What is Grand Champion?

The Grand Champion title was developed and approved by the Delegate Body at the December 2009 meeting. This new title is an effort to provide our exhibitors with an additional venue to participate in with dogs that have obtained their Championships while assisting AKC Clubs with increasing their entries. It will continue exhibitor participation and camaraderie in our sport while emphasizing breed judging by recognizing quality and breed type.

The development of a "Grand Champion" concept is consistent with the ongoing objective to encourage the exhibition and, ultimately, the breeding and registration of purebred dogs.