Friday, March 25, 2011

New USDAA Performance Titles

SUMMARY: Adjusting titles to be more like Championship titles.
You'd think that the easiest thing to do to make the Performance titles more like Championship titles would be to just add P. As in--
AD - P-AD (or PAD)
AAD - PAAD
MAD - PMAD
SM - PSM
JCH - PJCH

But no, they have to get fancy.

Hence
AD - PD
AAD - APD (oops, APD USED to mean P-ADCH; now *that's* confusing!)
MAD - MPD
SM - PKM (yeah, that's obvious--)
JCH - PJCH (now, see, isn't this one easy?)

So it's not even self-consistent: Sometimes the P is in the middle, sometimes it's not.

But at least the Championship title (which used to be "APD" so everyone said, "Performance Championship") now looks like a CH: PDCH. Three cheers for that!

But I still think I'll have to continue saying, "P-AAD," "P-MAD," and so on. SO much easier than constantly saying "performance equivalent to ...", which is what I say every time someone asks or when we send out announcements about new titles.

Link to download PDF comparing old and new Performance titles, and also Championship vs Performance titles (which they wouldn't even need if they had done it logically! but ok I'll be quiet now): https://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=1732

1 comment:

  1. In AAC they used to have your suggested super-simple way of doing things, just add "S" to the start for Specials dog titles, and "V" for Veteran dog titles. A couple of years ago they made it even simpler: They dropped the special prefix altogether. A title is a title is a title. Easy peasy!

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