A National Specialty show for each breed is held once a month. Any show age dog may be entered and the entry fee is $0. Dogs over 120 days of age may be entered and compete in the Veterans class.
Only Best in Specialty Show earns a payout and it is based on the number of entries for the breed in the past 30 days. However any placement at a National Specialty show will contribute to your prestige.
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The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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.