Standards of Points

Unlike other, less realistic, simulations, ShowDog.com is set up to have different standards for each breed. Your dog is being judged not only according to its stats, but also according to how closely it matches the breed standard. The scale of points gives a certain number of points to each trait based on what is considered important in that breed. How this works in judging is that a dog gets more credit for a perfect 10 in a trait that is considered important, and less credit for a perfect 10 in a trait that is considered less important. This also means that dogs with bad numbers can still sometimes do well in shows if the bad number is for a trait that is less important. You can view the scale of points for your breed by clicking on the name of the breed on the Difficulty List.

There are two formats the breed scale of points may follow on Showdog.com...

20 - 1
15 - 1
10 - 3
5 - 3

or

15 - 2
10 - 4
5 - 2

Note: higher values are more important.

Last Updated: 6/15/2011 8:38:46 AM



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There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.
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Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing