Breed rankings are calculated on how many other dogs of the same breed your kennel has beaten in the past month. Breed rankings are separate from "Kennel Prestige Rankings".
Group and show wins to do not count towards breed rankings.
Sometimes a kennel may only have one dog of your breed showing, but if it is doing very well "in breed" or beating many other dogs in the breed, that kennel may be top of the breed rankings.
Similarly, because breed rankings are calculated over the past month, kennels who no longer have any dogs in your particular breed, may still be listed in the kennel rankings.
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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.
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.