ISCA Register of Merit Program

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.

CONFORMATION and/or FIELD REGISTER OF MERIT (ROM)

To qualify for the Register of Merit:

  1. Dogs must sire a minimum of 20 bench champions or 5 Field* Champions
  2. Bitches must produce 7 bench champions or 3 Field* Champions
Application for Register of Merit
List of ROM Achievers Sires PDF
List of ROM Achievers Dams PDF

VERSATILITY REGISTER OF MERIT (ROMV)

To qualify for the Register of Merit – Versatility - Sire:

  1. Sire progeny earn 20 Championship titles
  2. Includes any combination of championship titles from the following areas of competition: Conformation, Field, Obedience, Agility, or Tracking, with one title from each area of competition to be counted
  3. Minimum of 15 get required
  4. If a dog earns multiple championships, such as CH OTCH, then this would count as two Championship titles
  5. Since there is a minimum of 15 get, then a sire whose get earned 15 CH’s three of whom were CH OTCH and two were CH MACH, the 20 championship titles requirement would be met, as well as the 15 minimum
  6. Sires must produce qualifying progeny in at least two of the areas represented

To qualify for the Register of Merit – Versatility - Dam:

  1. Dam progeny earn 7 Championship titles
  2. Includes any combination of championship titles from the following areas of competition: Conformation, Field, Obedience, Agility, or Tracking, with one title from each area of competition to be counted
  3. Minimum of 5 produce required
  4. If a dog earns multiple championships, such as CH OTCH, then this would count as two Championship titles
  5. Since there is a minimum of 5 produce, then a dam whose produce earned 5 CH’s one of whom was CH OTCH and one was CH FC, the 7 championship titles requirement would be met, as well as the 5 minimum
  6. Dams must produce qualifying progeny in at least two of the areas represented.

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 (if a member of ISCA) 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.

* Field Champion includes Field Champion, Amateur Field Champion, National Field Champion, and National Amateur Field Champion.

Application for Register of Merit - Versatility
List of ROM - Versatility achievers PDF