Great Job Team Newtie ! So cool !!!! Newt ole bubby - You the Man !
Congrats to both of your for a Outstanding job - And what ever pronounced is - I will give you 4 more
From the NACSW rulebook:
The judges may ‘Pronounce’ handler/dog teams demonstrating exceptional technique and/or
teamwork at each NW1, NW2, NW3, Elite, and Summit League trial. This is not part of the title,
but rather an acknowledgement of exceptional teamwork on that particular trial day.
The judges may consider any of the following in their evaluation of a pronounced team:
Professionalism, handler and dog safety, observational skills, leash handling technique,
off leash control, speed and efficiency, accuracy, stamina, enthusiasm, odor obedience,
clarity of alert and dog/handler communication. Pronouncement will be solely at the
discretion of the judge(s) for that trial.
The 'Pronounced' designation is not automatically awarded due to the score or comments. The
nature of NACSW™ trials include the participation of several judges, each with their own
interpretation and opinion on the teamwork they view in the element they are judging. Judges
will note a "P" on element score sheets when they wish to recognize the technique and/or
teamwork for that team, so that handlers may receive feedback and have understanding about
areas of their searches that were most notable to that judge. At the trial end, all of the score
sheets will be reviewed. Any handler/dog receiving a “P” on all searches completed in that trial
will receive the ‘pronounced’ designation for the trial and receive a ‘pronounced’ ribbon. The ‘P’
is not considered part of a title