When a bitch sires a certain amount of champions, it receives a merit for the accomplishment. Dam merits are only calculated once per week and the title isn't awarded immediately after a bitch has reached it.
Dam of 20 champions. This is one of the highest honors a bitch can achieve on Showdog.com.
Dam of 10 champions.
Dam of 5 champions.
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There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.