LISTED HERE are the provisional annual leaders in the Dog World/Arden Grange Top Dog competition 2009.
The group leaders and other in the top ten are featured on pages 2 and 3 this week.
The points system works as follows: your dog gains two points for a CC plus one for best of breed where CCs are on offer. A group win at a championship show scores five points (as does best in show at a single group or Scottish or Irish Breeds championship show); group 2 three, group 3 two and group 4 one point.
Best in show at an all-breeds championship show scores an extra five points, reserve three. One extra point goes to BIS at a working/pastoral breeds championship show.
Rare breeds score two for best of sex plus one for BOB at championship shows where they have breed classes; imported register breeds score similarly in championship show classes open to all IR breeds in that group.
Arden Grange provide prizes for the annual leaders who also have the chance to advertise in the exclusive Best of British Dogs supplement at Crufts time; all will be contacted early in the new year.
If there are any queries about the points, please contact Wendy Bull on firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the final listings will be absolutely accurate.
If there are any queries about the points, please contact Wendy Bull on email@example.com