2021 MCOA National Specialty

Breeders Cup Competition

Breeders Cup Competition

The MCOA Breeders’ Cup Competition is open to MCOA members only.

In this competition each entry consists of a trio of dogs bred by the same breeder or co‐breeder. Each trio is to be judged by a three‐judge panel of experts on the breed using a point system.

RESULTS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL THE AWARDS BANQUET. 

Purpose: In the Breeder’s Cup Competition, the breeder or co‐breeder is making a statement about his/her breeding program based on a group of three dogs.
• How consistent is the trio in the areas of overall impression, head, structure, movement, presence and consistency in breed type?
• How closely does the trio adhere to the Mastiff Standard?

The Breeder’s Cup will be held before the actual judging of the Specialty classes. In this competition, each entry consists of a trio of dogs bred by the same breeder or co‐breeder. Each trio is to be judged by a three‐judge panel of experts on the breed, using a point system. Entry in the MCOA Breeder’s Cup Competition is open to MCOA members and Associate members in good standing only. * *In Good Standing – members and associate members that are not in a suspended status with AKC or MCOA

BREEDER’S CUP PROCEDURE
1. The total Breeder’s Cup entry will not be brought into the ring together.
2. In numerical order, the first three trios of mastiffs will enter the ring. (Nine dogs at a time).
3. Each judge will take a trio for the hands-on exam.
4. The scoring is based on the presentation of the trio as a whole.
5. The judges will work through the first three trios until each judge has completed the hands-on examination of each dog.
6. Each dog in the trio will be gaited and restacked. Then each trio will move to the end of the line. Judges will complete the scoring (using one score sheet for each trio) and turn in those score sheets.
7. Once the trio has been judged they are excused and do not need to return to the ring.
8. Judging will continue in this manner until all groups are judged.
9. Score sheets are then turned over to the designated Statistician for final tabulation.
10. The Statistician will provide the results in a sealed envelope and the winners announced at the Awards Banquet.
11. The Top Five award winners will be posted in the MCOA Journal National edition.
12. Copies of the individual results for all entrants will be mailed after the national specialty so all winners receive their sheets.

Breeder’s Cup Winners Breakdown is:
• 4th runner-up
• 3rd runner-up
• 2nd runner-up
• 1st runner-up
• Breeder’s Cup Winner

2019 ETHICS While the Breeder’s Cup is a non-regular event, this function will be held under the AKC Code of Sportsmanship and Code of Ethics as is any AKC sponsored event. Examples include but are not limited to: 1) Judges should advise potential exhibitors not to enter under you when their presence or the presence of their dogs might give the impression of unfair advantage. Examples include but are not limited to:
• your employer or an employee
• a relative
• a person with whom you co-own dogs
• a person with whom you co-breed dogs
• a person with whom you travel to dog shows

2) Exhibitors should not to enter under a judge when their presence or the presence of their dogs might give the impression of unfair advantage. Examples include but are not limited to:
• your employer or an employee
• a relative
• a person with whom you co-own dogs
• a person with whom you co-breed dogs
• a person with whom you travel to dog shows

3) No entry shall be made at any show under a judge of any dog which said judge or any member of his immediate household or immediate family has been known to have owned, handled in the ring more than twice, sold, held under lease or boarded within one year prior to the date of the show.