Top 20 - Conformation

Our Current Top 20 Winner:
GCHG Raklyns Field of Dreams Alisaton

July 2017 - June 2018 AKC Reports

For shows from May 1, 2017 through Nov 1, 2017

Last modified Nov 15, 2017

 NAMEOWNER(S)SEXBOBsPOINTS
1GCHP FIDELIS RIPCORDC. Austin, C., Mitchell, E. GouldD581513
2GCHB PHILLMAR LOIS LANEJ. & R. Keith, C. GreenB631050
3GCHB LEGENDALE LADY LUK V GOLDGROVEK. Katou, L. FergusonB52996
4GCHP RAKLYNS FIELD OF DREAMS ALISATONN. Bosley, M. Michael, D. Hayward, C. ShimpenoB65946
5GCHS FOXFIRE'S ALLTIMATE WANNA BET. & K. MacKenzieD18720
6GCHS DENMAR'S EASY-BREEZY COVERGIRLM. & K. Moriarty, M. & D. NeupaverB38569
7GCHB KETTLE COVE N ASHTRICK ST. ELMO'S FIRED. Wedderman, C. Hanisak, S. DuvalD18469
8GCHB VONDURA'S NORTH BY NORTHWESTL. McCammackD24416
9GCHB LOOKOUT TAWEE V RADIANT, CGCD. TennisonB15355
10GCHB RENDITIONS CASINO ROYALEE. LuckowD13323
11GCH PROTOCOL'S EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC, CAAJ. & K. MullinsB14267
12GCH RENA'SSANCE SIRIUS RISINGB. & W. Rossmiller, B. & S. RusselD16240
13GCHG VISION BRING THE ACTION V VELOC. & R. Tartar, A. McDonaldD15220
14GCHB CRYSTAL RUN'S SWEET DREAMSL. & L. RamseyB14204
15GCH SUPERNOVA SHAMELESSR. LongfieldB11192
16GCHB KELVIEW'S NEVER OUT OF STYLEM. Baishiki, E. CodyB8180
17GCHP RIO'S LUCA BRASI MONSTER, RN CA CGCM. MichaelD15177
18GCHB VONDURA'S SLS AMG ROADSTER PROTOCOL, CAA BCAT DN CGCJ. CarterD11176
19GCH TREU'S ABOVE REPROACH V TOUCHSTONEA. Brotherhood, S. & J. LynchB11161
20GCHB TRADITIONS JAVIER ESPOSITO, BN RN DS CGCS. & R. BrunoD10157
21GCHB VAN ORMAN'S HK DELTA DAGGER V. SUNTANA, CAAN. TroyerB6133

A. The Top 20 Dobermans in Conformation for any given year are based on the following: statistics are compiled from show results published in the AKC online reports starting with the July issue of one year through the June issue of the following year. Points awarded are equal to the number of dogs defeated (including Best of Breed winner) by winning Best of Breed at an All-Breed or Specialty show.

B. Excluded from competition are any previous winners of the Conformation event. They may attend for Exhibition Only.

C. If the final Top 20 standings include a previous winner or winners, the 20 Dobermans with the highest point totals that have NOT won any previous Top 20 event are invited to participate. Previous winners are noted in the standings.

D. For the purpose of competition, a deceased finalist will only be considered a competitor one time following their demise. Thereafter, they will be treated in the same manner as a previous winner.

E. A finalist will only be allowed to compete if the owner or agent attends the briefing held at least one half hour prior to the event for the purpose of assigning arm band numbers.

A. Each participating Doberman is individually evaluated by each judge using the scale of points (score sheet).

B. Immediately following the completion of judging, the judges' score sheets will be turned over to a representative of the Certified Public Accountant or auditing firm to be tabulated.

1. The scores for each dog, from each of the three judges, are tabulated, added together, then divided by three (3) to determine the dog's average score.

2. In the event of a tie, the Auditing Committee determines the winner by consulting the "Average Placement" total. The fmalist with the highest "Average Placement" total is declared the winner. This figure (Average Placement) is used ONLY to break a tie, and is not included in tabulating the AVERAGE score.

3. In the event the "Average Placement" scores result in an additional tie, there will be two (2) winners.

C. The finalist with the highest score is the winner.

1. The results of the tabulation will be returned to the Committee Chairman by a representative of the Certified Public Account or auditing firm prior to announcing the winner.

2. The winner is announced at the conclusion of the event by the Committee Chairman or designated Committee Member.

1. Each dog will be scored by each Judge individually, using the Scale of Points provided.

2. The winner will be determined on the basis of the total score of each dog.

3. In the event of a tie, it shall be broken by using the "Average Placement" score, (a scale of 1-10) marked by each Judge prior to the marking of the score sheet, as the determining factor.

The above are the simple ground rules that will be followed in the judging of this exciting event

The rationale for this system is as follows.

Whenever a Judge examines an individual dog and compares it, mentally, to the Judge's picture of the ideal, the Judge is going through the work of judging by scoring. The scoring system adds the assigning of numerical values to the main factors of judging and it demands the Judge indicate wherein he penalizes for less than ideal characteristics. The Judge's scores, part by part are recorded. The Judge will be indicating the degree of deviation in each part from the ideal. He must also score each dog before he actually judges it by using the Average Place Scale of 1 through 10. In other words, he must look at the dog as a whole and place the dog on his scale, with a score of 10 meaning that the dog is in perfect harmony with the Judge's picture of the ideal Doberman.

Scoring is much more time consuming than the comparison judging we are accustomed to in the show ring ...where Judges can handle 25 or more dogs in an hour. When scoring dogs, a Judge can do no more than about 6-10 dogs an hour. But, when scoring is complete, it provides a written critique of the dog as seen by the Judge. The total score gives some sense of the 'approximation of perfection' of the individual dog. Thus, tradition has it that the great dogs of the breed ...the landmark animals ...would have scored between 93 and 94 points. In theory, if we had numerical scores of the great Dobermans of years gone by, we could compare the scores of our present greats to them. So, in setting up the judging for the Top Twenty, we have set up a system that could provide numerical norms for future comparisons.

Scoring has another virtue. It is a strong discipline for the Judge. A fault can seem to stand out to a Judge. He can become sensitized to one difficulty or even to one virtue. And, he can overfault or overemphasize the virtue. Scoring checks this to a marked degree. It reduces the idiosyncrasies of individual Judges.

In order to facilitate accuracy and reduce the amount of time taken to judge, the original scale of points has been combined into 4 categories rather than 8; the point scale remains the same.

The event offers all that attend or see the film a chance to view the "Cream of the Crop". Using the scale of points, each dog is evaluated according to how closely it conforms to the Breed Standard. This procedure is not available at any point show and allows the spectator an opportunity to evaluate the dogs, scoring them at the same time they are being judged. The dogs are observed from a positive approach, they are NOT fault-judged. The event is educational, promoting discussion of the standard ...which encourages the exchange of ideas.