Annual Awards Eligibility & Procedures

Rules Adopted by the WTCA Board for Annual Awards

  • To be eligible all owners of the individual dogs must be members in good standing of the WTCA throughout the entire award year – July 1 to June 30. (October 1992) (February 2007)
  • The award year covers shows/trials held between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. (June 2011) The award year for NOHS covers the conformation shows offering NOHS between the first week of October and the first week of October the following year (exact dates determined annually by AKC).
  • Points for the winner will conform with the number one placement by AKC in the year preceding the WTCA Annual Awards. (September 2015)
  • In awarding points for BOS award, both sexes will now be counted. Stud dog and brood bitch awards will be awarded to the owners and not the breeders as previously done. (October 1988)
  • In cases of ties in the annual awards, the recipient of the award will be determined by a random drawing held at the annual dinner. (August 2000) (June 2011)
  • The Awards Committee Chair shall provide the names of the winners in each category to be announced at the Annual Dinner and for publication in the November Wag and the Annual Yearbook. (October 2020)