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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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.
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.