The PCA Register of Merit Qualifications

In 1991 The Pekingese Club of America instituted a Register of Merit (ROM) Program for PCA members to encourage and reward the quality production of Pekingese sires, dams, breeders and obedience titlists. The original qualifications were redefined in 2017.

The Pekingese Club of America Register of Merit (ROM) Awards program honors member-breeders who:

  1. Have bred twelve (12) or more AKC Pekingese champions.
  2. Own stud dogs that have sired six (6) or more AKC Pekingese champions.
  3. Own dams that have produced four (4) or more AKC Pekingese champions.
  4. Own obedience Pekingese titlists who have obtained a minimum of two (2) titles, including an advanced title of CDX or higher.

In addition, the following ROM awards will be presented for:

  1. Each Bronze ROM Breeder, who has bred a minimum of twenty-four (24) Pekingese champions.
  2. Each Silver ROM Breeder, who has bred a minimum of thirty-six (36) Pekingese champions.
  3. Each Gold ROM Breeder, who has bred a minimum of forty-eight (48) Pekingese champions.
  4. Each Platinum ROM Breeder, who has bred a minimum of seventy-two (72) Pekingese champions.
  5. Each Bronze ROM Sire, who has sired a minimum of twelve (12) Pekingese champions.
  6. Each Silver ROM Sire, who has sired a minimum of twenty-four (24) Pekingese champions.
  7. Each Gold ROM Sire, who has sired a minimum of thirty-six (36) Pekingese champions.
  8. Each Platinum ROM Sire, who has sired a minimum of fifty (50) Pekingese champions.
  9. Each Bronze ROM Dam, who has produced a minimum of six (6) Pekingese champions.
  10. Each Silver ROM Dam, who has produced a minimum of eight (8) Pekingese champions.
  11. Each Gold ROM Dam, who has produced a minimum of ten (10) Pekingese champions.
  12. Each Platinum ROM Dam, who has produced a minimum of eleven (11) Pekingese champions.

Those applying for a ROM award must submit the following documentation to the ROM Chairperson to be approved:

  • ROM Breeder: Copies of the necessary number of AKC Championship Certificates.
  • ROM Sire/Dam: An AKC Progeny Report and a copy of the AKC Registration Certificate for the qualified Pekingese.
  • ROM Obedience: Copies of two AKC Obedience title certificates, one being a CDX or higher, and a copy of the AKC Registration Certificate for the qualified Pekingese.

There is no deadline for these awards, but applicants must notify the committee chair of eligibility and supply requested documentation. When a breeder meets the requirement for the award, the committee chair will mail an ROM Award Certificate to the member within 30 days. All new ROM titles will be announced before an assembly of the members at the Members dinner held during the National Specialty weekend.

In order to be eligible for an ROM award above, ALL owners/co-owners must be PCA members in good standing.

To Apply Contact ROM Chair