This award will be given based on competition at the 2021 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) National Specialty in Red Lodge, Montana. The award serves to recognize and honor the versatility of the breed. In order to qualify, a dog must earn points in at least three of the categories listed below. All qualifiers will receive a prize. There will also be an overall top winner who scores the highest total points. The qualifiers will receive recognition in Quackers with a major highlight on the overall top winner. There is an entry fee of $15 for the competition.
Points within each event are non-cumulative.
There will be a poster board displaying all entrants located near the rings. The board will be moved to the field on Sunday. The point system will be posted near the board and members can write in their points for each event as the weekend progresses. Entrants may receive their award as soon as they earn points in at least three categories. The top winner will receive recognition on Sunday at the completion of the event if present. Award for top winner will be mailed to the winner.

Please pay in the SHOP and fill out the registration form HERE.

Any questions, please contact Danielle Winship at

Best of luck to all and thank you for supporting the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) 2021 National Specialty!

Point Categories and Schedule
(Q= Qualifying run, NQ= Non qualifying run)

10- Best of Breed, Best of Winners, or Best of Opposite Sex
7- Select Dog, Select Bitch, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, Award of Merit
5- Reserve Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Bitch, Best Veteran, Best Hunting Retriever, Best Working Retriever, Owner Handled Best of Breed
3- First in class, cut in Best of Breed ring
1- Class placement, Best of Breed entry

10- WCX pass
7- WCI pass
5- WC pass
4- BRT pass
3- WCX entry, NQ run
2- WCI entry, NQ run
1- WC/BRT entry, NQ run

10- High Combined or High in Trial winner
8- Double Q in Utility/Open
7- Q in Utility (preferred or regular)
6- Q in Open or Graduate Open (preferred or regular)
5- Q in Novice or Graduate Novice (preferred or regular)
3- Q in Beginner Novice
1- Obedience entry, NQ run

8- High Triple
7- Triple Q or High Combined
6- Master Q
5- Excellent Q
4- Advanced Q
3- Intermediate Q
2- Novice Q
1- Rally entry, NQ run

10- High in Trial or Premier High in Trial
7- Master or Excellent Double Q or Premier Q
6- Open Double Q
5- Novice Double Q
4- Q in one Excellent or Master run
3- Q in one Open run
2- Q in one Novice run
1- Agility entry, NQ run

Conformation Sweepstakes
4- Best Veteran, Puppy, or Field
3- Best of Opposite
2- First in class
1- Class placement

Scent Work
10 – HIT Novice, Advanced Excellent or Master
8- Detective Q
5- Master Q
4- Excellent Q
3- Advanced Q
2- Novice Q
1- Scent Work entry, any level