The Competition runs from 1 January to 31 December every year and is open to dogs on the Kennel Union Breed Register and Development Register, GSD Federation Register, as well as imported dogs that have been granted 12 month show clearance dispensation. Points include all shows where marked catalogues have been submitted to KUSA.
Winner will be announced at the prize giving ceremony to be held in conjunction with the Supa 7's on the 18th January 2014.
Showdog 2013 League Table. pdf (please click to open)
KUSA Showdog Rules
Kennel Union Show Dog of the Year Competition 2013
(Rules as agreed by the Executive Committee on 21 October 2008.)
The competition will run from 1 January to 31 December every year and is open to dogs on the Kennel Union Breed Register and Development Register, GSD Federation Register, as well as imported dogs that have been granted 12 month show clearance dispensation.
Entry is automatic.
Only points attained at All Breed Club Championship Breed Shows and the Kennel Union Breed Championship Show will count. Only the highest points gained at a show count (e.g. Best in Show – 10 points only)
- Best in Show 10 Points
- Reserve Best in Show 6 Points
- Best in Group 4 Points
- 2nd in Group 3 Points
- 3rd in Group 2 Points
- 4th in Group 1 Point
- Best in Show 5 Bonus Points
(For every 3 Best in Shows won during the Competition, 5 extra bonus points will be added to the dog’s score.)
A league table of the leading dogs is published on the KUSA Website. (www.kusa.co.za/Events & Clubs/KUSA National Events/KUSA Showdog of the Year.)
Publication of points achieved is dependant on the Kennel Union receiving marked Catalogues timeously from the All Breed Clubs. Final results cannot be calculated until all catalogues have been received.
At the conclusion of the Competition, the 10 best results of each dog will determine their final placing.
In the case of an equality of points the highest awards earned will receive the higher place
(e.g. dog ‘A’ has 5 x BIS + 5 x RBIS + 3 x BIG, dog ‘B’ has 5 x BIS + 5 x RBIS + 5 x BIG, dog ‘B’ goes forward)
SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR
Peter Collins Memorial Floating Shield 50mm KUSA Gold Medallion Unique KUSA Certificate
If not owner, the breeder will also receive a 50mm KUSA Bronze Medallion and Unique KUSA Certificate.
RESERVE SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR
50mm KUSA Bronze Medallion Unique KUSA Certificate
The dogs that achieve the highest number of points in the Competition in a Group, (other than the Show Dog and Reserve Show Dog of the Year.) 50mm KUSA Bronze Medallion; Unique KUSA Certificate