Show Dog of the Year 2016 Rules
These rules should be read in conjuction with the rules covering all pointscore competitions.
The Show Dog of the Year 2016 competition is based on an individual dog's significant show wins at a National and State level.
- Eligible results can be entered from any Championship Show in Australia.
- The following results are eligible.
- Best in Show
- Runner Up in Show (or Best in Show 2nd)
- Best in Group
- Runner Up in Group (or Best in Group 2nd)
- Only the best 30 results (points value) will be included. The pointscore system will automatically select the best 30 results from the results that are submitted.
- Tie-Breaker - In the event that 2 or more dogs have the same number of points, the dog with the most 'Best in Show' wins (out of their top 30 results) will be placed first. If there is still not an outright leader, the number of Runner-Up in Show wins (out of the top 30 results) will be counted, and then if necessary, the Best in Group wins (out of the top 30 results).
- Points Allocation
Points will be allocated based on the number of dogs entered in the show / group (including absentees and baby puppies). Ensure you read and undertand the pointscore results guide so you know how to obtain and submit the correct numbers!
- Best in Show will be awarded points equal to the number of dogs entered in the Show
- Runner Up in Show will be awarded points equal to the number of dogs entered in the Show minus one
- Best in Group will be awarded points equal to the number of dogs entered in the Group
- Runner Up in Group will be awarded points equal to the number of dogs entered in the Group minus one
- Where we are notified that more than 50% of dogs have been marked absent from the total entry of a show (for whatever reason) and we can verify this with the secretary of the show, the points for wins will be allocated on a sliding percentage of the points an exhibitor would normally receive as per the table below. If we are able to obtain absentee numbers for each group, the calculation for Group points will be based on the absentee level of each respective group (otherwise we will apply the total show absentee percentage to the group).
- More than 50% of dogs absent - 50% of normal points will be awarded
- More than 75% of dogs absent - 25% of normal points will be awarded
- The following rules apply to the State component of the Show Dog of the Year competition.
- For the purposes of the pointscore, a dog's 'Competition State' will be defined as the state where the dog is intended to reside for the majority of the year when actively shown. Once the competition state is selected, this will generally not be able to be changed during the year.
- The state tally will be calculated on the top 30 shows that were held in the dog's 'competition state' only. This could result in different shows being counted in the state and national component of the competition.
- Whilst the competition state generally will not be changed once it is selected, we reserve the right to change the competition state for a dog if circumstances warrant it. Our decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Certificates will be awarded in the Show Dog of the Year Competition for
- National Winner
- Each State Winner
- Each Group Winner (National and State)
- Each National Breed Winner
- Each State Breed Winner (if not a National Breed Winner)
Please contact us if you have any questions.