09/06/2020

Ballot for Proposed Bylaw Change Concerning Qualifying for the Open National Sheepdog Finals

You may vote using the form below, or download a PDF copy of the proposed amendment and ballot here and send that by mail to the Secretary at the address listed on the form.

Proposed Amendment

 

Article 11.1 will be amended to read:

  • Open Dogs: The top placing 20% of all dogs competing in a sanctioned trial run on sheep/goats will acquire points based on the total number of dogs running in each trial. Dogs may accumulate points from their top five point placing trials in the qualifying year. After the cut off date, anyone may send their entry for the National Finals to the HA Secretary, who will accept the top 150 point earning dogs who enter. In the event of a tie, all dogs tied at the 150-dog level will be accepted.  

    For the 2021 Finals only, the top placing 20% of all dogs competing in a sanctioned trial run on sheep/goats will acquire points based on the total number of dogs running in each trial. Dogs may accumulate points from their top five point placing trials in the 2021 qualifying year and the 2020 qualifying year, of which no more than two (2) of their top five point placing trials may be from the 2020 qualifying year.  The Finals entry form shall provide for an opening date for entries and anyone may send their entry for the National Finals to the HA Secretary, who will accept the top 150 point earning dogs who enter. In the event of a tie, all dogs tied at the 150-dog level will be accepted. No more than two dogs per handler may be entered.

    No more than two dogs per handler may be entered. Points will be based on the following chart:

# of Entries

20 %

# of Dogs

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th  . . .

10

2.0

2 dogs

2.0

1.0

 

 

 

 

15

3.0

3 dogs

3.0

2.0

1.0

 

 

 

28

5.6

6 dogs

5.6

4.6

3.6

2.6

1.6

.6

 

*This chart is based on the following formula: (.2 times A) – (B) where A is the number of dogs in the trial and B is the number of dogs placing higher than the placing in question.