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Sports & Events Grand Championship
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 […]
http://akc.org/sports/conformation/grand-championship/ | October 26, 2017
Sports & Events Counting Grand Championship Points
Print a PDF of this document This document has been created for you by the American Kennel Club to help you understand the point schedule and how Grand Championship points are counted. A dog must be (1) a Champion of Record or (2) have been transferred to BOB competition based upon the owners’ records of […]
http://akc.org/sports/conformation/grand-championship/counting-grand-champion-points/ | October 26, 2017
Press Releases American Kennel Club Launches Grand Champion Ranking System
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 […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-launches-grand-champion-ranking-system/ | October 19, 2010
Apps Grand Championship Rankings
The AKC Grand Championships application is your online reference for the top dogs in every state, sorted by breed and by the number of points accumulated annually. Dogs are ranked by their points totals, and may appear in the listings for more than one state if their owners of record reside in multiple states. The […]
https://www.apps.akc.org/apps/grand_championship/ | November 7, 2017
Chairman's Reports May 2011 Chairman’s Report
— Grand Champions Win Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum — To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the AKC Grand Champion title, we are pleased to present the new Grand Champion Achievement Levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum to honor your dogs’ accomplishments. Since the program’s inception, more than 5,800 dogs have achieved the prestigious […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2011-05/ | May 10, 2011
Press Releases American Kennel Club Announces New Grand Champion Title
  — AKC® Champions Can Compete for Grand Champion Title at AKC Conformation Events — The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that it will begin offering the Grand Champion title at AKC Conformation events. This new title will be available to AKC Champions of Record, giving the opportunity for Champion dog owners to […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-new-grand-champion-title/ | April 15, 2010
Chairman's Reports October 2010 Chairman’s Report
— New Additions to the Grand Championship Program and AKC/Eukanuba National Championship — Since the introduction of the new AKC Grand Championship title in April, we’ve had hundreds of dogs in nearly every breed complete the requirements for a Grand Championship title. Thus far, the program has fulfilled the hopes we had for it – […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-10/ | October 19, 2010
Press Releases First 10 AKC Grand Champions in Each Breed to Receive Special Medallion
  – First-Ever AKC Grand Champion “Stoli” Recognized at Oklahoma Dog Show – In recognition of the newest American Kennel Club® Grand Champion conformation title, a special blue enamel AKC Medallion will be sent to the owners of the first 10 Grand Champion title holders in each AKC-recognized breed to mark this historic achievement. To […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/first-10-akc-grand-champions-in-each-breed-to-receive-special-medallio/ | July 6, 2010
Press Releases Weimaraner, Stoli, Leaves Paw Prints in AKC History Books as First AKC Grand Champion
The American Kennel Club’s first-ever Grand Champion title earner – a 4-year-old Weimaraner named GCH Monterra’s Best Bet, MH, affectionately known as “Stoli” bred and owned by Elizabeth Krupinski and co-owned by Timothy Bintner of Elizabeth, Colorado and handled by Tad Walden, completed the title requirements to earn the newest AKC title at the Coronado […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/weimaraner-stoli-leaves-paw-prints-in-akc-history-books-as-first-akc-g/ | May 26, 2010
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Expert Advice: News AKC Event Updates
  Event Operations is committed to providing clubs and exhibitors regular communication regarding new, changed, and clarified rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Several items at the July 2015 Board meeting were approved that have an impact on clubs and we wanted to take this opportunity to notify and explain some of them to you. Junior […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-event-updates/ | August 4, 2015
Chairman's Reports December 2010 Chairman’s Report
— New Programs and Services Introduced in 2010 — As we wind down the year, I am pleased to highlight programs and initiatives we have introduced in 2010. In April, the first agility, obedience and rally trials open to mixed-breed dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program were held. So far, 853 AKC-licensed clubs have […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-12/ | December 8, 2010
Chairman's Reports June 2010 Chairman’s Report
