The Dual Championship – What Breeds?

The dual championship is one of the most difficult titles to attain in all of dogdom, and is the only title that certifies that the dog has enough breed type to earn a show championship and enough hunting skill to earn a field championship

At the time of this writing, Vizslak have earned the second most dual championships than any other breed in the last five years. We lead with the Vizsla because we like this painting. That said, you might be wondering how other breeds have fared with this title. Well…..at the time of this writing:

  • In the last five years, more Brittanys have earned the most dual championships than any other breed;

  • In the last five years, German Shorthaired Pointers have earned the third most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, German Wirehaired Pointers have earned the fourth most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, Gordon Setters have earned the fifth most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, Irish Setters have earned the sixth most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, Pointers have earned the seventh most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, Chessies have earned the eight most dual championships over any other breed;

  • In the last five years, Weimaraners have earned the ninth dual championships over any other breed;

In the dog fancy, it’s called “having a title at both ends,” and it’s a beautiful thing.  If you have a dog with a dual, share their picture below?

“Vizsla with 3 Tennis Balls” by Jody Whitsell
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14 thoughts on “The Dual Championship – What Breeds?”

    • We fixed it, Amy – we had wanted to be all dramatic and then forgot it. Pride goeth before a fall, as they say. It’s an amazing accomplishment, and an equally amazing blunder on our part, but it’s been remedied!

  1. A dog with titles at both ends is not necessarily dual titled. For example, pictured here is CH Keysown Mr. Smidgen of Wigeon CD RE OA OAJ JE CA RATN CGCA He will not become a dual until he becomes a champion in one of the areas indicated by the myriad letters listed after his name.

    • Thanks for the education, Leslie, and when Mr. Smidgen gets that dual, come back with an update?

  2. My breed, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, just recently got its only fifth DCH. Herding championships are extremely difficult as you must place against more intense herders such as Border Collies and Aussies

  3. My breed, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, just a few months ago got its only fifth DCH. Herding championships are very difficult to get as you must win over the more intense herders such as Border Collies and Aussies.

    • We can well believe it, Laurie, and getting a DCH is an awesome accomplishment, let alone only the fifth one. Well done, you!

  4. The title Dual Champion only applies to those dogs having a championship in conformation and field trials related to the actual original purpose of the breed. A dog with a MACH and OTCH or a confirmation CH and either of the other two is not a dual. Only dogs earning a championship on what they were bred to do i.e. Herding Trial, Field Trial, or the equivalent championship plus a conformation CH is entitled to be called a Dual Champion, thereby showing that form still follows function.

    • Thanks for that, Deborah (we love NPDD friends, they’re so smart!)

  5. Did Vizslak come in second?

    I love a dog with titles at both ends. When they are championships it’s even more impressive.

  6. Hey NPDD!! We cry foul! 41 Dachshunds earned DCs in 2015, and 46 in 2016; more each year than the entire sporting group breeds combined! You must look outside the sporting group!

  7. Hey Dawn! Thanks for the clarification! We plan on a visit with the AKC to update our information, and your comment helps, so thanks for leaving it!!

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