Tracy Freeling, Dachshund Club of America Merit Points Tabulator, released Field Champion Merit Standings for 2012. Congratulations to Cheri Faust whose Danika placed first by earning 401 points and 21 placements.
You might ask how the merit points are calculated. If a field champion places first in a stake of 20 champions, she gets 20 points. For the 2nd place a dog in this particular stake would get 19 points, for the 3rd - 18 points and for the 4th - 17 points respectively. The number of points collected is also a function of the number of trials that the dog participates in. The more, the better. Another factor is the number of entries in a field champion stake. For example, in the Northeast field champion stakes combine both genders and tend to be large. In the Midwest field champion males and females are usually run separately so there will be twice as many dogs with placements but they will earn fewer points as stakes are smaller.The bottom line is that the dachshund has to be good and has to participate in a lot of trials.
The names in bold designate wirehaired dachshunds out of European bloodlines (it might be an oversimplifications as Buster is a shorthair out of wirehaired parents). The names in italics are descendants of our FC Asko von der Drachenburg (7 dachshunds out of top 20). There are 3 "von Moosbach-Zuzelek) wires: Auggie and Dixie owned by Sherry Ruggieri and our own Billy.
Paika with 82 points and 3 placements was 27th. BTW, I attended 3 weekends of field trials in spring and 3 weekends of field trials during the fall 2011. Billy got two Absolute wins and Paika got one. Tommy placed 3rd at the Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational trial.
When I have more time, I'll update this post with pictures. Now because of the renovation my Internet connection is rather slow and not reliable.
1 Danika FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME, 401 points, 21 placements
|FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME was bred by Larry Gohlke and is owned by Cheri Faust. She is a daughter of "Buster" FC Clown vom Talsdeich and FC Fredrika von Moosbach-Zuzelek.|
2 Carmen DC Siddachs Carmen MW 282 12
3 Zuni DC Rellih's Little Indian MW TD SE 219 11
4 Buster FC Clown vom Talsdeich 204 7
5 Darter FC Melwyn Under Wing Darter ML SE 192 7
6 Lily FC Diamant Lily von Lowenherz 174 8
7 Dieter FC TownFarm He's So Fine 163 5
8 Auggie FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek RE ME 147 10
9 Dixie FC Anja von Moosbach-Zuzelek RN SE 145 7
10 Ana Maria FC Hurricane Ana Maria v Czar SW JE 140 8
11 Duditz DC Melwyn Dreamcatcher ML RN 134 8
12 Oslo FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf 133 10
12 Trooper FC Rosie's Little Trooper 133 4
14 Guinness DC Amtekel’s Guinness ‘N Harp RA 130 5
15 Nix FC Nix vom Nordlicht JE 129 10
16 Bonnie FC BG's Jive Talkin' MS 125 6
17 Gypsy DC Short Shadows Runaround Sue CD RE TD AX OAJ NAP OJP JE 118 8
18 Billy FC Billy von Moosbach-Zuzelek 113 4
19 Rose Bud FC Westrose Guns & Roses MWD 112 9
20 Rainey DC Lockshire Rain Shadow SW JE 102 9
Points are earned for placements in the Field Champion stakes at AKC licensed or member trials. They are tabulated using the Delaney System +1 for first through fourth place, based on the number of starters. In the case of ties, dogs receive the same place award, with the next place(s) being skipped. A minimum of two placements in Field Champion stakes during the award year are required to earn an award, and / or be included in preliminary listings.