When a dog sires a certain amount of champions, it receives a merit for the accomplishment. Sire merits are only calculated once per week and the title isn't awarded immediately after a dog has reached it.
Sire of 50 champions. This is one of the highest honors a dog can achieve on Showdog.com. Fewer than .3% of the sires on the site ever reach this level of production.
Sire of 25 champions.
Sire of 10 champions, fewer than 5% of sires achieve this.
Last Updated: 1/8/2008 6:38:23 PM
There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.
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