The future of the Spinone rests with the sires and dams who have demonstrated their ability to provide for successive generations. In recognition of their contributions to the breed, SCOA awards the Registry of Merit (ROM) Certificate to those Spinone whose offspring reflect the breed’s character and purpose as evidenced by the titles achieved.
There are four types of ROM. C-ROM for Conformation, F- ROM for Field, P -ROM for Performance Even ts and V- ROM for Versatility .
Application for a Field Registry of Merit:
The Field Registry of Merit recognizes the sire or dam that meets F -ROM qualifications.
F- ROM requirements:
Sire: No less than five (5) progeny equaling a total of ten (10) hunting titles/prizes .
Dam: No less than three (3) progeny equaling a total of six (6) huntin g titles /prizes .
How to Count AKC Hunting Titles & NAVHDA Prizes
Each AKC Hunting Title (JH, SH and MH) counts as one title. A progeny earning a n AKC JH title and going on to achieve an AKC SH title would count as two titles. The same progeny further earn ing an AKC MH title would count as three titles.
The AKC Pointing tests and AKC Retriever tests are separate events. An AKC Pointing title would count as one title and an AKC Retriever title would count as one title . Example: A progeny earning both an AKC Pointing JH title AND an AKC Retriever JH would count as two titles.
A NAVHDA Natural Ability prize counts as one prize and a NAVHDA Utility prize counts as one prize. A progeny earning a NAVHDA Natural Ability p rize (Prize I, II or III) and goes on to achieve a NAVHDA Utility prize ( Prize I, II or III) counts as two titles.
An AKC Amateur Field Championship title count s as one title . An AKC Fiel d Championship ti tle count s as one title . A progeny earning both an AFC and an FC would count as two titles.
An application must include sire or dam’s AKC registered name, AKC registration number and list of progeny identified by AKC registered name and AKC registration number along with earned hunting titles/prizes.
In addition, proof of hunting titles /prizes achieved by sire’s progeny or dam’s progeny must be included with application. Accepted proof: Copies of AKC title certificates and/or a printout from the AKC website “Reports - Points & Awards” or “My AKC Titles & Points” indicating title completion. Accepted
proof : NAVHDA prize certificates and/or printout from the NAVHDA website through “Testing – Dog Test Results ” indicating prize awarded.
Proof of sire or dam of each progeny being used to qualify is also required with application. Accepted proof of sire or dam: Copy of AKC registration and/or an AKC Progeny Report and/or an AKC Litter Report.
Applications must be filled out entirely. Applications must be signed. Certificates will be mailed to the name and address on the application.
Fee: $10 application fee for SCOA member. $35 application fee for non- SCOA member.
Applications received without a check will not be processed.
Checks should be made out to: Spinone Club of America.
Mail application form, fee and supporting document ation to: Daina Hodges, 5827 Prospect Drive, Missoula, Montana 59808.
Once the application is received, certificate will be delivered within eight weeks.