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Top Dog Award
Rules and Regulations


Please take into account that not all club show results may have been received by the date used to calculate points.

It is in the owners own interest to check their points after each update and report any differences as soon as possible as catalogues are not always received from some shows.

Points to be awarded as follows:

Breeds with CCs:
Each CC = 2 points. Plus 1 extra point if BOB where CCs are on offer i.e. 3 points in total.

Non CC status breeds:
At Group or General Championship Shows where breed classes are scheduled Best of Sex = 2 points. Plus 1 extra point if BOB i.e. 3 points in total.

Import breeds register:
At Group or General Championship Shows where Import classes are scheduled (from classes open to all Import Breeds in that group) Best of Sex = 2 points. Plus 1 extra point if Best Import i.e. 3 points in total.

Group placings at Group and General Championship Shows:
Group 1 (or BIS at a single group or Scottish Breeds championship show) = 5 points
Group 2 = 3 points
Group 3 = 2 points
Group 4 = 1 point

Best in Show:
BIS at General Championship Show =
5 extra points.
RBIS at General Championship Show =
3 extra points.
BIS at a Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show = 1 extra point.

In the event of a tie
At the end of the competition period a tie-breaker, where applicable, will be used to determine an outright leader in each breed as follows: All BOB awards at specialist club championship shows will be awarded an extra point. Should two dogs still tie they will be declared ‘Joint Winners’.

However, should more than two dogs tie we must regrettably declare there is ‘no clear leader’ and a ‘Top Dog’ award will not be made in that breed category.

Period of competition
Points are calculated from relevant wins within the calendar year (1st January to 31st December).

Final decision
No discussions will be entered into and the decision of the Editor in all circumstances will be final.

*Points compiled by David Franks on behalf of Our Dogs. Please note that any queries regarding points should be emailed where possible to d.franks3@btinternet.com