The purpose of the Top Twenty event is to showcase the top Scottish Terrier winners determined by “Breed, Group, NOH, and Lloyd Points” earned the previous year. To that end, this procedure is written to exhibit each dog, individually for evaluation. These dogs are deserving of their exclusive recognition.
The dogs are selected by the top 20 standings for Lloyd Award, Best of Breed, National Owners Handlers Series, and Overall points for the previous year. The top 20 does not require that the dog be owned by a member of the STCA. In addition, the top 10 overall champions in Canada are eligible. Obviously some dogs will qualify in multiple categories.
One half hour prior to the start of the judging, a Top Twenty Competition Committee person(s)will convene a required handler’s meeting and distribute arm bands to all participants. Arm band numbers shall match the catalog page number of the entered dog’s photo. Catalog ad placement and therefore arm band numbers will be assigned based on the order in which the entries are received by the Chairperson(s) with all the males being judged first followed by all the bitches. This information along with the order of judging will be provided, in advance, to the owner(s) and, if possible, the handler of each dog. A chart listing this information will be posted in the handler’s area and ringside prior to the start of judging. It is imperative that the ringside chart be removed prior to the judges entering the room.