The Registry of Merit Program recognizes those Scottish Terriers that have had an impact on the breed in America. By recognizing the contributions of notable sires and dams, the Registry of Merit Program will be a resource of information for breeders in their quest to produce the exceptional dog envisioned in our breed standard. It will also show all interested persons the top producers that have influenced American dogs.
|ROM Title||Description||Dogs Producing||Bitches Producing|
|ROM||Register of Merit||10+ Champions||5+ Champions|
|ROMX||Register of Merit Excellent||15+ Champions||7+ Champions|
|ROMS||Register of Merit Supreme||25+ Champions||10+ Champions|
|HOF||Hall of Fame||Combination of 3 All-Breed BIS and/or Specialty BOB||Combination of 3 All-Breed BIS and/or Specialty BOB|
Points are accredited to dogs and bitches for AKC titles earned by their get. The qualifications differ for sires and dams, as a sire will probably have more progeny in his life time than a dam. Dogs and bitches meeting the requirements outlined below are recognized by the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) as achieving "Register of Merit" designation and are entitled to append the suffix "ROM" title after their name such as in Pedigrees.
STCA members whose Scotties have earned a Registry of Merit designation may request certificates of recognition from the ROM Chair. There is no charge, but publication of a Registry of Merit designation is not automatic --- owners must apply and provide the necessary supporting document to obtain the applicable designation.