We have the counts in from the weekend and we have our first traditional top ten list for you on the left side bar. This list is based on the more generally accepted scoring method of number of dogs defeated. As you can see the first three placings are the same on both lists.
However, we depart from the traditional scoring methods on the fourth position. Our list, puts the Pointer, CH CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry in the number four spot by virtue of her two back to back BIS in Pendleton SC this weekend. However, the traditional list has the English Setter, CH Chebaco Blame It On Trabeiz, in as number four on the strength of one BIS and one Group One at the larger St. Paul MN shows. The sixth spot on both lists goes to the Lakeland Terrier, CH Hi-Kel Terrydale Soldier of Fortune based on a Group One and BIS at the 1500 plus dog events in St, Paul.
At the number seven position is where we really distinguish ourselves. We have the Smooth Fox Terrier in at number seven based on a BIS, two Group One wins, and a Group Two at the Deland FL shows. By contrast, the traditional list number seven dog, the Samoyed, CH White Eagle's Celestial Sky finished the weekend with one BIS, one Group Two, and one Group Four. We have the Puli, CH Cordmaker Field Of Dreams, in at number eight with a BIS, and three group placements in Florida, while the traditional number eight goes to the Bouvier des Flandres, CH Quiche's Demetrius, for a BIS and two group wins at the slightly larger Ohio shows. However, the traditional list has their positions reversed.
The traditional number ten, the Alaskan Malamute, CH Nanuke's Still The One, comes into the top ten based on a single BIS win on Sunday, although she failed to place in the Group on Friday and was defeated in the breed on Saturday. Our list has the Sammie at number ten, three spots lower than the traditional list.
While we expect our top dogs to make both lists, we suspect that we will see more variation on the lists in future weeks. And you can only see it here.