The Nan Gordon Memorial Trophy

donated by Katherine Gordon

Awarded to the dog who during the National Specialty –

  1. Obtains a pass in a WC/WCI/WCX or JH/SH/MH and
  2. Obtains a qualifying score in an official Obedience class and
  3. Obtains a placement in the Specialty show.
  • Puppies are not eligible
  • Dog does not have to be owner handled
  • Open to all dogs from any country

Points will be awarded for the following achievements, with the highest score winning the trophy.


  • Best of Breed 50 points
  • Best of Opposite Sex 40 points
  • Judge’s Award of Merit 35 points
  • Best of Winners 30 points
  • Winners 25 points
  • Reserve Winners 20 points
  • First 10 points
  • Second 5 points
  • Third 3 points
  • Fourth 2 points


  • WC 25 points
  • WCI 30 points
  • WCX 40 points
  • Junior Hunter 30 points
  • Senior Hunter 40 points
  • Master Hunter 50 points


  • Count the score

Ties will be broken in the following order –

  1. Highest obedience score
  2. Number of dogs defeated in the show
  3. By the show judge

Please click here to download the article ‘THE NAN GORDON MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNERS’, compiled and written by Mary Shillabeer