N.K.C. Point System Specialty Shows
(Only One Breed Represented)

When only one dog is entered in any classification, the dog must score 80 points or better on a conformation breakdown before any championship points are awarded, judges' decision is final. No appeal. *See Chart Below*

To receive championship points each dog must be registered with N.K.C. The show must be licensed by N.K.C and judged by an N.K.C. licensed show judge.All shows will have day of show registration to accommodate all dogs.
Conformation Points Awarded By N.K.C.
First Place 15 Points
Second Place 10 Points
Third Place 5 Points
Best of Sex "Best Male and Best Female" Puppy and Adult 10 Points
Best of Show Overall 10 Points
Best Puppy of Show 10 Points
Reserve Best Male or Female 5 Points
Total Points that may be earned in one show 35 points

N.K.C. Licensed Conformation Classes
Puppy Classes 6 to 9 Month Junior Puppy
9 to 12 Month Senior Puppy
Junior Classes 1 Year of Age to Under 2 Years of Age
Senior Classes 2 Years of Age to Under 4 years of Age
Veteran Classes Over 4 Years of Age
Best of Breed Class* No Points Given: Award Only*
* Ages apply to age of dog on the day of the show.

Conformation Points Break Down for Judging
Body Overall
Shoulders 10 Points Temperament 10 Points

Chest 10 Points Proportion 5 Points
Hindquarters 10 Points Movement 5 Points

Legs 5 Points Subtotal 20 Points
Neck 5 Points Head
Back 5 Points Size and Shape 10 Points
Feet 5 Points Muzzle 5 Points
Tail and Coat 5 Points Bite/Teeth 5 Points

Subtotal 60 Points Subtotal 20 Points

Total 100 Points

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
But have everlasting life"
. John: 3:16

N.K.C. 2002


The following outlines the licensed classes to be held at N.K.C. Licensed
events.

Note: males are judged before females.
Age is determined as of the date of the show.
* Puppy Class is for all males/females 6 months of age and under 1
year of age.
* Junior Class is for all males/females 1 year of age and under 2
years of age.
* Senior Class is for all males females 2 years of age and under 4
years of age.
* Veteran Class is for all males/females 4 years of age and older.
* *Best Male for breeds without varieties is composed of the first
place winners of the Junior, Senior, Veteran Male classes.
* Reserve Best Male for breeds without varieties is determined by
selecting a second place dog from the remaining Best Male Class After Best
Male has been selected. One dog is chosen from the remaining dogs and is
awarded Reserve Best Male.
* *Best Female for breeds without varieties is composed of the first
place winners of the Junior, Senior, Veteran Female
* Reserve Best Female for breeds without varieties is determined by
selecting a second place dog from the remaining Best Female Class After Best
Female has been selected. One dog is chosen from the remaining dogs and is
awarded Reserve Best Female.
* The Best male and Best female go against each other for Best In
Show.
* Champion of Champions Class is open only to those dogs that have
earned their Champion title. Male and female Champions compete against each
other.
* In order for wins to be credited towards the Grand Champion title,
there must be competition. Competition is defined as two or more dogs
entered and shown in the Champion of Champions class. If less than two dogs
are entered, the class will be held and a winner will be designated by the
Judge, but the win will not be credited toward the Grand Champion title.
* Grand Champion Class is open to those dogs that have earned their
N.K.C. Grand Champion title. Male and female Grand Champions compete against
each other. Competition is defined as two or more dogs entered and shown in
the Grand Champion of Champions class. If less than two dogs are entered,
the class will be held and a winner will be designated by the Judge, but the
win will not be credited toward the Supreme Grand Champion title.
* Best of Breed is composed of the winner of the Supreme Grand
Champion class, Grand Champion class, Champion of Champions class and the
Best Male and Best Female. This is a licensed class and is to be offered for
all breeds hosted at any N.K.C. Licensed Conformation Activity; however, no
points are awarded. Once the Best of Breed is chosen, the Judge is
encouraged to give a short critique of the dogs, with an explanation of
their decision.
Fun Classes
If Fun classes are held, they must run according to the published
guidelines. The decision to hold Fun classes is entirely up to the host
club; Fun classes must not interfere with any of the licensed portion of a
N.K.C Licensed Event. Fun classes must start at the listed time. If it is
anticipated that the Fun activities cannot be finished before the licensed
classes are scheduled to begin, they should be scheduled to be held at the
conclusion of the licensed classes for that breed or in a separate ring. The
host club may wish to use an additional Judge for the Fun classes and
apprentice Judge may also officiate Fun Classes in order to gain experience.

N.K.C championship points are not awarded for the Fun classes, but the
winners are to be indicated on the official Event Report Forms and will be
published. Event Report forms are available for Conformation Fun classes and
are to be sent to N.K.C with the designated fee of $1.00 per entry, All dogs
entered in any of the Fun classes must be N.K.C registered or may be
registered day of show .

Fun CLASSES AND GUIDELINES.
The following are provided as guidelines for any club wishing to hold Fun
activities in addition to the licensed classes.
Puppy Classes
- 3 to 6 month Male Puppy. To include male puppies, of the same breed, three
months of age up to, but not including, six months of age as of the date of
the show.
- 3 to 6 month Female Puppy. To include female puppies, of the same breed,
three months of age up to, but not including, six months of age as of the
date of the show.
N.K.C strongly recommends that no puppies less than three months of age be
present at a show, where they may be exposed to communicable diseases.
Parade of Titleholders
It is recommended that this special class be held only at large,
single-breed specialties, especially the national shows. Dogs entered are
"spotlighted" with a write-up for each one, listing their accomplishments
and contributions to the breed, to be read by a commentator while the
individual dog is in the ring. The host club may want to present a rosette
to each participant.


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