What is a title?

Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not
just an adjunct to competitive scores, a title is a tribute to the
dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It
will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as
anything in the world can remain. And though the dog himself doesn’t
know or care that his achievements have been noted, a title says many
things in the world of humans where such things count.

A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good natured.
It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that pleased
you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed. In addition, a
title says that you loved your dog. That you loved to spend time
with him because he was a good dog and that you believed in him
enough to give him yet another chance when he failed and in the end
your faith was justified.

A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special
relationship enjoyed by so few, that in a world of disposable
creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly
in return. And when that dear short life is over, the title remains
as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a
deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials
after the name. An obedience, agility, flyball, herding, etc. title
is nothing less than true love and respect, given and received and
recorded permanently.