What you need to know about the RRCEC Awards

Who should apply?

    Registered dogs owned or co-owned by a member of RRCEC shall be eligible for any of the listed Club awards. 

(NB: CKC offers registration for non-registered or rescue purebred Ridgebacks through the PEN registration option upon proof of ownership).

When will the awards be presented?

    The awards are given out at the Annual General Meeting.   For awards achieved through the remainder of the calendar year after the AGM, the award will be applied to the following year award.

How to apply for the awards?

    Send in copies of your certificates and trial result sheets indicating the award to which you have qualified to the Club Secretary (See Executive listing for name and address).


1.    Versatility Awards:

Pre-requisite:Canadian CKC Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test or the US Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.


Achievement in 2 or more dog sports including:
Conformation, Obedience, Rally-O, Agility, Racing, Lure Coursing(UKC), Tracking, Herding, Flyball, Therapy Dog.

        Bronze  (2 activities)
        Silver    (3 activities)
        Gold      (4 activities)
        Master  (6 activities)  
For Master Versatility Dog you must have your Canadian Championship (Conformation) on your dog.

2.    Obedience Trophies

i.    The Vortrekker Trophy for Companion Dog (CD)

    Awarded to the Rhodesian Ridgeback with the best score in Obedience trials (CD) in Canada for the calendar year (the total of the dog`s 3 highest scores)

ii.    The Heronhill Perpetual Trophy for Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)

    Awarded to the Rhodesian Ridgeback with the highest score in Obedience trials (CDX) in Canada for the calendar year

3.    Racing

    The Rindurr Racing Trophy

        Awarded to the ridgeback with the highest combined score in racing (Straight, Uval , Oval) in Canada for the calendar year.This also includes lure coursing results achieved under UKC auspices.

4.    Breeder Register of Merit Certificate

        Awarded to the breeder of champions

    Males:  require five (5) children as champions
    Females: require three (3) children as champions

Supporting documents required: 

Dogs in Canada listings of the champions or CKC letter and certificate of congratulations (copies only).