Congratulations to our 2008 Gold Cup Champion: Apollo!
We give beautiful Bronze, Silver, and Gold Rosettes to top three Gold Cup representatives at each show. Each spot in the top 3 earns points towards our yearly Gold Cup Champion award. Each year's winner is featured on our website and in every catalog for the next year.
What is Gold Cup?
Our Gold Cup series is how we reward our exhibitors (and dogs) that continue to enter our shows. Entry into Gold Cup is automatic for those who qualify.
How do you qualify?
First of all, Gold Cup is based on the results for show #3 only, and takes place just before Best In Show for show #3. There are two things a dog needs in order to qualify:
- 1 -- The dog must be entered in the Ehren Champion* class or higher for Show #3.
- 2 -- The dog must receive a V-1 rating for Show #3.
* To be in the Ehren Champion class, the dog must have earned and applied for 3 titles (the International Title, the National Title, and the Ehren Champion title). That's a total of 9 points (orange cards) earned before you enter Show #3. For more information on titles and classes, check out our Classes page.
What do I receive for winning Gold Cup at a show?
Each of the top three Gold Cup competitors (chosen by a two three judge panel during Best in Show for show #3) receives a beautiful Bronze, Silver, or Gold rosette. Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements are awarded points. These points are accumulated throughout the year. At the end of each year the dog with the most points is named out yearly Gold Cup Champion, second place is the Gold Cup Reserve CHampion, and third place is the Gold Cup Runner-Up. Each of those three dogs is featured on our website with it's own web page and has a featured page in every catalog at every show location in the following year. Last year's 2008 Gold Cup Champion was Apollo, owned by Roman & Eva Kokotek. Here is their page. Each year's competition has included more dogs than the previous year's and been more closely contended. We enjoy the friendly competition and relish the opportunity to show off our highly titled dogs in their own special competition. Thank you to all our Gold Cup competitors!