Top 100 rules

All KUSA registered dogs and bitches are eligible. Eligibility is automatic – no forms or fees are required.

All references to dogs are intended to include both male and female animals.

Points will be awarded at all KUSA recognised Championship Dog Shows (excluding FCI and or CACIB shows) held by All Breeds Clubs or Group Clubs between 1st January and 31st December of the relevant year in the KUSA area of jurisdiction.

No points will be awarded at Specialist Breed Club shows, or shows held by clubs which represent fewer breeds than a complete Group, e.g: Gold Reef Sighthound Club and SA Short-Legged Terrier Club do NOT represent full Groups.

At Group Club shows, points will be awarded for 1st to 4th in the Group as at an all breeds show.

Points will be awarded as follows: 1 point per dog beaten for any of the following awards: Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Group 1st, Group 2nd, Group 3rd, Group 4th, provided that the dog winning the award also won the Best of Breed at the show concerned and, in the case of Reserve Best in Show, provided that the dog winning that award also won Group 1st at the show concerned. Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show points will only be awarded at all breeds championship shows, not at multi-group shows representing fewer than all seven Groups.

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

If 10 dogs are entered for an award, the winner will earn 9 points (10 minus himself)

Number of dogs beaten will be calculated as follows:

Best in Show: Total number of dogs entered in breed section of catalogue, minus 1.

Reserve Best in Show: Total number of dogs entered in breed section of catalogue, minus total number of dogs entered in Best in Show Winner’s Group, minus 1.

Group 1st: Total number of dogs entered in relevant Group, minus 1. In the event of a Group Winner going on to win Best in Show, or Reserve Best in Show, these points immediately fall away.

Group 2nd: Total number of dogs entered in relevant Group, minus total number of dogs entered in Group Winner’s breed, minus 1.

Group 3rd: Total number of dogs entered in relevant Group, minus total number of dogs entered in Group Winner’s breed and Group 2nd’s breed, minus 1.

Group 4th: Total number of dogs entered in relevant Group, minus total number of dogs entered in Group Winner’s breed, Group 2nd’s breed, and Group 3rd’s breed, minus 1.

 

Points earned at any one show will be non-cumulative: i.e. a dog winning Best in Show will immediately drop his Group 1st points and earn 1 point for each dog beaten at the whole show. He will NOT gain double points for beating the dogs in his own Group.

Calculations of number of dogs beaten will be based on number of dogs entered in the relevant show catalogue as published on the day of the show. No account will be taken of whether dogs were present or not. Only dogs entered in the breed section of the official catalogue will be counted. Late entries, omissions and entries listed in any addenda appearing after the show, will not be taken into account.

Whilst every precaution is taken, Panorama Publications (and/or any Sponsors) assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions that may occur in these Ratings. Decisions made by Panorama Publications (and/or any Sponsors) on all matters pertaining to the Ratings, including points’ allocation, are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Points allocation example

There are 1000 dogs entered in an all breeds show. 100 Gundogs, 120 Herding, 200 Hounds, 130 Terriers, 120 Toys, 140 Utility and 190 Working.

The Samoyed wins the Herding Group for which he earns 119 points. Then he goes Best in Show, so he immediately drops his 119 points and gets 999 for Best in Show -1000 (total number of dogs entered in show) minus 1 = 999.

The Whippet wins the Hound Group and gets 199 points. He then goes Reserve Best in Show, so he drops his 199 points and gets 879 points, which are made up as follows; 1000 (total number of dogs entered in show) minus 120 (total number entered in BIS Winner’s Group) minus 1 = 879.

 

There are 10 breeds entered in the Gundog Group and the entry numbers are as follows:

Cocker Spaniels 20; American Cockers 10; Clumber Spaniels 2; English Setters 3; Irish Setters 7; Gordon Setters 5; Pointers 3; Labradors 30; Golden Retrievers 11; Weimaraners 9; TOTAL 100.

The American Cocker wins the Group and gets 99 points, i.e. 100 (total dogs in Group) minus 1.

The Golden Retriever is placed second, he gets 89 points, i.e. 100 (total in Group) minus 10 (number of dogs in Group Winner’s breed) minus 1

The Pointer is placed third earning 78 points, i.e. 100 (total in Group) minus 10 (number of dogs in Group Winner’s breed) minus 11 (number of dogs in Group Second’s breed) minus 1.

The Weimaraner takes fourth place and 75 points, i.e. 100 (total in Group) minus 10 (number of dogs in Group Winner’s breed) minus 11 (number of dogs in Group Second’s breed) minus 3 (number of dogs in Group Third’s breed) minus 1.

List of shows

Points are being earned at the following shows:

Kennel Association

Liesbeek Kennel Club

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club

Junior Kennel Club of Gauteng

Pretoria Kennel Club

Transvaal Midlands Kennel Club

Witwatersrand Kennel Club

Uitenhage Kennel Club

Port Elizabeth Kennel Club

Walmer & Suburban Kennel Club

Highway Kennel Club

Natal Coast Kennel Club

Northern Tshwane Kennel Club

Western Gauteng Kennel Club

East London Kennel Club

Port Rex Kennel Club

Kennel Union of SA (Championship show only – not Nationals or FCI shows)

George Kennel Club

Outeniqua Kennel Club

Swartland Kennel Club

West Coast Kennel Club

Durban & Districts Kennel Club

Eastern Districts Kennel Club

Pietermaritzburg Kennel Club

Windhoek Kennel Club

Hochland Kennel Club

KZN Junior Kennel Club

Zululand Kennel Club

Northern Natal Kennel Club

Goldfields Kennel Club

Roodepoort & Districts Kennel Club

Northern Free State Kennel Club

Bloemfontein Kennel Club

Kimberley Kennel Club

Queenstown Kennel Club

Grahamstown Kennel Club

Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club

Margate Kennel Club

Hibiscus Kennel Club

Sasolburg Kennel Club

S.A. Ladies Kennel Association

TKC Kennel Club

Breede Rivier Kennel Club

Cape Town Kennel Club

Western Province Kennel Club

Hottentots Holland Kennel Club

Group clubs

Algoa Hound Club

Terrier Club of Eastern Cape

Sporting Dogs Association

Natal Sporting Hounds

Natal Working & Herding Breeds Association

Transvaal Terrier Club

Pretoria Toy Dog Breeders Association

Jubilee Toy Dog Club

Transvaal Utility Breeds Club

Kaffrarian Hound Association

Quinera Working & Herding Breeds Association

Working & Herding Breeds, Golden Reef

Natal Utility Breeds Club

Natal Terrier Club

Natal Gundog Club

Natal Toy Dog Club

OFS Terrier Club

Baakens Valley Working & Herding Breeds Club

Toy Dog Breeders Association

Gundog Club Transvaal

Centenary Terrier Club

Working & Herding Breeds Club of the Cape

Cape Gundog Club

Victory Toy Dog Club

Cape Utility Dog Club

Cape Terrier Club

Cape Hound Club

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