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DACOF Title Cross Reference & Competition Level Eligibility

 

Note: DACOF Competition Levels are based upon Standard (Regular)

agility classes at the highest level attained at EITHER the Preferred or Regular Jump Height.

 

To compete at

DACOF LEVEL

 

Novice

A Dog cannot have earned an AKC Open Standard (OA or OAP) title, a USDAA Advanced/PII Standard (ASA or APS) title, a NADAC Open Regular (OAC) title, a UKI Novice title, a CPE Level 3 Standard (CL3-R) title, or two (2) CPE Standard Legs in Level 4 or Level 5, or Three (3) TDAA Superior Legs by the Title Cutoff Date.

 

Additionally, if a dog competing at any previous DACOF(s) has earned an individual 1st place placement or any two (2) combined placements (finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd) at the Novice Level in Standard (with or without table), or Jumps with Weaves, the dog will be ineligible to compete again at DACOF in Novice, even if the dog’s Standard Agility Class Competition Level attained by the Title Cut-Off Date would have otherwise allowed the dog to compete at the Novice Level. However, if a dog meets these criteria from a Level/Jump Height represented by fewer than five (5) dogs, the handler can make an appeal to the Board for an exception.

 

A Dog CANNOT compete at the Novice Level at DACOF if it has:

  1. Earned a Qualifying run while competing at ANY VENUE’S National Competition at ANY time prior to the DACOF Event (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), or

  2. Earned a Qualifying Run at ANY VENUE’S Regional Competition (other than a “Starters” or other “AKC Novice-Equivalent” Course - if you’re not sure ASK!!!) at ANY time prior to the DACOF Event (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), or

  3. Earned a Qualifying Run in ANY CLASS at a UKI Cup, UKI Classic, or UKI Festival at ANY time prior to the DACOF Event (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), or

  4. Qualified for CPE Nationals

 

Open

A Dog cannot have earned an AKC Excellent Standard (AX or AXP) title, Three (3) USDAA Masters/PIII Standard Legs, a NADAC Elite Regular (EAC or EAS) title, a UKI Senior title, Six (6) CPE Level 5 Standard Legs or a TDAA TaCH title by the Title Cutoff Date.

 

Additionally, if a dog competing at any previous DACOF(s) has earned an individual 1st place placement or any two (2) combined placements (finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd) at the Open Level in Standard (with or without table), Time 2 Beat, or Jumps with Weaves, the dog will be ineligible to compete again at DACOF in the Open class, even if the dog’s Standard Agility Class Competition Level attained by the Title Cut-Off Date would have otherwise allowed the dog to compete at the Open Level. However, if a dog meets these criteria from a Level/Jump Height represented by fewer than five (5) dogs, the handler can make an appeal to the Board for an exception.

 

Excellent

Any Dog can compete in Excellent regardless of titles.

Additionally, a Dog MUST compete at the Excellent/Master Level if it has:

  1. Participated in ANY VENUES World Team Tryouts or European Team Tryouts, regardless of results (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  2. Earned Three (3) qualifying AKC Premier Standard or Premier Jumps with Weaves runs (or any combination of these two classes) prior to the Title Cutoff Date, OR

  3. Earned Three (3) qualifying runs (without time or course faults) in either ISC Standard or ISC JWW (or a combination of these two) prior to the Title Cutoff Date, OR

  4. Earned Three (3) qualifying runs (without time or course faults) in either UKI Masters Series Agility or UKI Masters Series Jumping (or a combination of the two) prior to the Title Cutoff Date, OR

  5. Earned a Bye into the UKI National Championship Round 2 or Round 3 (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  6. Earned a Qualification into the Masters Series Final at the US Open (Florida) or the Agility Stakes Final at the US West Coast Open (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  7. Earned a Qualification into the Speedstakes Final at the US Open (Florida) or the West Coast Open (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  8. Earned Three (3) qualifying runs (without time or course faults) in either USDAA Masters Challenge Biathlon Agility or USDAA Masters Challenge Biathlon Jumpers (or a combination of the two) prior to the Title Cutoff Date, OR

  9. Earned a Bye into the Grand Prix Semi-Finals at Cynosport (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  10. Earned a Bye into the Grand Prix Finals at Cynosport (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply), OR

  11. Won the Steeplechase Final at a USDAA Regional Event (Title Cutoff Date does NOT apply).

 

Rev. 2023-12-11

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