How it works
The future of a pointscore competition was
discussed at the October 2006 General Meeting with the general
feeling being that a “conventional” pointscore was not going to
achieve what the competition was originally started for ie
to attract a good entry so the public was able
to see a large number of beagles in one place,
to enable exhibitors to regularly compete in a
larger entry and establish a “benchmark” for themselves
to encourage novice exhibitors to take part and
benefit from observing all the different beagles and learning
from the collective knowledge available through the numbers of
While it was agreed that a conventional pointscore
competition would not be successful and therefore would not be
held in 2007, a proposal for a series of Breed Feature Shows was approved.
The series of Breed Feature Shows is designed to
achieve most of the previous aims and also to enable all members –
both in the metropolitan and regional areas to take part.
Definition of a Breed Feature Show will be an All
Breeds or Group Show designated by the Club as a Feature Show
which will have special awards (see below) donated by the Club.
It will preferably be a show where there is a breed or Hound group
specialist or an International officiating as judge.
Special Awards *
(* NB: these awards will not be
presented at the Beagle Club of NSW. Ch. Shows) but winners of
these awards are still eligible to compete in the Beagle of the
Challenge Dog and Bitch - Sash
Reserve Challenge Dog and Bitch - Sash
Baby Puppy in Breed - Sash
Minor Puppy in Breed - Sash
Puppy in Breed - Sash
Nominations for Breed Feature Shows are to be
submitted by members and these will be voted on annually to
determine the designated shows in each area
(postal/email votes to be accepted).
2 Easter Beagle Club of NSW Championship Shows
2 in the Central Region (Sydney, Newcastle,
2 in the Northern Region
2 in the Southern Region
Members of the Club are eligible to compete at any
of the shows.
To compete in the Beagle of the Year and Puppy of the Year competition
all owners must be members at the
time of the win and must also be a member when the contest is held
[Easter each year].
[Amended to "all owners", Jan. 2009]
An owner [or owners] who was not a member at the time of the win
will be eligible to compete with their beagle if they become a
member within 30 days of their win.
Puppy of the Year
Winners of Baby Puppy of Breed, Minor Puppy of
Breed and Puppy of Breed from each of the Breed Feature Shows will be
invited to compete in a similar competition however dogs and
bitches will be judged together. To be eligible to compete in the
Puppy of the Year final exhibits must be under the age of 18
months [Added Feb 2010].
Winner to be named as Puppy of the Year.
Dog and Bitch of the Year
The Challenge and Reserve Challenge winners from
each of the Breed Feature Shows will be invited to
participate in a competition (all owners must be members) to be held at the Easter
Championship Show each year.
Dogs and Bitches will be judged separately by at
least two judges one of whom will be a breed specialist.
Winners to be named as Dog & Bitch of the Year
Beagle of the Year
The winners of Dog and Bitch of the Year will
compete with the winner to be named as Beagle of the Year.