I am preparing certificates for our retriever club’s annual awards dinner, and I was curious to know if there is a proper sequence for the AKC suffixes denoting a dog’s titles and certifications. Should the order be chronological and/or grouped according to performance events? For example, if a dog does obedience and hunt test events, which title comes first after their name? Whichever title they earned first? For dogs in agility, which has many different titles, do you group them all together, but after (or before, if they earned those first) their hunt test titles? Where do notations such as CGC, or therapy dog certifications fall? Or does it even matter?
For the dog in our club who started me wondering, my first instinct was to put the hunt test event title first because of this being a retriever event award, followed by the obedience title, but then I wondered if it were supposed to be in chronological order. In searching the AKC web site and this forum I couldn’t find answers; however, I’m not always the best “searcher”.
Another question for my own edification. Do titles denoting advancement in other performance events, such as agility or obedience, replace the previous one earned, as it does for hunt tests (i.e., SH replacing JH, or MH replacing JH/SH)?
Thanks in advance for your help.