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    Has anyone heard about a new suffix title being considered by AKC for Retriever Field Trials - QA2. I guess it is going up for vote in March.
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    Here you go...

    QA2 - New Retriever Field Trial Title
    The Board VOTED to amend Chapter 14 of the Field Trial Rules & Standard Procedures for
    Retrievers to create a new suffix title called Qualified All-Age 2 (QA2) that can be earned in
    Retriever Field Trials. The title is earned when a dog on two occasions has met the qualifications
    to enter the Limited All-Age stake. The QA2 title is meant to acknowledge an intermediate level of
    achievement in order to encourage participants to remain active in the sport and their club. This
    will be read at the March Delegate meeting for a VOTE at the June Delegate meeting.

    Chapter 14, Section 14 (new section)
    SECTION 14. QA2 Title. (Qualified All-Age 2) A Retriever shall be eligible to be
    awarded the suffix title QA2 if on two occasions it has met the requirements to
    participate in a Limited All-Age stake. The owner of a dog that is eligible for the
    QA2 title shall submit a title application form developed by the Performance
    Events Department along with a nominal processing fee. Once the qualifications
    have been verified, the title shall be added to the dog’s record. The title will
    appear on the dog’s pedigree. The submittal of the title application form is up to
    the discretion of the owner. The QA2 title application form can be found one the
    AKC website at
    www.akc.org/events/fieldtrials/retrievers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah Duffy View Post
    Here you go...

    QA2 - New Retriever Field Trial Title
    The Board VOTED to amend Chapter 14 of the Field Trial Rules & Standard Procedures for
    Retrievers to create a new suffix title called Qualified All-Age 2 (QA2) that can be earned in
    Retriever Field Trials. The title is earned when a dog on two occasions has met the qualifications
    to enter the Limited All-Age stake. The QA2 title is meant to acknowledge an intermediate level of
    achievement in order to encourage participants to remain active in the sport and their club. This
    will be read at the March Delegate meeting for a VOTE at the June Delegate meeting.

    Chapter 14, Section 14 (new section)
    SECTION 14. QA2 Title. (Qualified All-Age 2) A Retriever shall be eligible to be
    awarded the suffix title QA2 if on two occasions it has met the requirements to
    participate in a Limited All-Age stake. The owner of a dog that is eligible for the
    QA2 title shall submit a title application form developed by the Performance
    Events Department along with a nominal processing fee. Once the qualifications
    have been verified, the title shall be added to the dog’s record. The title will
    appear on the dog’s pedigree. The submittal of the title application form is up to
    the discretion of the owner. The QA2 title application form can be found one the
    AKC website at
    www.akc.org/events/fieldtrials/retrievers

    Great, thank you! So, two occasions of All-Age qualifications could be many different combinations such as

    1st & 2nd in Qual
    2nd & 2nd in Qual
    1st & 1st in Qual
    Qual 1st or 2nd and All Age Jam
    2 All Age Jams
    All Age placement and Jam

    Did I miss something?
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    Yes, what is the "nominal processing fee"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post
    Yes, what is the "nominal processing fee"?
    It's probably $20. The AKC Spaniel tests started offering an "Advanced" title, ie., MHA (Master Hunter Advanced) for the same reason, to keep titled dogs in the sport (more money for AKC). The catch is, the handler has to keep track of the additional passes and handler is responsible for getting Club Secretary to verify. Then, the handler must mail the form into AKC. BTW, for the Advanced Spaniel title, the dog must pass with an average score of 8 as opposed to 7.
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    With this make QAA or QA2 official titles ? instead of what it is currently considered? I see the word title being used ,so looking for clarification thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawninthesticks View Post
    With this make QAA or QA2 official titles ? instead of what it is currently considered? I see the word title being used ,so looking for clarification thanks.
    Apparently. It looks like if you pay the fee, it goes on the pedigree. It doesn't mention QA1 or QAA or *** or whatever they will call it when QA2 (and eventually, QA3,QA4...QAn) comes out.

    I wonder if you get the QA12 you will be eligible or the Field Dog Hall of Mediocrity?

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    So if your dog is already QAA and you are chasing the QA2 title .Will it in turn make it more competitive to get QAA (QA1), because of more dogs being re-entered in the qualifying stakes looking to put the QA2 title on ?
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    I like it. Being qualified all age (twice over) is an accomplishment. Assuming it passes, I think it will be good for breeding purposes when looking back a few generations.

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    Its like signifying that you went to college....but didnt get a degree

    So does that mean that a RHOF dog like Super Powder will be eligible to be QA2


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