New York, NY – The AKC is pleased to announce the expansion of the National Owner-Handled Series by launching the NOHS Levels of Achievement program. Owners and their dogs can obtain Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum recognition by earning a pre-determined number of lifetime NOHS points.
Since 2012, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series has highlighted quality dogs being exhibited by their owners and provided a venue for the owner/handler to demonstrate their dedication to the sport and compete against their peers.
“We are pleased to recognize the accomplishments of all dogs and their owner-handlers going back to the start of the NOHS program,” says Doug Ljungren, Executive Vice President of AKC Sports & Events. “The Levels of Achievement will acknowledge these exhibitor’s hard work and passion for their dogs and enthusiasm for the sport.”
A commemorative pin and downloadable certificate is provided for the highest Level of Achievement a dog has earned at the time the expansion is implemented. A pin and certificate will be awarded for each higher Level of Achievement earned.