Multiple All-Breed or Limited-Breed Shows in One Day

At the December 2013 meeting, the Board approved a pilot program which will allow clubs with...

At the December 2013 meeting, the Board approved a pilot program which will allow clubs with relatively small entries to hold two shows in one day.


The shows may be held by the same club or multiple clubs. The number of point shows for an individual breed is limited to two per day. Club(s) may hold two all-breed shows in one day, two group shows of the same group in one day, or a combination of all-breed and group shows. Consecutive days of multiple shows in one day are allowed. After one year of implementation, the success of the pilot program will be assessed and a report will be presented to the Board with a recommendation for future shows.



The following limitations be placed on this pilot program:

  • Available for shows held after May 1, 2014.

  • Clubs that had a show of 500 entries or less the previous year are eligible for the pilot program. Appeals for exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  • All-breed shows must offer group and best in show competition. Group shows must offer group competition.  The use of multiple group rings at all-breed shows is encouraged.

  • No concurrent or evening specialties may be held in conjunction with the shows.

  • Junior Showmanship competition is allowed.

  • Obedience and Rally competitions are allowed, and encouraged, but must have their own ring(s) for competition.

  • Ownership of the corresponding date must be agreed upon in writing and submitted to AKC prior to event approval if two clubs are holding the same type of events on the same date & site.

  • Clubs that participate in the pilot program will have the right to return to their original (corresponding) date(s) the following year. Failure to return to their original date the following year will result in forfeiture of ownership of the date. Other clubs may use the dates that are available due to participation in the pilot program, on a one-time approval basis.


Clubs interested in participating in this program or with questions about eligibility of their club to participate should email Alan Slay (