Schedule of Points

The schedule of points for each breed lists how many dogs of each sex a dog must beat in a show in order to receive different amounts of points. Each sex of each breed has a unique schedule of points that is updated monthly based on show entries; you can find the schedules of points on the breed pages. To determine how many points you get for finishing in a position that earns points, use the schedule of points based on how many dogs were entered in the class. For example, the schedule of points below is for German Shepherd Dogs during July of 2003.

Schedule of Points - Takes Effect July 1st

Sex 1 2 3 4 5
Dogs 3 10 18 23 34
Bitches 4 12 20 27 38

If a dog is in a class of 24 dogs (including himself) and goes Winnners Dog, he would earn 4 points. However, if a bitch were in that same size class, she would earn only 3 points.

Other ways to get more points...

  • Best of Winners receives the highest amount of points between the Winners Dog and Winners Bitch.
  • Best in Breed gets credit for competing with all dogs in the breed.
  • Best in Group gets credit for competing with all dogs in the group.
  • Best in Show gets credit for competing with all dogs in the show.

For example, if a dog gets two points for winning Best of Winners and then goes on to win Best in Group (56 dogs entered in the group), it would receive the amount of points it would have gotten for competing with 56 dogs. Typically, if a dog goes Best in Group it will receive the full five points.

Yes, this is complicated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the point schedules calculated?

The schedule of points for each breed are based on the average amount of entries for each breed/sex in shows during the previous month.

This isn't fair for my breed. Why do I have to beat more dogs than this other breed to get the same amount of points?

It's just common sense that certain breeds are much more competitive than others. If you want to produce a bunch of champions, we recommend trying out a less competitive breed. If you're looking to accomplish something difficult, you can try to more difficult breeds.

I beat 3 dogs in my class and didn't get any points. Why is that?

You have to finish AT LEAST Winners Dog/Bitch to get points.

I got 2nd in Breed and I didn't get any extra points.  Why is that?

You do not get points for accomplishments above Winners Dog/Bitch/Best of Winners unless you win the breed.

Last Updated: 3/3/2009 3:46:46 PM



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