Most Versatile Keeshond

The Most Versatile Keeshond will be determined for Keeshonden that enter and compete in at least 2 of 4 the 2019 National events: Conformation, Obedience, Rally and Agility. Points are awarded for participation and placement or score in each event at both the Regional Specialty and the National Specialty.  There is no fee for the competition, but registration is required.  

Point values will be assigned to entrants in competition as follows:

Conformation:

1 pt – Participation

2 pt – Made the cut in the BOB ring

3 pt – Class placement

4 pt – RW, W, BOB, BOS, AOM, and Select

Obedience:

1 pt – Participation

2 pt – Qualifying Novice score

3 pt – Qualifying Open score

4 pt – Qualifying Utility score

Rally:

1 pt – Participation

2 pt – Qualifying Novice score

3 pt – Qualifying Advanced/Intermediate score

4 pt – Qualifying Excellent/Master score

Agility:

1 pt – Participation

2 pt – Qualifying Novice score

3 pt – Qualifying Open score

4 pt – Qualifying Excellent/Master score

Bonus: 1 pt if a dog competes in all FOUR venues

Dogs receiving qualifying scores in performance events will be awarded 2, 3 or 4 point as appropriate for their class, but do not received the participation point as well.  The participation point in performance events is awarded only if the dog competes but does not qualify in the event.  Dogs competing in multiple classes at the same venue will be credited with the highest placement received in any one class.  Since there is only one agility event, points will be awarded for both Standard and JWW classes.  The maximum point value in each venue is 4 points so a dog competing in all events at both Specialties could earn 33.

Dogs that make a cut or earn placements and awards in breed competition will be awarded 2, 3 or 4 points as applicable to the award, but do not received the participation point as well.  Dogs who make multiple cuts will receive the same two points as dogs that make one cut.  Dogs excused from the breed ring shall still be awarded a point for participation.

Preferred agility classes are scored equally to the corresponding regular agility class.  Non-regular obedience classes are scored as the corresponding regular class with similar or next lower difficulty level.  For example, Veterans obedience qualifying score is worth 2 points because the Novice exercises are used.  Beginner Novice qualifying score is worth only the 1 point for participation because exercises are less difficult than Novice.  Graduate Novice qualifying score is worth 2 points because it is similar to Novice and less difficult than Open.

Partial points will not be awarded.  In the event of a tie, event scores shall be used to break the tie.  The dog with the highest total score will receive the award.  The official catalog markings taken from the judges’ books for each event shall be used to determine eligibility, participation, placements and official scores.