Judging is comprised of two different segments.
1. Hands On - This segment is where our esteemed panel of judges are given the opportunity to exam each entry hands on and really feel the structure of the dog and observe delicate features that make our breed distinct. This is closed to spectators.
2. Movement - This segment of judging is where the dogs are observed "on the go". The judges determine the movement pattern and each entrant is given the opportunity to really show case their running gear in a festive atmosphere set to a hand picked musical selection. This segment is open to all spectators.
After both segments are completed, all scores are tallied with a Top 20 winner and Reserve Top 20 winner announced.
In addition to these top two awards, there is also a People's Choice Award.
The People's Choice Award is voted on by the audience as their favorite entry. There is one ballot in each event catalog which is complimentary to the invitee or can be purchased by all in attendance.