–AKC Adds New Titles in Conformation, Companion and Performance Events — New York, NY– Since the start of the year, each event type – conformation, companion and performance – now offers its exhibitors a brand new AKC title. The conformation and performance titles will appeal to the long-time exhibitor while the companion title will help […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-06/ | June 8, 2010
Press Releases AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Opened To All Competitors
The American Kennel Club and Eukanuba are pleased to announce that the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will become an open show awarding Championship and Grand Championship points. This new format will begin with the upcoming AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on December 15-16th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. “We’re excited to open the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to all competitors,” […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/akc-eukanuba-national-championship-opened-to-all-competitors/ | April 17, 2012
Chairman's Reports December 2011 Chairman’s Report
– Highlights of 2011 – It was a pleasure to be with many of you in Florida this weekend as we enjoyed the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, AKC Agility Invitational, AKC National Obedience Invitational and the surrounding festivities. We hope you enjoyed the incredible series of events that unfolded over the weekend. We are all aware […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2011-12/ | December 19, 2011
Canine Partners The Road to Orlando: Meet the AKC Agility Invitational Contenders
  This is part of a series of profiles on the six top agility mixed-breed dogs that received the invitations to compete in the 2018 AKC Agility Invitational. The annual event takes place Dec. 14-16 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin National Championship and the AKC Obedience Classic. Name: AGCH MACH12 Moses […]
http://akc.org/canine-partners/road-orlando-meet-akc-agility-invitational-contenders-2/ | November 16, 2018
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Miss P, The Beagle Who Won Westminster
Polite applause and a smattering of cheers greeted Miss P as she strutted a final lap before the judge who would crown the Best in Show at Westminster. The 15-inch Beagle was clearly an underdog. The Madison Square Garden crowd loudly let it be known that their favorites were Swagger, an Old English Sheepdog, and […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-miss-p-the-beagle-who-won-westminster/ | September 8, 2014
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Expert Advice: News Max the Westie Is a Champion at Therapy Work and Conformation
When Drs. Carole Schuster and Philip Abessinio, of Locust Valley, N.Y., bought their West Highland White Terrier four years ago, the duo set some ambitious goals. They hoped their new canine companion, Max, would be a therapy dog, Canine Good Citizen, and a successful conformation competitor. The dynamic, 20-pound pup hasn’t disappointed. “I was looking […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/west-highland-white-terrier-max-therapy/ | July 31, 2018
chester the doberman
Expert Advice: News Westminster Will Be Just One of Many Accomplishments For This Doberman
It’s been said that every dog-owner relationship is unique. Well, welcome to Chester and Steve Garcia’s world, which can best be summed up: better late than never. Westminster 2018 will be the pair’s first trip to America’s most iconic dog show, February 10-13, 2018, in New York City. And amazingly, they are the only entry […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/westminster-chester-the-doberman/ | February 5, 2018
Pages 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) honored recipients of the AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards at the annual Delegates Meeting Luncheon, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The winners received an engraved silver Revere bowl. A larger Tiffany and Co. bowl, engraved with the names of all recipients past and present, will remain on permanent display […]
http://akc.org/about/awards-and-honors/lifetime-achievement/recipients/2016-2/ | September 30, 2016
Press Releases AKC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patti L. Strand (Conformation), John Cox (Companion Events) and John Russell (Performance). The Awards, first created and awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists and winners, […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-recipients-of-the-2016-lifetime-achievement-awards/ | October 26, 2015
Sports & Events Titles & Abbreviations
Click below to see titles and abbreviations for: Prefix Titles Suffix Titles Parent Club Titles Other Recognized Titles Other Title Lists: Titles Sorted by Sport Titles Sorted in Alphabetic Order   Prefix Titles Title Title Name AFC Amateur Field Trial Champion: Earning the AFC title [ Field Trial ] AGCH Agility Grand Champion: To earn […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/titles-and-abbreviations/ | November 13, 2017
