Note: All files are in
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Data Compiled by Barry Truax (enquiries at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can access these results for your breed in the following ways:
1) Annual Top Dog standings (complete).
2) Ranked Group Level Judging statistics for all dogs in the Breed who
have won points with at least one BB win, including the % of group
appearances that have resulted in a placement. The dogs are ranked
according to total number of points won. This represents a multi-year
career total for each dog for the years covered. The list is ranked so
that one can easily identify the biggest breed winners. This
information can be followed up with option 5 below to see which judges
3) Ranked Group Level Judging statistics where for each judge that has
judged the breed 20 or more times, a ranked statistical summary of
their Group and BIS placements is given, based on a % figure for their
Group placements of the breed. The total number of points awarded to
the breed is also given. This information can be followed up with
option 6 below to see which dogs were involved. The list is ranked so
that one can easily see which judges have awarded the most (and least)
group placements to the breed.
4) Complete Group Level Judging Statistics for all judges; this can be
consulted for judges that don't appear in option 3.
5) Group Level Judging where for each BB dog, all of the judges that
have judged it at Group level are listed, along with their placements.
6) Group Level Judging where for each judge, all of the dogs they have
judged at Group level are listed, along with their placements.
7) Best in Show Level Judging where each dog that has been judged at
that level, all of the BIS judges are listed, along with their
8) Best in Show Level Judging where for each judge, all of the dogs
they have judged at that level are listed, along with their placements.
9) Single year record holders listing for each group and breed
(complete from the beginning of the Top Dog system in 1963), updated
annually, and only available here!
Note: The Top Show Dog Point System was established in 1963 by
Elizabeth Dunn, publisher of Dogs in
Canada. It ranks dogs who have won at least one Best of Breed
and above, up to Best in Show) based on the number of dogs defeated at
each show. That is, there is no data for class dogs or puppies. In the
early years, various people compiled the data manually, including Joan
Morden who did this job for many years. At that point, only the total
number of points for the top 3 in each breed was reported, along with
top 10 per group and all-breeds. The Top Dog tabulations above for
1983-87 are what was printed in Dogs
in Canada (without corrections). In 1988 Barry Truax
computerized the data tabulation by creating his own software. His
reports expanded the records to what is seen here, including breed and
group statistics and details about each dog's wins, a task which he
continued until 2007, entering and compiling over 875,000 Best of Breed
wins with the assistance of his partner Guenther Krueger. The final
result of this work is this database that incorporates his complete
results, including multi-year 'career' and judging statistics
Since then the CKC has tabulated the official results, and canuckdogs.com has published
unofficial (but very accurate) results throughout the show year,
usually updating their site the same day as the show! Their website
makes it easy to document each dog's career, and the details of their
standings since 2009. The intermediate year (2008) between these two
databases is partly covered here with the top dog and top group and
breed winners, based on the CKC data. Unfortunately I have been able to
update the multi-year statistics for each breed from 1988-2007 only for
Terriers, but even the all-breed results over these years show an
impressive legacy of Top Dogs, particularly given that the size of
Canadian shows was up to two-thirds higher that those of today (peaking
in 1995, see the survey above).