We have updated the traditional rankings to real time status. We do use a mathematical model to calculate points for those shows for which we do not have exact counts. However, our model had a margin of error of less than one percent in 2008. So if you want to be 100 percent sure your favorite dog is in the top ten, you can wait a month for those other guys to do their rankings. If 99 percent accuracy is good enough for you, stay with us.
We say a fond farewell, to the Pointer, CH Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry, who hung in the top ten for two months after her retirement. There are two major changes to the rankings. We now have three Toy Dogs in the top ten. While the Brussel Griffon, CH Cilleine Masquerade, also now retired, is likely to drop out of the top ten soon, there are two more Toy dogs in the top 15 waiting for a top ten berth.
We also now have three working dogs in the top ten. Although the number two dog, the Giant Schnauzer, CH Galilee's Pure Of Spirit, is doing limited showing, she has amassed so many points already that she is likely to remain in the top ten for a while. It is a fact, however, that Doberman and Boxer BIS hopefuls all have to get out of their respective breeds first before they can think about top ten rankings. Look for the Tibetan Mastiff, CH Drakyi Gold Standard, to take advantage of that as he continues to move up in the top twenty five.