Club Member Merit Awards

Updated August 6, 2018

Certificates will be awarded as received by the Awards Chair (awards@ihcus.org)

To order a plaque for your IHCUS Award click here: IHCUS Store

The IHCUS Board of Directors and the Awards Committee, with member input, have established the current Awards Program. (Approved July 2, 2014 / Amended May 2018)

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 Chair (awards@ihcus.org) for consideration.

All awards earned through the year will be awarded as they are received. Special recognition will be given during the National Specialty.

All awards will be listed on the IHCUS website and will include the Registered Name, Owner(s) Name(s), Call Name and Breeder(s) Name(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 and recipients for the Merit Award Titles can be found below.

Click here to see the Awards list prior to this new program: Awards through Feb 2014


AWARD OF MERIT

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

Certificates will be awarded as received by the Awards Chair (awards@ihcus.org)

To order a plaque for your IHCUS Award click here: IHCUS Store

AOM Qualifications

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 and AKC

Sire/Dam must be registered with the AKC®

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.

ROM and POM Certificates will be awarded as received by the Awards Chair (awards@ihcus.org)

REGISTER OF MERIT - CONFORMATION

LEVELS

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

Register of Merit (ROM) – Conformation

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2014ErisCH Bodean’s Six Pack Tecate JCCathy Hjelm and Dean O’Neal Dean O’Neal
2014KenzieDC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCMKatie Belz & Alisa BarbourAlisa Barbour
2017 KlementineGCH Serandida Spirit Oh My Darling Diane Arbeit, Richard Zelig & Susan St. John BrownSusan St. John Brown, Jim Brown, & T Alton Inlow
2018MickiGCH DC Aliki's Name In Lights MC LCX Alice Mirestes & Christy ShawAlice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, and Heidi Eichelberger
2018Mini DC Aliki's One Too Many Martinis SC Alice Mirestes & Christy ShawAlice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, and Heidi Eichelberger
2018RuffieCH Strangedays Ruffienne Alice Mirestes, Julia Morris, & Kimberly WinterbottomSusan & Peter Vieviro
2018ScorpioCH Abbaio Star GazerChelsea Lipp & Sarah MurphySarah Murphy
2018PhoebeGCH Abbaio Jakona Love Fool SCSarah MurphySarah Murphy & Jeannie Armstrong
2018VoodooGCH Ahram Who Do The Voodoo You Do SCArial Harper & Michelle PaulinMichelle Paulin
2018MagnoliaGCHG Serandida Abbaio La Contessa Scalza SC NAJDiane Arbeit, Richard Zelig & Sarah MurphyDiane Arbeit, Richard Zelig & Sarah Murphy
2018StellaGCH DC Sarandida Abbaio All Luna MC NAJSarah MurphySarah Murphy, Diane Arbeit, Richard Zelig & Susan St. John Brown
2018FarrahGCH DC Kamars Talk About An Intimate Portrait MC FCH VFCHKatie BelzKatie Belz
2019BounceNBISS DC Arbeca's Jump For Joy MC CGC RATIMathew Fox & Theodora BurkeTheodora Burke
2019SyUCH UAG1 GCHS DC Bramblewood's Synergy of Atair FCH SC NA NAJ NAP RN CGCA TKN RATI AD VCdChristine Allen & Judy ParkerJudy Parker, John Schneider & Justin Staudinger
2020FancyBISS GCH Abbaio I'm So Fancy At Enzo AOMNichole and Madison Bartlett, Sarah MurphySarah Murphy
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Register of Merit Silver (ROMs) – Conformation

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2018EmmaCH Gryphons Stellar Eminence SC Alice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, & Heidi Caddell-EichelbergerSusan Fegan
2018IvyDC Abbaio Glitterati SCSarah Murphy & Melissa Schnyder Sarah Murphy
2018ElinGCHB DC Jakona's Swiss Miss MC LCX Sarah MurphyJeannie & Tyji Armstrong & Lisa Puskas
2019ScorpioCH Abbaio Star GazerSarah Murphy & Chelsea LippSarah Murphy
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Register of Merit Gold (ROMg) – Conformation

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2014KenzieDC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCMKatie Belz & Alisa BarbourAlisa Barbour
2019ElinGCHB DC Jakona's Swiss Miss MC LCX Sarah MurphyJeannie & Tyji Armstrong & Lisa Puskas
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Register of Merit Dual Champion(ROMdc)

Conformation + Performance


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 offspring
• Contributing 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.

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2014KenzieDC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCMKatie Belz & Alisa BarbourAlisa Barbour
2018FarrahGCH DC Kamars Talk About An Intimate Portrait MC FCH VFCHKatie BelzKatie Belz
2020ElinGCHB DC Jakona's Swiss Miss MX LCX CGC ROMg HOFSarah MurphyJeannie & Tyji Armstrong & Lisa Puskas

Producer of Merit – Performance

*Other Contributing Titles

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

Producer of Merit –Qualifications

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 Silver(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 Gold (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

Producer of Merit (POM) – Performance

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2014KenzieDC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX LCMKatie Belz & Alisa BarbourAlisa Barbour
2018MickiGCH DC Aliki's Name In Lights MC LCX Alice Mirestes & Christy ShawAlice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, and Heidi Eichelberger
2018Mini DC Aliki's One Too Many Martinis SC Alice Mirestes & Christy ShawAlice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, and Heidi Eichelberger
2018EmmaCH Gryphons Stellar Eminence SC Alice Mirestes, Patrick Caddell, & Heidi Caddell-EichelbergerSusan Fegan
2018FarrahMBIF GCH DC Kamars Talk About An Intimate Portrait MCKatie BelzKatie Belz
2019DoryCKC/AKC DC Nahala DaVinci's Ain't To Proud To Beg SC CKC FCHX FCHKaren Catt & Julia MorrisAlexandria Mitchell-Lynch & Julia Morris
2020ElinGCHB DC Jakona's Swiss Miss MX LCX CGC ROMg HOFSarah MurphyJeannie & Tyji Armstrong & Lisa Puskas
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Producer of Merit Silver (POMs) – Performance

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
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Producer of Merit Gold (POMg) – Performance

Year InductedCall NameRegistered NameOwner(s)Breeder(s)
2018KenzieDC Alisian Fields Kenzie of Kamar MC LCX RN CGC LCMKatie Belz & Alisa BarbourAlisa Barbour
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