Top Five Rules
2018 TOP FIVE  
 Awards Guidelines
 All AKC Titles 
Guidelines (As of January 1, 2018) This is brief summation of the guidelines. More information can be found here           
Year End Awards for Top Five AKC Performance Sports & Conformation: 
Title/point system will be used for the Top Five for year-end calculations for each sport and conformation.  There is simply have a Top Five; and not a race for points - just a huge brag for being a Top Five dog! These awards and levels can change during the year as determined necessary by the MAMASC board. All dogs (excluding Juniors and Conformation) MUST be handled by their MAMASC owners! 

Sport and Conformation Calculation Basic Guide:
Agility: Titles for Standard and JWW runs will be used. There are 6 levels in both Standard and JWW classes:  ACT 1 & 2Novice, Open,  Preferred, Excellent/Master and Premier. There will be an award given to each team who earns a spot in the top five. 
Herding: There are 2 levels for herding. - Tested (highest earned certificate or title) and Herding Trialed.
Obedience: There are 3 levels for Obedience: Novice, Open and Utility.  Awarded for titles earned.
Rally: There are 5 levels for Rally: Novice A&B, Intermediate A&B, Advanced A&B, Excellent A&B, Masters/RAE/RACH. Awarded for titles earned.
Barn Hunt/Tracking: There is 1 level for Barn Hunt/ and 1 for Tracking, which will be determined by highest title.
Flyball: There is 1 level for Flyball which will be determined by highest title.
Diving Dogs: There are 3 levels; Novice, Advanced and Excellent for Diving Dogs and will be determined by highest title then number of jumps.
Junior/Pee Wee: This is an award for Top Five Junior exhibitors ONLY. All Juniors (9-18) and PeeWee participants (5-9) who are members of MAMASC will receive recognition determined by their participation in AKC events. Juniors MUST be active in dog activities and handle at least 1 Miniature American Shepherd during the year.
Conformation: There are 5 levels in Conformation: Beginner Puppy working toward CM, Non CH working toward AKC CH, Champion level with less that 52 shows per year and Champion level with more than 52 shows per year and Owner Handler.
Coursing Ability: There are 2 levels for Coursing Ability (which will be determined by highest title then runs) and FAST CAT (which will be determined by highest title then highest number of points.
Puppy Antics: All puppies from 4-9 months are welcome to enter this category. Will be awarded based on the number of awards earned!
Therapy &Service Dog/CGC/FDCThere are 3 levels: CGC/CGCA/CGCU (All dogs are recognized), Therapy &Service Dog (All dogs are recognized) and Farm Dog (All dogs recognized).  (Farm Dogs separated out in 2017 to its own Sport)
Trick Dog (Based on the highest titles.)
Scent Work: There is 1 level in Scent Work which will be determined by highest title.  
See 2018 Guidelines for more information.
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