Top 20 - Conformation

Our Current Top 20 Winner:
GCH Phillmar Ms. Marvel

July 2017 - June 2018 AKC Reports

For shows from May 1, 2017 through Aug 2, 2017

Last modified Aug 28, 2017

 NAMEOWNER(S)SEXBOBsPOINTS
1GCHP FIDELIS RIPCORDC. Austin, C., Mitchell, E. GouldD36970
2GCHB PHILLMAR LOIS LANEJ. & R. Keith, C. GreenB40659
3GCH LEGENDALE LADY LUK V GOLDGROVEK. Katou, L. FergusonB28536
4GCHG RAKLYNS FIELD OF DREAMS ALISATONN. Bosley, M. Michael, D. Hayward, C. ShimpenoB33458
5GCHB DENMAR'S EASY-BREEZY COVERGIRLM. & K. Moriarty, M. & D. NeupaverB23457
6GCHB VONDURA'S NORTH BY NORTHWESTL. McCammackD11237
7GCHS FOXFIRE'S ALLTIMATE WANNA BET. & K. MacKenzieD8191
8GCHP RIO'S LUCA BRASI MONSTER, RN CA CGCM. MichaelD15177
9GCH 'RENA'SSANCE SIRIUS RISINGB. & W. Rossmiller, B. & S. RusselD10154
10GCH LOOKOUT TAWEE V RADIANT, CGCD. TennisonB7154
11GCH RENDITIONS CASINO ROYALEE. LuckowD5143
12CH PROTOCOL'S EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGICJ. & K. MullinsB4130
13GCH FOXHALL'S LOVE AT FIRST SIGHTL. EggersB6128
14GCH TRADITIONS JAVIER ESPOSITO, BN RN DS CGCS. & R. BrunoD7127
15GCH SUPERNOVA SHAMELESSR. LongfieldB7126
16GCHB CRYSTAL RUN'S SWEET DREAMSL. & L. RamseyB9120
17GCH ADAMAS FULL RESOLUTION, CAA, BCAT, RATCH, DJB. & K. Simmons, E. BarrettB3112
18GCHS VISION BRING THE ACTION V VELOC. & R. Tartar, A. McDonaldD6107
19GCHB WYNDEMS VICTORY IS MAGIC V HIDDEN ACRESM. Leahy, J. RootD599
20GCH KETTLE COVE N ASHTRICK ST. ELMO'S FIRED. Wedderman, C. Hanisak, S. DuvalD1096

2017 FINAL

July 2016 - June 2017 AKC Reports

For shows from May 1, 2016 through Apr 30, 2017

Last modified May 19, 2017

 NAMEOWNER(S)SEXBOBsPOINTS
1GCHP Fidelis RipcordC. Mitchell, E. Gould, C. AustinM1354253
2GCHP Excelsia's This Side of ParadiseN. & M. Barksdale, L. & D. GauF941910
3GCHP Rio's Luca Brasi Monster, RN, CA, CGCM. Rheingans MichaelM941701
4GCHG Raklyns Field of Dreams AlisatonN. Bosley, M. Michael, D. Hayward, G. DeMilta, C. ShimpenoF1011677
5GCHS Willowcreek Midnight In ParisR. & J. KusumotoF751295
6GCHG Holly Woods Lucky CharmD. Tracy, D. McGarvey, M. ThomasF491087
7GCHB Phillmar Ms Marvel**B. Kennedy, C. GreenF47981
8GCHS Cambria's Girl With A CurlA. St. Clair, A. Wulbrecht, A. WhiteF40763
9GCHS Vision Bring The Action v. VeloC. & R. Tartar, A. McDonaldM19501
10GCHS Van Orman's Don't Stop Me Now, CAAN. Troyer, A., S. & C. ClaggettM21374
10GCHB Velo's Paloma Picasso v. VisionJ. Lustig, A. McDonaldF16374
12GCHB Vondura's North By NorthwestL. & V. McCammackM17327
13GCHS Blumont's Moonlight N' Mysteries v. NotoriJ. HaugeM16313
14GCHG Kandu's Ants in Her PantsM. KleinF16308
15GCHB Kaandas One And OnlyK. BishopM18275
16GCHG Kamterra's Bel CantoB. Malaski, J. ThorykF14261
17GCHP Alpha's Magic Man, CGCS. & J. Teague, C. FerrieraM11255
18GCHB Jaspar's Hunter's MoonJ. Singh Pawar, HV HemanthM16241
19GCH Traditions Javier Esposito, BN RN DS CGCS. & R. BrunoM10227
19GCHG Sherwood's Saratoga SensationC. & G. JordanM20227
21GCHS Excelsia's He Thinks He's WonderfulS. Loshin-TsantiosisM18218

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.