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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 owner’s 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. Please also check the correct results have been posted on the appropriate show result websites as any errors will affect the competition results
Points to be awarded as follows:
Breeds with CCs:
First CC in calendar year = 4 points.
Subsequent CCs = 1 point.
Plus 1 point extra for BOB (Only where CCs are on offer).
Non CC status (ie Rare) Breeds:
At Group or General Championship Shows where breed classes are scheduled:
First BOS in calendar year = 4 points.
Subsequent BOS = 1 point.
Plus 1 point extra for BOB
Import breeds register:
At Group or General Championship Shows where Import classes are scheduled:
First BOS in calendar year = 4 points.
Subsequent BOS = 1 point.
Plus 1 point extra for Best Import
Group placings at Group and General Championship Shows:
Group 1 (or BIS at a single group championship show) = 5 points
Group 2 = 3 points
Group 3 = 2 points
Group 4 = 1 point
Best in Show:
General Championship Shows:
BIS = 10 extra points /
RBIS = 5 extra points
The Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Shows:
BIS = 2 extra points
Shows where there are no group points on offer:
Scottish Breeds
BIS = 3 points / RBIS = 1 point
United Retriever / Setter & Pointer
BIS = 2 points / RBIS = 1 point
In the event of a tie
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