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New Top Dog Rules For 2017

Top Dog 2017

From the Victorian Agility Committee
- Top Dog 2017 - New Rules Overview
- New Rules - Top Agility Dog 2017 
- New Rules - Top Jumping Dog 2017
(Jumping rules virtually same as Agility)
- Online Initial Entry Form 2017 (for everyone) 
Designed to obviate the need for everyone to send 'copies' of passes initially.
Only those who qualify for Top Dog  based on points scored will need to
send copies of passes. However we might be able to 'verify' points claimed using results produced by clubs.

Top Dog Points Calculator Optional Excel Spreadsheet for
   easier calculation of Top Dog points. Can be used as a TD points calculator
   and as the entry form when requested to send copies of pass cards.
   Can be sent via the Contact Form or printed and sent with pass card info.

- Listing of Top Dog 2017 Finalists  Congratulations to all those who qualified for Top Dog 2017. All who qualified plus those who entered but did not qualify have been advised by email. It is an historic Top Dog year with the competition moving to a 'height based competition'.

- Top Dog 2017 Running Order The main difference this year is that it is a "drawn" running order. See Notes at the foot of the page.



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Top Dog 2017 - Summary of Changes
(Terry Coles interpretation)

What is Not Changing for 2017
- Can nominate up to 15 passes (each for A & J)

- Maximum of 3 passes from interstate (each A & J)

- Passes from RTB, RTH & RTG not eligible

- Victorian residents only

- Dogs must be registered with DV.

- Top Dog A & J Finals at State Trial

Summary of
Changes for 2017

- Qualifying passes must be from Master A & J classes where all dogs run the 'same course' but with varying SCT based on the five heights (200 to 600). (If the 'course' is 'different for heights' then the pass does not count - Nationals excepted)
- No points allocated for 10th place Qualifying passes (previously 1 point)

- Dogs in each TD Final (A & J) will compete on the 'same course' with a SCT based on the rate allocated to a 200 dog.
- No 'Reserves' for TD Finals (previously up to 3 for each A & J final)

- Up to 14 Finalists to be selected for TD A & J Finals based on the highest points within each height group.

- A minimum of 5 'eligible' passes for TD points is required (not automatically guaranteed that each height shall be represented in TD Finals A&J)