KCA REGISTER OF MERIT AND REGISTER OF MERIT EXCELLENT
Rationale: To recognize the top 5% (ROM) and top 1% (ROMX) of Keeshond producers.
Criteria for Register of Merit and Register of Merit Excellent
These awards are open to all Keeshonden, living or deceased, regardless of ownership. An achievement of ROM and ROMX is marked by a handsome certificate presented by the parent club. No one may use the title of ROM or ROMX until those dogs eligible are announced by the parent club at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Requirements are as follows:
ROM - sire - 13 champions; Dam - 7 champions.
ROMX - Sire - 29 champions; Dam - 10 champions.
The requirements for ROM and ROMX are subject to review by the KCA Board of Directors every 5 years. The requirements may change to accommodate the percentage of Keeshonden intended to earn these awards. ROMs should total only 5% of the Keeshond sires and dams that have produced champion offspring in the history of the breed in the USA, and ROMXs should total only 1% of the Keeshond sires and dams that have produced champion offspring in the history of the breed. (Statistics for Board review to be provided by the KCA ROM/X Statistician).