Wessex Border Collie Club have historically given a trophy to the member who gains the highest point score over the year for Breed Showing and for Working disciplines. In an attempt to try and find a true Top Dog, rather than a dog that is heavily shown, points for 2015 and 2016 were averaged by the number of shows/classes in which the points were obtained, and achievements in individual working disciplines were recognised rather than one Working award. Once again, a true Top Dog proved elusive as those lightly shown benefited from the new system.
At the AGM it was decided that Wessex Top Dog would be determined by dogs gaining the most points at our own shows. So Top Breed Show Dog will be determined by the highest points gained from places at our May and September Breed Show, Top Obedience from places at our Limited OB Show in May and Top Agility from points scored at our KC Open Agility show in August. 1st to 5th will receive a rosette.
The new system means that no point sheets will have to be filled in - our Top Dog administrator will total points from our show results for each member entered.
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