Titles and Awards

Scentwork UK titles and awards

Excellent Titles

These will be awarded to all those who obtain 20 points or more in Levels 1-4 and 30 points in Levels 5-8. Points can be gained at ‘Scentwork UK’ trials and the title is to reward consistency and excellence at all levels.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st – 10 points
  • 2nd – 8 points
  • 3rd – 6 points
  • 4th – 4 points
  • ‘Clean Sweep’ – 2 points
  • ‘Qualified’ – 1 point
  • ‘Bonus points’ – 2 points (For teams that achieve ‘full marks’ in total at any trial)

NB ‘Clean Sweep’ (2 points) & ‘Qualified’ (1 point) points are only awarded to those that haven’t already been awarded points for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place at a trial.

Points can only go forward if the dog also ‘Qualifies’

Once the ‘Dog’ has obtained 20 points, in L1-4 or 30 points in L5-8, they will be awarded an ‘Excellent’ title at that level and be awarded with a special rosette to mark this achievement. Points obtained will also go towards the Dog of the Year award.

First L2 Excellent Award. Sue Abbot-Dixon & Halle
Definitions and rules:

The dog & handler team must be registered in order to gain points.

Once the dog & handler team has reached 20 in L1-4 or 30 points in L5-8 they can remain in that level but only as NFC and will not be entitled to 1st-4th rosettes. It is not mandatory for any dog & handler team to stay at any level before reaching the 20 points in L1-4 or 30 points in L5-8. If handlers wish to progress they must have passed/qualified at the preceding level. On progression to the next level ‘Excellent’ points cannot be carried forward and the handler and dog teams will start at zero points again. If a dog has already progressed from any level, it may start again at Level 1 with another handler. If a handler has progressed from any level they may start at Level 1 again with another dog. If both dog and handler, in the new team have already qualified at L3, they have to start at Level 3.

Level Titles

The following titles may be used after the name of the dog:

  • L1ex – Dog and handler team scoring 20 points or more at Level 1
  • L2ex – Dog and handler team scoring 20 points or more at Level 2
  • L3ex – Dog and handler team scoring 20 points or more at Level 3
  • L4ex – Dog and handler team scoring 20 points or more at Level 4
  • L5ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 5
  • L6ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 6
  • L7ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 7
  • L8ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 8
  • L9ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 9
  • L10ex – Dog and handler team scoring 30 points or more at Level 10

For any queries regarding these awards and points please contact Marianne Tembey

‘Scentwork UK’ – Dog & Handler of the Year.

This will be awarded to the dog & handler team that gains the most points at ‘Scentwork UK’ trials during the year i.e. from 1st Jan- 31st Dec.