All Around Alaskan Malamute

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Updated March 2, 2016 Here is the list of recipients of as recognized by the All Around Alaskan Malamute committee. You can learn more about these dogs on the Our Amazing Malamutes page, see Award Recipients.

ALL-AROUND ALASKAN MALAMUTE Guidelines

Committee Chair: Charlene G LaBelle
505 US Hwy 95A E
Yerington, NV 89447
(408) 489-4000(408) 489-4000
Charlene@BelleKennels.com

To apply: send $20 (application fee in US $) and 1 copy of each document that shows meeting a qualification to the committee chair. A written statement is needed for the Temperament requirement. There are 4 levels in this program AAAM, VAM , SAM and BAM.   We are finding the use of an email message containing scans of the application works very well. So if you wish to apply for an AAAM, BAM, SAM or a VAM, please email your application and snail mail 1 copy with the $20 application fee if possible.

ALL-AROUND ALASKAN MALAMUTE (AAAM) Requirements

ALL-AROUND ALASKAN MALAMUTE (AAAM) Requirements

Conformation: A championship title (AKC, CKC, FCI, etc.)

Obedience: A Companion Dog title (equivalent or better, Agility, Rally title)

Sledding : A WTD or a WLD @any level

Weightpull: A WWPD @any level

Backpacking: A WPD @any level

Temperament: This is a BIGGIE! Written verification by a neutral party of what the dog has done in public contact. Neutral party could be a club representative if the program was a local club program… could be a school teacher or principal from a school demonstration…could be an administrator from a nursing home…someone neutral, preferably official.

A Therapy Dog certificate, TT title, CGC title, etc., are not enough to fulfill this requirement, but if the dog has them, including them certainly wouldn’t hurt! Hands-on public contact experience is also a major ingredient in this requirement. Be sure to include all examples that apply and at least a rough estimate of the time spent at each. This is important.

Miscellaneous: Optional (or possibly a replace for one of the FIRST five categories). A Tracking Dog certificate, or a verification of work in Herding, Search and Rescue, etc.

IMPORTANT POINT! The Temperament requirement of these titles is never to be waived or traded off.  It is a definite requirement for the All-Around Alaskan Malamute, the Buddy Alaskan Malamute, the Serviceable Alaskan Malamute and the Versatility Malamute.

 

VERSATILITY ALASKAN MALAMUTE (VAM) Requirements

For this title, any one of the FIRST five required categories for AAAM may be dropped in trade for advanced work in TWO of the others… OR…Progress can be shown in one category (ie, a majority of legs in obedience or working, or points in conformation) but not completion, and added to advanced work in another area.

 

SERVICEABLE ALASKAN MALAMUTE (SAM) Requirements

Conformation: A championship title (AKC, CKC, FCI, etc.)

Obedience: A Companion Dog title (equivalent or better, Agility, Rally title)

Working: Any of the AMCA working titles

Temperament: The same requirements as in AAAM, BAM and VAM

BUDDY ALASKAN MALAMUTE (BAM) Requirements

Any combination of 10 verifiable titles or certificates. 

Must be issued by a national organization like the AKC, AMCA, CKC, UKC, etc.  Titles can be ATTS, CGC, Trick Dog, Dock Diving, championship, herding, scent work, tracking, WPD, WWPD, WTD etc. 

No MORE than FIVE(5) in any one “activity/category/ discipline”.   The multi-level categories could be agility, obedience, conformation, rally, etc.  If a dog has earned 15 levels in agility, this only counts as 5 towards the 10.

Each title earned must have a certificate and a brief write up on what you did for the prep and what you needed to do to qualify for the title. This should include the amount of time and training involved.

Clarification on what an activity, category, and discipline could be.  The AMCA’s Working Dog (WD) committee currently offers 3 levels for in each of the 4 activities.  If your dog has all 3 levels (basic, A and X) for each of the 4 (pack dog, lead dog, weight pull, team dog), that would be 12 titles.  These 12 meet the 10 minimum and would qualify for a BAM,  as long as the temperament requirement is met.

Temperament: The same requirements as in AAAM, SAM and VAM

   title/cert

  AAAM

   VAM

  SAM

Conformation

      X

      V

      X

Obedience

      X

      V

      X

Sledding

      X

      V

      S

Weight Pulling

      X

      V

      S

Backpacking

      X

      V

      S

 

 

   

Temperament

      X

      X

      X

       
       

X = must have

     

V =  any 4 plus advanced work in TWO marked “V”

S = “any” ONE

     

BAM requires Temperament and 10 “titles, awards,  or certificates”.

Please submit completed application packet prior to Sept 1 to be awarded at the current year’s National.  Effective 6-1-2019 (note: BAM to be 1st awarded in 2020)