Owner Handler Awards

Owner Handler Awards


The PWDCA’s Owner Handler Awards (OHA) is an annual program that awards competitive achievements of Owner Handlers in many AKC and PWDCA events (not just conformation).

Program Registration

Special Note: The 2019/20 Program Year has been extended through December 31, 2020, after which the OHA Program Year will be January 1 - December 31.

Owner Handler Online Registration
Owner Handler Registration Form 

Submit Qualifying Points

Points Submission Form
Online Points Submission

Program Information

OHA Rules & Points 
Frequently Asked Questions 
Quick Guide to OHA participation

Owner Handler Awards Rankings

Current Owner Handler Rankings

Questions?  Contact the Owner Handler Awards program coordinators ([email protected])


Participants earn points for qualifications or placements in various events and are ranked according to their total points in each category. Awards are presented to the top finishers in each category at the end of the OHA program year. There are three open categories and two restricted categories:

  • Open categories:
    • Performance (combined score from qualifications and placements in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Scent Work, Tracking, Water, and Other Titles*),
    • Conformation, and
    • All Venues Combined.
  • Restricted categories:
    • Junior Showmanship, and
    • Rookie (those competing in OHA for the first time with their first PWD).

The purpose of the OHA Program is to encourage PWDCA members to actively participate in competitive events and activities by handling Portuguese Water Dogs owned or co-owned by them.

*Other Titles are various activities under the AKC Title Recognition Program such as Trick Dog, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, and Canine Good Citizen.

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