6. what are the criteria for special shows on the SA calendar?
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WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR THE SPECIAL SHOWS ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ANNUAL CALENDAR?

Here are the qualifying criteria for South Africa 's most prestigious events. Qualifying competitors are reminded to dress in a manner befitting the occasion. The Club or Sponsor may require competitors to wear branded bibs or arm bands, which should be returned at the conclusion of the event. The winner of the competition may not be used in dog food advertisements other than the Sponsor's for a period of one year after the event.

SUPREME PUPPY OF THE YEAR
Hosted by: Kennel Association (KA)
Event date (approx): February / March
Location: Cape Town
Prize: Floating Trophy plus miniature
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs that have been awarded Best Puppy in Show at any All Breeds championship show
Qualifiying exhibitors will be invited to attend
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Judging procedure: All entrants parade around ring prior to judging
First elimination shortlists 16
Second elimination shortlists 8
Third elimination shortlists 4
Supreme Puppy of the Year and Reserve Puppy are announced

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Hosted by: Pretoria Kennel Club (PKC)
Event date (approx): April
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs that had their championship status confirmed in the KUSA Journal
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date

PREMIUM PUPPY
Hosted by: Pretoria Kennel Club (PKC)
Event date (approx): April
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs that have been awarded Best Puppy in Group at any All Breeds championship show
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date

GOLDEN PAW CHALLENGE
Hosted by: Western Transvaal Kennel Club
Event date (approx): May
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Generous cash prize
Qualification criteria: Dogs and bitches that have been awarded a Group First at any All Breeds championship show
Period of qualification:

Calendar year previous to competition

Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date

DOG OF THE YEAR
Hosted by: Goldfields
Event date (approx): August
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Floating Trophy
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs and bitches that have been awarded the greatest number of Best of Breed Certificates at any All Breeds championship show
Qualifiying exhibitors will be invited to attend
Period of qualification:

Between weekend 29 (previous year) and weekend 28 (current year)

Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Include photocopies of BOB certificates
Judging procedure:

First round of judging takes place in groups
First elimination shortlists 6 from each group
Second elimination in main ring shortlists 8 finalists
Finalists compete for Dog of the Year and Reserve


SUPREME CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Hosted by: Transvaal Kennel Club (TKC)
Event date (approx): October
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs that have been awarded Best in Show at any All Breeds championship show
Qualifiying exhibitors will be invited to attend
Period of qualification: Between 1 July (preceding year) and 30 June (current year)
Entrance instructions: Automatic invitation

JUNIOR DOG OF THE YEAR
Hosted by: South African Ladies Kennel Association (SALKA)
Event date (approx): October
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Floating Trophy
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: Dogs and bitches that have been awarded the greatest number of Best Puppy Certificates at any All Breeds championship show
Qualifiying exhibitors will be invited to attend
Period of qualification: Between 1 August (preceding year) and 31 July (current year)
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Include photocopies of Best Puppy certificates
Judging procedure: First round of judging takes place in groups
First elimination shortlists 4 from each group
Second elimination in main ring shortlists 8 finalists
Finalists compete for Dog of the Year and Reserve

GORDON TAYLOR MEMORIAL CHALLENGE
Hosted by: Transvaal Kennel Club (TKC)
Event date (approx): October
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Floating Trophy
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind
Qualification criteria: A challenge open to dogs that are bred and owned by the person who handles the dog. If the dog is jointly owned, a handler must be nominated on the entry form and no substitutions are permitted.
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Judging procedure: Judge shortlists 3 - 6 dogs and then selects the winner.

KUSA NATIONAL DOG
Hosted by: Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA)
Event date (approx): June/July
Location: Regional
Prize: National Dog wins:
Floating Trophy plus miniature
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind
Entitlement: the abbreviation KUSA Nat. Dog (year) placed before the dog's name on its registration certificate
National Group Winner wins:
Certificate of Honour
National Breed Winner wins:
Certificate of Honour
Qualification criteria: Champions
Dogs awarded Best of Breed at the KUSA Championship Show or Host Club Championship Show
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Judging procedure: First round of judging takes place in groups
Best of Breed becomes KUSA National .... (breed) of (year)
Group winner becomes KUSA National .... (group) of (year)
Group finalists compete for KUSA National Dog of (year) and Reserve

KUSA NATIONAL PUPPY
Hosted by: Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA)
Event date (approx): June/July
Location: Regional
Prize:

National Dog wins:
Floating Trophy plus miniature
Certificate of Honour
Prize in cash or kind

Qualification criteria: Dogs under the age of 24 months on day of competition
Dogs that have been awarded Best Puppy in Show at any All Breeds championship show
Dogs awarded Best Puppy at the KUSA Championship Show or Host Club Championship Show
Entrance instructions: Entry form to Secretary before closing date
Judging procedure: First round of judging takes place in groups
Group finalists compete for KUSA National Puppy of (year) and Reserve

KWA ZULU NATAL TOP DOG
Hosted by: KZN Clubs
Event date (approx): November
Location: Durban
Prize: Floating Trophy
Prize in cash or kind
Eligibility of dog: Dogs owned by KZN residents and registered (not disqualified or suspended) with KUSA
Qualification criteria: Individual:
Points earned for Group placings at shows in KZN
Puppies:
Puppy group 1st at an open show in KZN or group 1st anywhere in SA
Team:
6 - 9 dogs plus 2 reserves selected from each club to form a team
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Automatic notification
Judging procedure: Three judges award points between 1 and 20 to each dog
First elimination shortlists 3 in each group
Second elimination shortlists 7 group winners
Finalists compete for KZN Top Dog
Puppies compete for KZN Top Puppy

WESTERN CAPE TOP DOG
Hosted by: Western Cape Clubs
Event date (approx): November / December
Location: Cape Town
Prize: Floating Trophy
Prize in cash or kind
Eligibility of dog: Dogs owned by Western Cape residents and registered (not disqualified or suspended) with KUSA
Qualification criteria: Individual:
Points earned for Group placings at shows in the Western Cape
Puppies:
Puppy group 1st at championship show in the Western Cape
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Automatic notification
Judging procedure: All dogs parade prior to being judged individually
First elimination shortlists 2 in each group
Second elimination shortlists 7 group winners
Finalists compete for Western Cape Top Dog
Puppies compete for Western Cape Top Puppy

D.O.G.S. BEST OF THE BEST COMPETITION
Hosted by: Gauteng Clubs
Event date (approx): November / December
Location: Gauteng
Prize: Floating Trophy
Prize in cash or kind
Eligibility of dog: Dogs owned by Gauteng residents and registered (not disqualified or suspended) with KUSA
Qualification criteria: Dogs:
At least one group win or placing at a championship show in Gauteng
At least two group wins or placings at open shows in Gauteng
A Best in Show at a Specialist Breed Show in Gauteng
Puppies:
At least one Puppy Group 1st at a championship or open show in Gauteng
A Best Puppy in Show at a Specialist Breed Show in Gauteng
Period of qualification: Calendar year previous to competition
Entrance instructions: Automatic notification
Judging procedure: All dogs parade prior to being judged individually
First elimination shortlists 6 in each group
Second elimination shortlists 2 dogs in each group
Semifinalists compete on a knockout basis to shortlist to 8
Finalists compete on a knockout basis to shortlist to 4, then 2, finally announcing the winners
Puppies compete for D.O.G.S. Best of the Best Puppy

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