Kennel Prestige Rankings

Your kennel prestige rating is based on how well you have done in the show ring. Every time you finish Winners Bitch/Dog or higher, your rating goes up a little bit. As your rating gets higher, it will take more to increase your prestige rating. Your rating will also go down slowly over time if you don't have any success in the show ring.

Prestige rating doesn't impact any other aspect of the game and is just a method to determine how well you are doing compared to other kennels. Do not compare your prestige to your own prestige from one day to the next but rather your rank amongst the rest of the users on the site. We continually modify the way kennel prestige is calculated to better reflect what is going on with ShowDog.Com.

Factors Impacting Kennel Prestige

Show Wins in Past Month
By far the most important aspect of your prestige rating is how well you have done in the show ring over the past two months. Shows held over one month ago do not impact your kennel prestige.

Champion Offspring Produced in Past Four Months
Any champions that you have produced in the past four months increase your kennel prestige. By produce, we mean breed, not just show. You have to be the actual breeder of a dog or bitch for your prestige to go up when it completes a championship.

By simply staying on with ShowDog.Com your kennel prestige will slowly rise until you have been with us for 100 days.

Subscription Status
Because the lifeblood of this site is its subscribers, your kennel prestige rises a set amount when you subscribe.

Despite the numerous factors that influence your prestige, it can never get over 30 without success in the show ring. Your prestige may rise or fall from one day to the next as we tweak the formula used to calculate kennel prestige but all users will be judged based on the same formula at all times. Right now obedience events do not affect prestige.

Last Updated: 9/15/2011 12:23:45 AM

Did you know?
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.