09/06/2020

Proposed Bylaw Change

The results of the balloting are as follows:

In favor of “Alternative #1” (no change) 173

In favor of “Alternative #2” 129

The motion to amend the Bylaws was not passed. Therefore, qualifying for the 2021 National Sheepdog Finals will remain as it was, as stated in Article XI of the Rules (see below). There will be no change for the 2021 season.

 

ARTICLE XI

QUALIFYING FOR THE NATIONAL FINALS – SHEEP & CATTLE

Alternative #1 (no change from prior bylaw

  • 11.1 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.  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.

  • 11.2 Nursery Dogs: Qualifying for the Sheepdog and Cattledog Nursery Finals shall be as set forth in the Association Rules.
  • 11.3 Cattledog Finals: Qualifying for the Cattledog Open Finals shall be as set forth in the Association Rules