(This article was originally published in JustTerriers magazine which is no longer in circulation. Thank you to the editors and staff members of the magazine for permission to publish this article in its entirety on the USKBTC website. It has been placed on the site in PDF format to retain the original formatting seen in the magazine.)
Quest for the First Versatile Companion Dog Title, VCD1
By Chris Cagle
I guess it started when I looked in the yard and saw my Kerry Blue Terrier puppy, Cailin, with her nose down and following a trail of an animal that had passed through in the night. What I didn’t know then, looking at my new puppy, was that we were heading on a quest that would last two and a half years and would end with a historical accomplishment – the first Kerry Blue Terrier to earn the Versatile Companion Dog 1 title (VCD1) from the American Kennel Club. This challenging title honors those dogs that have earned four titles in three specific, different AKC sports: 1 obedience title, 1 tracking title, and 2 agility titles. . . .