This is the SHOWDOGS Puppy of the year - as such, please respect the rules hereunder:
~ Entry to this competition is free and automatic.
~ The competition is run during the championship show season, ie. January - November each year.
~ Points will be earned at KUSA-affiliated breed All-breeds championship shows, excluding FCI CACIB shows.
~ The maximum number of points a puppy can earn at one show is 28, defined as follows:
Puppy Group 1st - 4 points
Puppy Group 2nd - 3 points
Puppy Group 3rd - 2 points
Puppy Group 4th - 1 point
Best Puppy in Show - additional 24 = 28
Reserve Best Puppy in Show - additional 20 = 24
~ If two or more puppies share an equal points total, all puppies with the same total will share the same position
~ Position numbers are allocated to the dogs that have earned the top scores. If a few dogs - regardless of breed - earned the same number of points, they qualify equally for recognition. So, for example, the actual list of Top 10 Puppies may contain more or fewer than 10 if several dogs possess the same number of points. NB: Multiple breed representation (eg. three Dobermanns) does not necessarily imply equal points
~ The Puppy of the Year and Runners-Up may or may not be the same breed
~ The Top 10 list may or may not comprise multiple representatives of a breed
~ Points are gathered from the breed breakdowns, marked catalogues and results submitted to SHOWDOGS by show-holding club committees.
~ Points are not recorded if show-holding clubs fail to submit results for publishing within a reasonable time frame or if the results are incomplete.
~ Results will not be accepted from exhibitors or unofficial sources.
~ The onus is on exhibitors to check results as they appear on SHOWDOGS during the year and report errors and omissions.