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Total Dog

The United Kennel Club (UKC) offers a special program called Total Dog. It can be offered by any UKC club that offers conformation and performance in the same weekend. It is also offered at large UKC sponsored shows such as Premier and Gateway.

To earn a Total Dog Award a dog must compete in conformation and earn a win with competition. Usually this means winning Best Male/Female, the Champion class or the Grand Champion class or Best of Breed. At large events, Reserves and Awards of Merit also count. The dog must also earn a qualifying score in a licensed class at a UKC Performance Event - Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Weight Pull, Terrier Race, UKC licensed Hunt events or Dock Diving. Dog Sport was also previously included before the program was discontinued.

Why Total Dog?
Total Dog is a program we value highly here at Atlas Kennels. We believe that a German Shepherd should be more than just conformationally correct but should also be able to do some sort of work. Most of the activities we participate in are companion sports like obedience, rally and agility. While this is not the same as a true working dog, it still exercises and shows the dog's ability to be trained and work with humans. We feel this is as important as having correct conformation. Together, these two things give us our ultimate goal - a Total Dog.

Our first Total Dog was earned by Atlas on June 8, 2008 in Lake Elmo, MN at a United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show and Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Dog Sport Trial. Atlas earned his Family Obedience title and won Best in Multi-Breed Show.
Age: 6 years, 4 months
Atlas' First Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog on June 17, 2010 in Lake Elmo, MN at a United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show and Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial. Atlas qualified in Rally and won the Grand Champions class.
Age: 8 years, 5 months
Atlas' Second Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog on October 30, 2010 at the UKC Gateway Nationals in Gray Summit, MO. Atlas qualified in Rally and won the Grand Champion Award of Merit.
Age: 8 years, 8 months
Atlas' Third Total Dog Award
For the first time we had two Total Dog Qualifiers on October 28, 2011 at the UKC Gateway Nationals in Gray Summit, MO:
Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champions class.
Age 7 months

Luxor's First Total Dog Award
Atlas qualified in Rally and won the Grand Champion Award of Merit.
Age: 9 years, 8 months
Atlas' Fourth Total Dog Award
For the first time we had a Total Dog Qualifier at Premier! On June 16, 2012 at the UKC Premier in Kalamazoo, MI,
Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champion Award of Merit.
Age 14 months
Luxor's Second Total Dog Award
Atlas and Luxor won Total Dog at the Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial and Red Pine Kennel Club Conformation Show on June 30, 2012 in Le Center, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champions class
Age 15 months

Luxor's Third Total Dog Award
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed/GR 3
Age: 10 years, 4 months
Atlas' Fifth Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial and Red Pine Kennel Club Conformation Show on July 1, 2012 in Le Center, MN. Atlas qualified in Rally and won the Grand Champion class.
Age: 10 years, 4 months
Atlas' Sixth Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the Illowa Kennel Club Conformation Show and Rally Trial on August 25, 2012 in Bettendorf, IA.
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR 2
Age: 10 years, 6 months
Atlas' Seventh Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the Illowa Kennel Club Conformation Show and Rally Trial on August 25, 2012 in Bettendorf, IA. Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champion class
Age: 17 months
Luxor's Fourth Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the Illowa Kennel Club Conformation Show and Rally Trial on August 26, 2012 in Bettendorf, IA.
Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champion class.
Age: 17 months
Luxor's Fifth Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the Illowa Kennel Club Conformation Show and Rally Trial on August 26, 2012 in Bettendorf, IA.
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR 2.
Age: 10 years, 6 months
Atlas' Eighth Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association Conformation Show and Rally Trial on September 7-8, 2012 in Bemidji, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally and won the Champion class.
Age: 17 months
Luxor's Sixth Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association Conformation Show and Rally Trial on September 7-8, 2012 in Bemidji, MN.
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR 4, GR 3 and GR I.
Age: 10 years, 6 months
Atlas' Ninth Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show and Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial on October 13, 2012 in Lake Elmo, MN.
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR I.
Age: 10 years, 8 months
Atlas' Tenth Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show and Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial on October 13, 2012 in Lake Elmo, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR II.
Age: 18 months
Luxor's Seventh Total Dog Award
Atlas won Total Dog at the United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show and Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial on October 14, 2012 in Lake Elmo, MN.
Atlas qualified in Rally and won Best of Breed / GR II and Best of Breed / GR I and Best in Multi-Breed Show.
Age: 10 years, 8 months
Atlas' Eleventh Total Dog Award
For the first time we had a Total Dog in more than one performance event!
Luxor won Total Dog at the United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Agility Trial and Northern Lights American Eskimo Dog Association Conformation Show and Rally Trial on April 20, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally and won High in Trial and qualified in Agility and won Best of Breed / GR I and Best of Breed / Group II.Age: 3 years, 1 month
Luxor's Eighth Total Dog Award

Luxor won Total Dog at the MN Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial and Red Pine Kennel Club Conformation Show on June 28, 2014 in Le Center, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally 1,2, and 3 twice and won Best of Breed.
Age: 3 years, 3 months
Luxor's Ninth Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the MN Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial and Red Pine Kennel Club Conformation Show on June 29, 2014 in Le Center, MN.
Luxor qualified in Rally 1,2, and 3 twice and won High in Trial twice. He also won Best of Breed / Group II.
Age: 3 years, 3 months
Luxor's Tenth Total Dog Award
Luxor won Total Dog at the United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Agility Trial and Northern Lights American Eskimo Dog Association Conformation Show on September 21, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.
Luxor qualified in Agility 1 and won the grand champion class.
Age: 3 years, 7 months
Luxor's Eleventh Total Dog Award
Dozier won Total Dog at the Minnesota Mixed Breed Club Rally Trial and United German Shepherd Dog Alliance Conformation Show on April 1-2, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.
Dozier qualified in Rally 1 and won Best Male twice and Best of Winners
Age: 8 months
Dozier's First Total Dog Award

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