catt Dr. Karen Catt
  Atair MBIF AM/Can CH O’Ber-on’s Eternal Fiver Atair LCM, Am/Can CD, Can FCh, UCD Christine Allen Susan Stafford
  Mini MBIF DC Aliki’s One Too Many Martinis SC Alice Mirestes/Christy Shaw Alice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell & Heidi Eichelberger
   Roxi  DC HareHill’s Slots-A-Fun MC LCX LCM  Kurt & Wendy Anderson  Kurt & Wendy Anderson
AKC BEST IN SHOW
# of BIS’s  Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
 43 Bunny CH Luxor’s Playmate Of The Year W Anderson/L Lucas/G Brand/C Woods Leslie D Lucas & Glen E Brand
 5 Emma CH Gryphons Stellar Eminence JC A Mirestes/P Caddell/H Caddell-Eichelber Susan Fegan
 2 Maddie CH Hemato’s J-Mark Star Maiden Mary L Toliver Mary L Toliver
 1 Magic CH Ahram’s Do You Believe In Magic J Sikora & M Paulin-Brown Michelle Paulin-Brown & Arthur Lewis
 1 Malcolm CH FC Cesare’s Flying First Class Leslie D Lucas /Glen E Brand Joanna Bice
 1 Zipper CH Harehill’s Love On The Run  G Brand/W Anderson Wendy Anderson, Glen Brand, Leslie Lucas, Caroline Woods
 1   CH Lykan Keresa De Kantina JC Lorraine M Niskala/Cathy Delagarza Lorraine M Niskala
 1 Grover CH Serqet Shadey Grove Autumn  S St. John-Brown/ J Brown/Amanda Vari Elaine Ferguson
 1 Neffi GCH CH Serandida East So Bigstar  J  Mosing/S St John-Brown/L Sikora Jim & Susan St. John Brown
 1 Betty GCH CH Paradise Bette Davis Eyes  Lisa Puskas & Nick Pusta & Wendy Anderson Lisa Puskas & Wendy Anderson
         
         
         
IHCUS MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
THROUGH  12-2014
REGISTER OF MERIT AWARDS
 Register of Merit (ROM)
Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
 Aug 2014 Eris CH Bodean’s Six Pack Tecate JC Cathy Hjelm and Dean O’Neal Dean O’Neal
 Aug 2014 Kenzie DC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCM Katie Belz & Alisa Barbour Alisa Barbour
         
         
         
 Register of Merit Silver (ROMs)
Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
       
         
 Register of Merit Excellence (ROMe)
Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
       
         
 Register of Gold (ROMg)
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
 Aug 2014  Kenzie  DC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCM  Katie Belz & Alisa Barbour  Alisa Barbour
         
         
 PRODUCER OF MERIT AWARDS
  Producer of Merit (POM) 
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
 Aug 2014  Kenzie  DC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCM  Katie Belz & Alisa Barbour  Alisa Barbour
         
         
 Producer of Merit  Silver (POMs)
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
       
         
 Producer of Merit  Excellence (POMe)
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
       
         
 Producer of Merit  Gold (POMg)
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
       
       
Register of Merit – Dual Champion (ROMdc)
 Call Name  Registered Name  Owner  Breeder
 Aug 2014  Kenzie  DC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCM  Katie Belz & Alisa Barbour  Alisa Barbour
IHCUS VERSATILITY AWARD RECIPIENTS
THROUGH  09-2015
  Call Name Registered Name Owner Breeder
Versatility Cup (VC)    
         
Versatility Cup  Bronze (VCb)    
41974  Kimber  CH Davinci Aliki Kiss My Ice RN CGC  Christy Shaw Julie Morris, A Mirestes, K Hinton
         
Versatility Cup  Silver (VCs)  
 Aug 2014  Frosty  CH Strangeday’s Deja’Vu Beardsley SC LCM TT CGC  Rose Bednarski  Susan G Viveiros & Peter Viveiros
 Aug 2014  Chaos  U-MBIS BISS BIF U-CH DC Smotare’s Deja’Vue Xperience SC FCh TT CGC   Rose Bednarski  Nancy Wissell
 Aug 2014  Darwin  FC Jakona’s Natural Selection SC RN NA NAJ CA CGC  Mandy Kleiman & Jeannie Armstrong  Lisa Puskas & Tyji Armstrong
 Aug 2014  Sati  UCDX Black-Chip’s Sati Of Atair CD LCM TT TDI Can. FCHX Can. CDX  Christine Allen  Christine Allen & MaryAnn Blair
 Aug 2014  Sebek  Am/Can. CH Black-Chip’s Sebek Of Atair LCM TT TDI  Christine Allen  Christine Allen & MaryAnn Blair
         
         
     
Versatility Cup  Gold (VCg)    
 Aug 2014  Atair MBIF Am/Can CH O’Bre-on’s Eternal Fiver Atair LCM Am/Can CD Can.FCh UCD  Christine Allen Susan Stafford
         
 
Versatility Cup  Platinum (VCp)
 Aug 2014  Commander  U-CH CH Flyer’s Command Performance CD LCM 2 TT TDI CGC  Rose Bednarski & Sharon & William Pearce  Kathy Anders
 Aug 2014  Dreamer  BIF CH Atair’s Deja’Vue He’s A Dream CD U-CD LCM2 SC TT TDI CGC  Rose Bednarski  Christine Allen & MaryAnn Blair
Aug 2014   Krystal  CH UCD Atair’s Krystal Illusions Am/Can. CD LCM TT TDI Can. FChX  Christine Allen  Christine Allen & MaryAnn Blair
Dec 2014   Grant MBIF GCH DC Aliki’s Classic Martini RN CGC MC LCX2 VFCh/FCh   Christy Shaw & Lauren Shaw  Alice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell,and Heidi Eichelberger
         
     
Versatility Cup  Emerald (VCe)    
Dec 2014   Sy UCH UAG1 GCHS DC Bramblewood’s Synergy of Atair FCh NA NAJ RN CGC   Christine Allen & Judy Parker  John Schneider & Judy Parker & Justin Staudinger.
         
     
Versatility Cup  Diamond (VCd)    
  Aug 2014  Tia  UAG2 FC Elfstone Wild Is The Wind AX AXJ NF RA FCh CGC RATN  Shelley Kozinski  Lisa McKay