Performance Award of Merit (PAM)

Given in recognition and appreciation of animals who display the versatility of the breed by performing in a variety of different performance events.  To be eligible for this award a dog must have completed titles in three (3) different performance areas including:

  • Obedience & Rally
  • Tracking
  • Herding
  • Agility
  • Working Dog Sport

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One of the titles must be from the highest level of training, UD, AX, or AXJ, HX, TDX, or VST, SchIII.

The Rally Excellent Class is not accepted as one of the highest level titles due to the fact that the degree of difficulty for the Rally Excellent title is much lower than any of the the other titles at the highest level of training.  The two additional titles can be at any level of training, but must come two (2) different areas of performance.

All herding classes are considered one performance events as are all agility classes, and all tracking classes. Because this award is given in recognition of versatility, all Obedience and all Rally classes are considered one event due to the similarities of the exercises involved.  Because of the similarities of the Bh to the CD and the WDA tracking to the AKC tracking, the lowest acceptable Schutzhund titles will be the Schutzhund 1 degree.

The owner of the dog must be a member in good standing (BEFORE) the requirements for this award are completed.

Click here for a list of those GSDs who have achieved this title.

For more information, contact PAM Chairperson:

Lori Nickeson   
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