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Dog of the Year Awards
- Awards will run from January 1st to December 31st, and start in 2015.
- The National DOY committee will consist of a Chair and a committee members with expertise in each of the DOY categories (field, show, obedience, agility, juniors, NSTRA, and NAVDHA)
- All owners of a dog must be current members (full or associates) of the American Brittany Club by March 1st of the current calendar year for the dog to be eligible for the National Dog of the Year Awards. (Please note: the associate membership is only available to individuals who reside in the same household as a current full member. Also, Associate Memberships do not include voting privileges in club matters.)
- If an individual obtains ownership of an eligible dog during the calendar year they have 30 days to join the American Brittany Club, and the previous owner(s) must have met the membership requirements for the dog to be eligible for the DOY award.
- If an owner’s membership lapses during the year, they have a 30 day grace period to bring their membership current or their dog will be dropped from the eligibility list. Example: If an individual’s membership expires on June 1st, they have until July 1st to renew.
- If there are no eligible dogs in a category, no award will be given for that year.
- DOY Committee will provide form to be filled out for awards that require owners to submit information.
- The Dog of the Year program will be evaluated in 2016 for changes to the program starting the 2017.
- DOY award presentation will be held with an ABC event (ABC Summer Specialty, Gun Dog Nationals, National Specialty, or All-Age Nationals) Individuals unable to attend will be mailed their certificates and any trophies. All owners will receive a certificate, but only 1 trophy will be provided per dog. Co-owners of dogs can purchase duplicates of trophies for the price of the trophy, and trophies will need to be ordered ahead of time with DOY Awards Committee.
Points calculated as follows
Chair & Statistician:
Field Dog of the Year Awards
Field DOY awards will be awarded in the following categories based on the following rules:
Juvenile Dog of the Year
based on dogs defeated in Puppy & Derby stakes at any AKC Field Trial. Dogs defeated points from AKC trials hosted by clubs other than regional Brittany Clubs must be sent into the DOY committee with an attached copy of AKC win record report. In the case of a tie, the dog with the most 1st place wins will be awarded DOY. If a tie still exists then multiple awards will be presented.
Hunt Test Dog of the Year
- Junior Hunter (10 points for each qualifying score)
- Senior Hunter (20 points for each qualifying score)
- Master Hunter (35 points for each qualifying score)
In the case of a tie, a dog with the most points in the highest Hunt Test level will be awarded DOY. If a tie still exists then multiple awards will be presented. Owner must submit form (provided by DOY Committee) with AKC awards record attached highlighting hunt test legs submitted for DOY award.
NSTRA Dog of the Year
- Top Brittany in NSTRA Top Performance rankings
NAVDHA Dog of the Year
Natural Ability Test
- Prize III - 5 Points
- Prize II - 10 Points
- Prize I - 30 Points
Utility Preparatory Test
- Prize III - 35 Points
- Prize II - 40 Points
- Prize I - 60 Points
- Prize III - 65 Points
- Prize II - 70 Points
- Prize I - 80 Points
- Invitational Test
- Versatile Champion - 100 Points
In the case of a tie, a dog with the most points in the highest NAVDHA prize level will be awarded DOY. If a tie still exists then multiple awards will be presented. Owner must submit form (provided by DOY committee) with record of NAVDHA Prize certificates which will be verified against NAVDHA report.
Conformation Dog Awards
Conformation DOY awards will be awarded for participation in AKC events based on the following rules:
Show Dog of the Year
based on AKC Top Dogs By Breed report based on breed competition. In the case of a tie, a dog with the most Best in Specialty wins at ABC Regional Club Specialties will be awarded DOY.
Owner Handler Series Dog of the Year
based on AKC owner handler series rankings. In the case of a tie, the dogs with the most Owner Handler Best of Breed wins will be awarded DOY
Performance Dog Awards
Performance DOY awards will be awarded for participation in events where AKC titles are awarded based on the following rules:
Obedience Dog of the Year
Notes: Average 3 highest qualifying scores in obedience trials. If the class was CDX, add a weight of 3 points to the average score.
If the class was UD, add 4 points to the average score. In the case of a tie, a dog with scores from the UD class will be awarded DOY. If both dogs are from the same class, then multiple awards will be presented. Owner must submit form (provided by DOY committee) with printouts of AKC win record with the scores submitting, underlined or highlighted, included with the Obedience form.
MACH Agility Dog of the Year
top MACH dog in AKC MACH agility year end rankings based on Based on Score (2Q’s x 10) + Points.
PACH Agility Dog of the Year
top PACH dog in AKC PACH agility year end rankings Based on Score (2Q’s x 10) + Points
Junior Handler Awards
There will be a Junior Handler award in both the field and the show categories. To be eligible, the Junior or one of their parents/guardians must be a full member of the American Brittany Club. For all the events the junior be compete with a Brittany that is owned or co-owned by the Junior Handler or a member of the Junior Handler's family who is a member in good standing of the ABC (father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, grandfather, grandmother, including step and half relations). For all Junior Awards, in the case of a tie multiple awards will be presented.
Show Junior Handler
The Show Junior Handler points will be tabulated on the number of handlers defeated in AKC Junior Handler events. This is based on the AKC Junior Handler Rankings.
Field Junior Handler
The Field junior will get 5 points for every event in which they participate per dog. This includes AKC Field Trials, Hunt Tests, NVDHA, and NSTRA. A form must be signed by judges or event secretary indicating their participation in the event and the name of the dog they competed with. The Junior must compete in at least 4 events during the calendar year to be eligible for this award.
Performance Junior Handler
The Performance Junior will get 5 points for every event in which they participate per dog. This includes all AKC performance events that Brittanys are eligible to compete in (obedience, rally, agility, fly-ball, barn hunt, etc.). A form must be signed by judge(s) or event secretary indicating their participation in the event and the name of the dog they competed with. The Junior must compete in at least 4 events during the calendar year to be eligible for this award.
Breeder of the Year (*added 2017)
Field Trial Breeder of the Year
Hunt Test Breeder of the Year
Performance Breeder of the Year
Show Breeder of the Year
Special Acknowledgements of ABC Members at DOY ceremony (listed in ABC media DOY acknowledgements):
UD, UDX, OGM, & OTCH
Obedience High in Trials & High Combined
NAVDHA Versatile Champion
AKC Best in Shows
Owner Handler Series Best in Shows
Best Junior Wins
Wins at AKC Pointing Breed Championship