Show Placings

Best in Show
The top dog in the entire show. This dog/bitch also had to win Best in Breed and Best in Group.

2nd, 3rd, 4th in Show
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best dogs in the entire show. These dogs/bitches also had to win Best in Breed and Best in Group.

Best in Specialty Show
Best in Show at a single breed show.

Best in Group, 2nd/3rd/4th in Group
The top dogs/bitches in one of the seven groups. To compete for this honor, a dog/bitch must first win Best in Breed.

Best in Breed
The top dog/bitch in a particular breed. The dogs that compete for Best in Breed are the dogs/bitches that have already completed their championships, the Winners Dog, and Winners Bitch.

2nd, 3rd, 4th in Breed
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best dogs in the Best in Breed competition.

Winners Dog, Winners Bitch
The top dog and top bitch in a particular breed that haven't completed their championships. These are the only dogs in each breed that receive points toward their championships.

Reserve Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Bitch
The runner-up to the Winners Dog and Winners Bitch.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in Class
Simply the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th best dogs in each class.

Last Updated: 6/6/2008 11:32:24 AM

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