Versatility

The Versatile Companion Dog titles are titles that are designed to acknowledge and reward owners of all breeds that compete in Obedience, Agility, and Tracking events. The VCD titles are a way to showcase their tremendous talent in so many areas. The links below contain a list of dogs that have attained Versatile Companion Dog titles. Additionally, you may also access title information for any dog using our online store, by getting a subscription to the AKC Official Awards Book, or by accessing the year end title statistics released every April. If you have any questions, please direct them to obedience@akc.org.

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These dog/handler teams are truly versatile in competition. Developed in 2001 hundreds of dogs of all different breeds have been awarded VCD titles, yet it has taken eight years for a team to achieve the impressive Versatile Companion Champion (VCCH) title.

The VCCH title is awarded to any dog that becomes an Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH), a Master Agility Champion (MACH), and is awarded a Champion Tracker (CT) title.

The AKC will issue a Versatile Companion Dog certificate and will permit the use of the letters VCD following the name of each dog that completes the titles as follows:

Versatile Companion Dog 1 (VCD1) -- CD, NA, NAJ, [TD or TDU] or CD, NAP, NJP, [TD or TDU]

Versatile Companion Dog 2 (VCD2) -- CDX, OA, OAJ, [TD or TDU] or CDX, OAP, OJP, [TD or TDU]

Versatile Companion Dog 3 (VCD3) -- UD, AX, AXJ, TDX or UD, AXP, AJP, TDX

Versatile Companion Dog 4 (VCD4) -- UDX, MX, MXJ, VST or UDX, MXP, MJP, VST

Effective 1/1/14 -- Dogs listed with AKC Canine Partners are eligible for the Versatile Companion Dog titles.

The AKC will issue a Versatile Companion Champion certificate and will permit the use of the letters VCCH preceding the name of each dog that completes the titles as follows: OTCH, MACH and CT or OTCH, PACH and CT.