VC CH Flatbrooks Walker MH has an astounding record of awards and titles. Let's explain what those titles in his name represent!
The CH stands for AKC Champion
. An AKC Champion is a dog that has earned a championship in American Kennel Club
conformation events intended to identify which dogs are closest to the ideal of their breed.
MH stands for AKC Master Hunter. Master Hunter
is AKC's highest award in their retrieving hunt test (originally intended for retriever breeds as opposed to pointing breeds; Griffons are versatile hunting breeds, meaning they point and retrieve).
VC stands for NAVHDA's Versatile Champion field test, which is their highest award. Looking at all of the NAVHDA field tests, Walker scored
a Prize 2 - 107 points in the Natural Ability test, then passed the Utility Test with a Prize 1 - 198 points, and finally went on to pass the International Invitational with 198 points, making him a Versatile Champion.
In addition to the tests above, Walker was awarded by the AWPGA (American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association) in 2020 for Field Dog of the Year
and was entered into the AWPGA Hall of Fame
Lastly, you'll see in the pedigree below that Walker comes from star-studded lines in NAVHDA and AKC tests, boasting four VC's and two CH's within three generations.