A champion dog most often refers to a
dog who has
earned the Champion title at
conformation dog shows, but it can also refer to a dog who has
earned a Champion title in various
Champion conformation dog
dog shows evaluate how well a dog conforms to the
breed standards for its
kennel club has its own criteria for establishing a Champion dog. At the
championship level, competition is extremely strong and dogs who win regularly
are of the highest quality. To become a Champion in the
United Kingdom a show dog must have been awarded three
Challenge Certificates under different judges, with at least one of the
certificates being awarded after the dog has reached the age of twelve months.
The United States Champions are gained under a points system with points awarded
in different fields: breed, obedience, field and herding.
Championship titles and registered names
A dog who has earned the Champion title for conformation is entitled to use
the designation "Champion" (or "Ch") in front of his name, for example, Ch.
Emerald's Brightest Sparkle.
have a registered name, that is, the name under which they are registered
as a purebred
with the appropriate
club, and a call name, which is how their owners talk to them.
The registered name often refers directly or indirectly to the kennel where
the dog was bred; kennel clubs often require that the
kennel prefix form the first part of the dog's registered name. See
registered name for a discussion of dogs' names.
| Best of Breed
| Breed Clubs
| Breed Standard
| Champion Dog
| Companion Dog Title
| Conformation Point
| Dog Groups
| Dog Showmanship
| General Specials
| Gundog Group
| Herding Group
| Hound Group
| Nonsporting Group
| Novelty Show
| Show Dogs
| Working Groups
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