GUN DOG SWEEPSTAKES AND VETERAN GUN DOG SWEEPSTAKES
Calling all bird dogs! This event is designed to highlight and honor those Spinoni that fulfill their breed purpose as “hard working gun dogs” while remaining true to the structure and breed type of the Spinone. There will be a Gun Dog Sweepstakes for Spinoni under 7 years of age on the day of the sweepstakes; and a Veteran Gun Dog Sweepstakes for Spinone who are age 7 years or older on the day of the sweepstakes. To participate, dogs must have earned an AKC JH, SH or MH title, or a NAVHDA qualifying prize score in NA, UPT, UT, or a VC title.
Dogs may only be entered in one class and must be entered in the highest-level class for which they are eligible. Dogs with both NAVHDA and AKC titles should be entered in the class that the owner believes to correspond with the most advanced title.
Class divisions shall be the same for Dogs and Bitches; and for Gun Dogs and Veteran Gun Dogs:
- Junior Hunter For dogs/bitches that have earned the AKC Junior Hunter title
- Senior Hunter For dogs/bitches that have earned the AKC Senior Hunter title
- Master Hunter For dogs/bitches that have earned the AKC Master Hunter title
- NAVHDA NA For dogs/bitches that have earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize
- NAVHDA UPT For dogs/bitches that have earned a NAVHDA Utility Preparatory Prize
- NAVHDA UT For dogs/bitches that have earned a NAVHDA Utility Prize
- NAVHDA VC For dogs/bitches that have earned the NAVHDA Versatile Champion title
Following completion of the individual class judging, all of the first-place class winners in the Gun Dog Sweepstakes shall be brought back into the ring for the awarding of Best in Gun Dog Sweepstakes and Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Gun Dog Sweepstakes. The same judging process will then be done for the Veteran Gun Dog Sweepstakes. The Best in Gun Dog Sweepstakes and the Best in Veteran Gun Dog Sweepstakes winners will then be brought back into the ring and will compete for Best Overall Gun Dog in Sweepstakes.