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 email@example.com.
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.