Kennel Union “Showdog of the Year” Competition
(Rules as agreed by the Executive Committee February 2014)
The competition will run from the day after the final show of the cluster weekend which includes the KUSA Championship show and KUSA Nationals in any year, to the final day of the cluster weekend which includes the KUSA Championship and KUSA Nationals in the following year (Competition Period), and is open to dogs on the Kennel Union Breed Register.
Participation in the Competition is automatic.
Only points attained at All Breeds Championship Shows will count. Only the highest points gained at any such All Breeds championship Show count (e.g. Best in Show – 10 points only.)
Points will be awarded as follows:
- 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
- Multi Best in Show Bonus Points: for every three (3) Bests in Show won during any Competition Period, 5 Bonus Points will be added to the dog’s score.
A league table of the leading dogs, updated throughout the Competition Period will be published on the KUSA website.
Publication of points gained is dependent on the Kennel Union receiving marked catalogues timeously from the All Breeds Clubs. Final results cannot be calculated until all catalogues have been received and the show results have been processed.
At the conclusion of the Competition Period, the 10 best results of each dog will determine their final placing on the league table.
In the case of an equality of points (the 10 best results) the highest awards earned will receive the higher place. (e.g. Dog ‘A’ has 5 x BiS + 5 x RBiS + 3 x BiG and Dog ‘B’ has 5 x BiS, + 5 RBiS, + 5 BiG. Dog ‘B’ takes the higher placing.)
SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR - Peter Collins Memorial Floating Shield
Prizes as deemed appropriate by KUSA or any sponsor of the competition, will be awarded to Winner, Runner up and the other Group Winners.
Final placing's are determined by the 10 best scores of each dog (The total number of points gained does not indicate the final position)