Minimum Standards Approved for Pointing Breed National Championship Events

The following minimum standard for a stake to qualify as a National Championship was approved at the June 2010 AKC Delegates meeting.

Chapter 14

National Championship Events

In order to qualify as a National Champion stake, a minimum standard of competition must be achieved. The minimum standards are:

(1) There must be a minimum of thirteen (13) starters; (2) The minimum qualification to enter the stake shall be one broke dog field trial placement or a Master Hunter title; (3) At least one series of the stake must be run a minimum of forty-five (45) minutes. The AKC may periodically review and update these standards.

Parent Clubs may establish qualifications that exceed this minimum standard.

This standard will become effective January 1, 2011.