The Region 11 Dog of the Year points have been tabulated based on the essential data forms from each stake held this past season. After a decision by the Region's leadership to allow two additional dogs, here are the top five dogs in each category...
All-Age Dog of the Year 1. Kelly's Talkin' Smak - Sean Kelly - 423 points 2.Idaho's Clean Sweep - Steve Jones/S Twer - 322 points 3. Saddle Up Nonbelievers - Sean Kelly - 294 points 4.Highground Jax Jabba - C. Kunde/ L. Steinhouer - 176 points 5. Sounding Creek Annie - Charlie Hjerpe - 156 points
Shooting Dog of the Year 1. Saddle Up Nonbelievers - Sean Kelly - 348 points 2. Kelly's Talkin' Smak - Sean Kelly - 264 points 3. I B Boston - Torben Hansen - 255 points 4. Super Express Coco - Ivaylo Gotsev/Twer - 144 points 5. Stinson's Kickapoo - Hal Meyer/Twer - 138 points
Walking Shooting Dog of the Year 1. Cache Creek Bully - Ron Shuman - 78 points 2. Super Express Nash Begone - Jim & Cami Wolthuis - 63 points 3. Super Express Belle - Bernie Daviner - 52 points 4. Outrage's Ruby Jo - Gary Rovarin0 - 50 points 5. Stimulus Package - Tom Griffin - 48 points
All-Age Derby of the Year 1. Wells Fargo Mollie - Paul Wells - 174 points 2. Paiute Pete - Gene Drake - 93 points 3. Game Changer - Tom Griffin - 34 points 4. Red Rock Freedom - Doug Steinhouer - 28 points 5. I B Miss Merika - Torben Hansen - 26 points
Shooting Dog Derby of the Year 1. Wells Fargo First Dude - Paul Wells - 120 points 2. Wells Fargo Mollie - Paul Wells - 45 points 3. Red Rock Freedom - Doug Steinhouer - 36 points 4. I B Miss Merika - Torben Hansen - 34 points 5. Horizon's Jetsetter - Terry Erickson - 30 points
Dog of the Year points calculation - Only dogs owned by region 11 club members and run in stakes hosted by Region 11 clubs were counted. Wins or dogs owned by people NOT in a Region 11 club were not included. Points for 30 minute stakes were based on 3 pnts for 1st place, 2 pnts fo r2nd place and 1 pnt for third place - multiplied by the number of starter in the stake. Points for 60 minute stakeswere based on 6 pnts for 1st place, 4 pnts for 2nd place and 2 pnts for third place - multiplied by the number of starter in the stake. Cumulative points for each dog were then totaled and the DOY placements in each category determined by the total number of points for stakes in that category.