Register of Merit (ROM): Program Information
The Register of Merit (ROM) Program recognizes those Bouviers des Flandres that have had an impact on Bouviers in America. By recognizing the contributions of notable sires and dams, the ROM Program will be a source of information for breeders in their quest to produce the exceptional dog envisioned in our standard of excellence. It will also showcase to all interested persons the top producers that have influenced American dogs.
Points are accredited to dogs and bitches for American Kennel Club (AKC) titles (as published by the AKC) earned by their get. Dogs and bitches meeting the outlined requirements are recognized by the ABdFC as achieving the designation of “Register of Merit” and are entitled to append the title “ROM” after their name.
Each year the club will publish a "Register of Merit" listing of sires and dams recognized for ROM by rank and list their titled get. Owners and/or breeders of the ROM dogs will be invited to submit a brief commentary, the pedigree and photos for the dog along with photos of titled get. Owners do not have to be members of the ABdFC.
Requirements for the Register of Merit
Requirements For Sire
For recognition in the Register of Merit, a dog must:
Requirements For Dam
For recognition in the Register of Merit, a bitch must:
Schedule of ROM Points for Titles Earned by Get
With the advent of new AKC titles being recognized, the point scale was simplified. A dog or bitch offspring contributes ROM points to both his/her sire and dam by earning AKC titles according to the following schedule:
All other AKC recognized titles, including Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Rally, Herding, Scentwork, etc., but excluding Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Trick Dog, Farm Dog Certification, Herding Instinct, Barn Hunt Instinct, Temperament Test, Coursing Ability, FAST CAT or other instinct tests.
Note: Points for ROM's earned prior to 2005 used a slightly different scale.