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American Kennel Club Launches Grand Champion Ranking System

(Tuesday, October 19, 2010)

-- AKC's Newest Ranking System For Fanciers --

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) proudly announces its newest conformation ranking system for dog show exhibitors and their dogs. The new Grand Championship Ranking System launches today with more than 1,000 dogs already ranked nationwide.

Located in the new Grand Championship section of the AKC website, the Grand Championship Points Ranking lists the top 25 dogs in each breed in a drop-down box format. The ranking is based on the number of Grand Championship points garnered at shows by achieving Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog or Select Bitch.

"We're pleased to provide this new ranking system for Grand Champions," said AKC Vice President Event Operations Robin Stansell. "We encourage owners to continue showing their Champions towards attaining a Grand Champion title and gain further recognition of quality."

The new point counting document featured on the website will help fanciers count their dog's Grand Championship points. After initial completion of the Grand Championship, dogs will continue to earn points by winning Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog or Select Bitch. Text and PDF formats of the point counting document are available at http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/
counting_grand_championship_points.cfm
.