Press Releases New Championship Event and Two Titles Enhance AKC Pointing Breed Field Trial Program
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is expanding its Pointing Breed Field Trial program with several new offerings: the AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship and two new titles, Grand Field Champion and Grand Amateur Field Champion.   “We’re pleased to add the Walking Gun Dog Championship and the Grand titles to the activities available in AKC’s […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/new-championship-event-and-two-titles-enhance-akc-pointing-breed-field/ | December 6, 2012
Expert Advice: Sports Junior Handler Spotlight: Audrey Boyer
Eleven-year-old Audrey Boyer goes by another name: Whippet Girl. For people that know her, this isn’t surprising. Not only does she have three Whippets (Disco, Yoshi, and Major) but they are her passion. She competes with her dogs in Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and Dock Diving. Her Facebook page, Whippet Girl, is dedicated to helping educate […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/junior-handler-spotlight-audrey-boyer/ | August 2, 2019
Expert Advice: News Advice From Three Palm Springs Dog Show Competitors
Thousands of dogs will start 2019 off by traveling to the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Whether you’re attending in person (it’s free!) or watching from your home, here are three competitors on why they started showing dogs. Make sure to tune in to the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/three-dogs-to-watch-at-the-palm-springs-dog-show/ | January 4, 2019
Chairman's Reports February 2012 Chairman’s Report
— 2012 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship Attracts Best in Bird Dogs — Later this month, the 2012 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship will take place at the Ames Plantation near Grand Junction, Tennessee. The event has drawn an entry of 124 dogs, which includes 105 Field Champions.  This is the largest number […]
http://akc.org/chairmans-reports/2012-02/ | February 13, 2012
Press Releases Best in Show Winner to Receive New Suzuki
American Suzuki Awards Vehicle to AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Winner The American Kennel Club, Animal Planet and The Iams Company announced today that American Suzuki Motor Corporation will award a new car as part of the grand prize for the 2003 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The owner/s of the Best in Show winning dog will receive a […]
http://akc.org/press-releases/best-in-show-winner-to-receive-new-suzuki/ | July 31, 2003
Expert Advice: Feature ​This Young Pug is a Crowd Pleaser — No Matter What the Number(s)
  Shari and Kevin Curran have a very busy lifestyle in rural Texas, but somehow a charismatic Pug, named Lionel, has managed to become the centerpiece of their lives. The couple, who live on 80 acres in Canton, Texas, 60 miles east of Dallas, own horses, miniature horses, a pot-bellied pig, alpaca goats, chickens, and, […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/young-pug-crowd-pleaser/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit: Nancy Edmunds of Vizcaya Vizslas
Life may be a box of chocolates, but after you’ve nibbled enough bonbons, you know which flavor you like best. Over the past four decades, Nancy Edmunds of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, has owned quite a Whitman’s Sampler of purebreds, including Cocker Spaniels, Manchester Terriers, Whippets, Brussels Griffons, Poodles, and Afghan Hounds. But in 1985, she finally came across her forever breed: the Vizsla. After almost 30 years breeding those Hungarian […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/vizsla-breeder-of-merit-nancy-edmunds-interview/ | September 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Feature Goofy Swissy Has Been There, Done That, and Isn’t Fazed by Much of Anything
Nexpa and Holly Webb had a busy week at the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog of America National Specialty in Loveland, Colo., in September 2015. On this day — the Independent Specialty — she was awarded the second highest award for female champions in the ring in a field of over 100. During the week, the […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/goofy-swissy-been-there-and-done-that/ | July 26, 2017
Expert Advice: News Clumber Spaniel Josey Trades Search and Rescue for Junior Showmanship
When facing a job or career change, some struggle with the transition and others thrive. For Josey, a six-year-old Clumber Spaniel, it was the latter when she switched from search-and-rescue work to the Junior Showmanship ring. “She has an incredible work ethic and exemplifies a breeder’s goal of a sound mind in a sound body,” says […]
http://akc.org/expert-advice/news/clumber-spaniel-josey-junior-showmanship/ | May 15, 2018

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