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NKC All-Breed Conformation Show Points

When only one dog is entered in any classification, the dog must score 80 points or better (*See Chart Below*) on a conformation breakdown before any points are awarded, in the Champion class there must be competition for a win to be awarded.  The judges’ decision is final.  No appeal. To receive championship points each dog must be registered with NKC.  The show must be licensed by NKC and judged by an NKC licensed show judge.  All shows will have day of show registration to accommodate all dogs. 

Conformation Points Break Down for Judging

General appearance (including Coat)

10

Head and Neck (teeth, jaws, ears, eyes)

15

Front quarters (chest, front feet, front legs, and shoulders)

15

Hind quarters (hips, back, back feet & legs, and tail)

15

Special characteristics of breed

15

Gait and movement

15

Temperament

15

Total

100 Points

   
   

Championship points awarded: All-Breed Dog Show

Best of Age

10

Best of Breed

10

Best of Group

5

Best in Show

10

Total Maximum points in a show

35

   
   

 NKC Licensed Conformation Classes

Puppy Classes

3-6 Months

 

Veteran Class

4 Years and up

 

6-9 Months

 

Champion Class

 

 

9-12 Months

 

Grand Champion Class

 

Junior Class

1-2 Years

 

Super Grand Champion

 

Senior Class

2- 4 Years

 

* Ages apply to age of dog on the day of the show.

NKC Specialty Conformation Show Points
(Only One Breed Represented)

When only one dog is entered in any classification, the dog must score 80 points or better (*See Chart Below*) on a conformation breakdown before any points are awarded, in the Champion class there must be competition for a win to be awarded.  The judges’ decision is final.  No appeal. To receive championship points each dog must be registered with NKC.  The show must be licensed by NKC and judged by an NKC licensed show judge.  All shows will have day of show registration to accommodate all dogs.

Conformation Points Break Down for Judging

Body

 

Overall

Shoulders

10 Points

 

Temperament

10 Points

Chest

10 Points

 

Proportion

5 Points

Hindquarters

10 Points

 

Movement

5 Points

Legs

5 Points

 

Subtotal

20 Points

Neck

5 Points

 

Head

Back

5 Points

 

Size and Shape

10 Points

Feet

5 Points

 

Muzzle

5 Points

Tail and Coat

5 Points

 

Bite/Teeth

5 Points

Subtotal

60 Points

 

Subtotal

 20 Points

 

 

 

Total

100 Points

         
         

Championship points awarded: Specialty Show (One Breed Represented)

First Place Class

15 Points

Second Place Class

10 Points

Third Place Class

5 Points

Best of Sex ("Best Male & Best Female" Puppy & Adult)

10 Points

Best of Show Overall

10 Points

Best Puppy of Show

10 Points

Reserve Best Male or Female

5 Points

Total Points that may be earned in one show

35 points

   
   

 NKC Licensed Conformation Classes

Puppy Classes

3-6 Months

 

Veteran Class

4 Years and up

 

6-9 Months

 

Champion Class

 

 

9-12 Months

 

Grand Champion Class

 

Junior Class

1-2 Years

 

Super Grand Champion

 

Senior Class

2- 4 Years

 

* Ages apply to age of dog on the day of the show.