CCRCA Best Bred-By Exhibitor Trophy Rules

  1. Nature of the Award
    1. A rotating trophy, the CCRCA Best Bred-By Exhibitor Trophy shall be awarded to the Curly-Coated Retriever who wins Best Bred-By Exhibitor at the CCRCA National Specialty.
    2. The trophy was sponsored and commissioned by Kari Swarztrauber in memory of Madge, Tephra Amulet of Summerwind. “She was the first CCR I bred under the Tephra name. At her first National Specialty, she won the Bred by Exhibitor class. She was best known for her perpetually thick curly-coat that never lapsed even after the birth of a large litter, as well as for her elegant head and great substance. She was the finest brood bitch and she had a total of 36 healthy pups in three litters. So impressive was her health and vitality that I thought she would live forever, but she died suddenly at the age of five from GDV or bloat”.
      - Kari Swarztrauber

  2. Ownership
    1. The trophy is owned by the CCRCA.
    2. The trophy must be returned in good condition, to the Rotating Trophy chair when asked, well before the next year’s CCRCA National Specialty.
    3. Only CCRCA Members are allowed to take possession of the trophy.
    4. All costs for shipping and engraving are the responsibility of the CCRCA.

  3. Specifications
    1. Any Curly-Coated Retriever is eligible to win this trophy.
    2. The Winning Curly-Coated Retrievers official AKC registered name with AKC and CCRCA titles will be engraved on the trophy, along with year won.
    3. The trophy will be awarded at the National Specialty.
    4. Engraving will be done either before delivery that year, or when returned.

  4. A Keeper Plaque will be awarded to CCRCA members only
    1. If a Keeper plaque is wanted by a non member the costs are that of the winner.
    2. Any additional plaques are also at the expense of the winner and need to be requested at the time that engraving specifications are determined.
    3. The Keeper Plaque will be engraved with the following text: CCRCA Best BredBy Exhibitor Trophy, Year Won, Dogs official AKC name with any titles and honorifics as specified by the owner.