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PART VIII - REGISTER OF MERIT AND CIRCLE OF HONOR

SECTION 1: REGISTER OF MERIT

ROM points may be acquired by any AKC registered Chow Chow sire or dam, whether currently living or deceased.

The person submitting data for qualifying a dog or bitch for the ROM title is responsible for providing all documentation to substantiate the title.

The persons applying for the Register of Merit must submit a completed ROM Qualification Form or another document containing the required information and the following validations.

NOTE: Validations may include copies of documents that come from AKC or OFA to include their computer reports and published documentation from the CCCI. All wins and titles must be AKC or CCCI statistics. All health clearances must be from OFA or any other CCCI acceptable organization.

  • The registered name and AKC number of the dog or bitch achieving the honor and their get.

  • The names of the breeder(s) and owner(s) of the dog or bitch achieving the honor.

  • For each show win, validation of that win. This can be a copy of report from AKC Show Awards
    or the AKC Progeny report. It may also be a copy of show superintendent’s show results.

  • For Chow Chow Club Inc. awards, a copy of certificate awarded from CCCI or Chow Life issue and page number where it is listed i.e. Top Ten Chow Chows, Supreme Chow and Premier Bitch.

  • For each title (AKC Champion, AKC Grand Champion, AKC Obedience or AKC Performance) Validation of that title. This can be a copy of AKC Awards report listing the dog or bitch with the title, a copy of Title achieved Certificate from AKC, an AKC Progeny report listing the titles or the Chow Life Issue and page number where it is listed.

  • For Health Clearances, a copy of the certificate OFA printed report from the OFA database, the CCCI OFA data base or the Chow Life issue and page number where it is listed.

  • For the dog or bitch claiming the points, validation is needed for the parent/offspring relationship achieving the ROM honor. This could be a copy of the AKC Registration Certificate, AKC Pedigree, a copy of the AKC Progeny Report, a copy of AKC Offspring report or a copy of OFA progeny report.

Method of scoring for the Register of Merit (points earned by sires and dams of winning progeny:

3pt show

4pt show

5pt show

National Specialty
Bonus points

BOB from Classes*

6

8

10

10


BOB from Specials

6

8

10

10


BOS from Classes*

6

8

10

10


BOS from Specials

6

8

10

10


WD or WB

3

4

5

7

RWD or RWB

5

BOW

2

*Points listed for BOB and BOS from classes are instead of points for WD and WB, not in addition. For example, if a dog wins BOB from classes at a 3 point major, it earns a total of 6 points for the win. It does not earn 3 for WD and 6 for the BOB totaling 9.

Regardless of the number of chows entered, the following ROM points are awarded for the sires and dams for the following:

The Supreme Chow 5 pts
The Premier Bitch 5 pts
The Top Ten Chow placements by Breed Points:

#10

1 pts

#9

2 pts

#8

3 pts

#7

4 pts

#6

5 pts

#5

6 pts

#4

7 pts

#3

8 pts

#2

9 pts

#1

10 pts

Group Placements:

BIS or BISS

10 pts

SD or SB at National

5 pts

Championship Title

5 pts

Grand Championship

4 pts

Obedience CD

5 pts

Obedience CDX

8 pts

Obedience Tracking

5 pts

Rally Novice RN

5 pts

Rally Advanced RA

5 pts

Rally Excellent RE

5 pts

Rally Adv Exc (RAE)

10 pts

Utility UD

10 pts

Utility Excellent UDX

10 pts

OFA Hips number

5 pts

OFA Elbow number

5 pts

OFA Patella number

2 pts

OFA Thyroid number

2 pts

OFA Eye number

5 pts

OFA Cardiac number

2 pts

CHIC

10 pts

ROM get

5 pts

Any title recognized by
AKC not listed (i.e. Barn Hunt, Scent Work)

2 pts

Any Championship title recognized by
AKC that is not listed (i.e. RATCH, RACH)

5 pts

To qualify for the Register of Merit Title, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Dogs must have 130 points, earned by at least 8 different progeny, including 4 AKC Champion offspring.
  1. Bitches must have 110 points, earned by at least 4 different progeny, including 2 AKC Champion Offspring.

Persons submitting for a ROM award are to get written confirmation within 45 days. The communication will serve to either advise that the ROM submission was incomplete or incorrect for specified reason(s) or that the award has been earned and the ROM title is confirmed from date of communication. The certificate will be awarded at the next Annual Awards Presentation. On a quarterly basis, a list of current qualifiers is to be published in Chow Life. The ROM committee is to be responsible to forward to Chow Life by the cutoff date for the upcoming  issue.

Those applying and being accepted for the ROM each year will be recognized at the Annual Awards Banquet with a Certificate.

Revised April 30, 2012
Revised May 25, 1992
Revised April 4, 1993
Revised March 27, 1994
Revised May 26, 1998
Revised May 30, 2000
Revised February 27, 2006
Revised April 22, 2019

A complete, current list of ROM chows will be included in the statistician’s annual list of Published Champions.
Adopted June 2, 1996

Additional copies of ROM certificates may be purchased for $5.00 by an owner or breeder.

Adopted March 21, 1988
Revised May 25, 1998

SECTION 2: CIRCLE OF HONOR AWARDS

The Register of Merit-Circle of Honor Awards utilize the CCCI's existing Register of Merit (ROM) program to recognize committed long-term breeders and/or co-breeders, and also recognize chows that are living or dead that have distinguished themselves by their titled offspring. As ROM titles accumulate, the recipient may receive the next higher award. The recipient of an award must be a CCCI, Inc. member in good standing at the time of receiving the award. A list of all Circle of Honor award holders will be included in the CCCI Published Champions Book. Circle of Honor recipients will be awarded with a plaque to commemorate the achievement. Additional plaques may be purchased at cost plus shipping by an owner or breeder.

Amended May 25, 1998
Revised April 22, 2019

Breeder and/or Co-Breeder Circle of Honor:

Bronze Award - Bred and/or co-bred at least four dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.

Silver Award - Bred and/or co-bred at least seven dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.

Gold Award - Bred and/or co-bred at least twelve dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.


Stud Dog Circle of Honor

Bronze Award - Sired at least three dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles. Silver Award - Sired at least five dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.
Gold Award - Sired at least eight dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.

Brood Bitch Circle of Honor:

Bronze Award - Whelped at least two dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles. Silver Award - Whelped at least three dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles. Gold Award - Whelped at least five dogs and/or bitches who have earned ROM titles.
NOTE: It is not required that the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch hold a ROM title; their titled ROM get have demonstrated consistent breeding quality through several generations.

Adopted April 4, 1993

SECTION 3: ROM/COH APPLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline for submission of an application for ROM or COH awards is January 31st following the awards year. Any submissions after that date will be processed and held for the following awards year. However, once the owner and/or breeder are notified, they may begin using the ROM or COH suffix for their Chow Chow.

Adopted May 30, 1999
Revised April 22, 2019