AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows

AKC RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS  Chapter 16: Championships

Section 1.

rulebookChampionship points will be recorded for Winners Dog and Winners Bitch, for each breed or variety listed in Chapter 3, Section 1, at licensed or member dog shows approved by The American Kennel Club, provided the certification of the Secretary as described in Chapter 6, Section 1, has been printed in the premium list for the show.

Championship points will be recorded according to the number of eligible dogs competing in the regular classes of each sex in each breed or variety, and according to the Schedule of Points established by the Board of Directors.

If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of both sexes that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition and that have been defeated in such competition, shall be counted in addition to the dogs that competed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.

If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of its own sex that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition and that have been defeated in competition for Best of Opposite Sex shall be counted in addition to the dogs that competed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.

The dog awarded the Best of Winners shall be credited with the number of points calculated for Winners Dog or Winners Bitch, whichever is greater.

In counting the number of eligible dogs in competition, a dog that is disqualified, or that is dismissed, excused or ordered from the ring by the judge, or from which all awards are withheld, shall not be included.

Section 2.

A dog which in its breed competition at a show shall have been placed Winners and which also shall have won its group class at the same show shall be awarded championship points figured at the highest point rating of any breed or recognized variety or height of any breed entered in the show and entitled to winners points in its group, or if it also shall have been designated Best in Show, shall be awarded championship points figured at the highest point rating of any breed or recognized variety or height of any breed entered and entitled to winners points in the show. The final points to be awarded under this Section shall not be in addition to but inclusive of any points previously awarded the dog in its breed competition or under the provisions of this Section.

Section 3.

At All Breed or Group Shows in which the winners’ classes of certain breeds are divided into recognized varieties of those breeds as specified in Section 1 of Chapter 3 of these Rules and Regulations, the procedure for computing championship points shall be the same as if each recognized variety were a separate breed.

At independently held specialty shows for breeds divided into recognized varieties, if a dog designated Winners in its variety is also awarded Best of Breed in inter-variety competition, it shall receive championship points figured at the highest point rating of any variety entered at that specialty show.

If a dog designated Winners in its variety is also awarded the Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed in inter-variety competition, it shall receive championship points figured at the highest point rating of any dog of its sex of any variety entered at that specialty show.

Such points shall not be in addition to, but inclusive of, any points previously awarded the dog in its variety competition.

Section 4.

Any dog which shall have won fifteen points shall become a Champion of Record, if six or more of said points shall have been won at two shows with a rating of three or more championship points each and under two different judges, and some one or more of the balance of said points shall have been won under some other judge or judges than the two judges referred to above. A dog becomes a champion when it is so officially recorded by The American Kennel Club and when registered in the Stud Book shall be entitled to a championship certificate.
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