The purpose of the
Register of Merit (ROM) is to recognize those dogs and
bitches that have excelled as producers. By virtue of their
ability to produce high quality offspring, they are likely
to have exceptional impact on the breed.
The measure of the
ability to pass on a high percentage of desirable qualities
is the number of Champion or Field Champion* offspring the
sire or dam produces. While it is acknowledged that many
superior sires and dams may not produce the numbers required
to earn inclusion in the Register of Merit, those who do
have indeed demonstrated a prepotency for quality.
To qualify for the
Register of Merit, dogs must sire a minimum of 20 bench
champions or 5 Field* Champions; bitches must produce 7
bench champions or 3 Field* Champions.
Only titles awarded
by the American Kennel Club shall be applicable for the
Register of Merit, and those titles will be verified
against American Kennel Club records. A certificate will be
awarded to the owner of qualified sires and dams upon
receipt of application and verification of titles.
Should an owner not apply for Register of Merit inclusion
for their qualified sire or dam, another individual may
submit an application, but no certificate will be provided
to the proxy applicant.
includes Field Champion, Amateur Field Champion, National
Field Champion, and National Amateur Field Champion.
Application for Register of Merit (Word
Word document or