The English Setter Association of America Top 20 Event will have two awards, the Top 20 Winner and the People’s Choice Award.
Top 20 Winner – this dog is chosen by achieving the highest score amongst the three judge panel. The judges will use the scoring system as provided in The Complete English Setter by Tuck. Each judge will evaluate the dogs in two segments, the hands on examination and the movement segment. During each section the dogs will be evaluated strictly based upon the AKC breed standard while assigning points from the Tuck score sheet. After both portions have been completed the score sheets will be tallied and the dog with the highest score will be the Top 20 winner. In the event of identical total scores, the dogs pertaining to the tie-breaker will be brought back into the ring and rescored by our three judges. The re-judging will include all hands on categories and the complete movement segment.
People’s Choice Award – this dog is chosen by the spectators. Inside each commemorative catalog is a People’s Choice Award ballot for the audience to choose who they believe to be the best English setter in attendance. At the conclusion of judging these ballots will be collected and tallied. The dog receiving the highest number of votes will be the People’s Choice Award winner.