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Major Awards

The Major Awards for the Dog Competition include:
  • Best in Show
  • Best Puppy in Show
  • Best Baby Puppy in Show
  • Best Breeders Group in Show
  • Junior Showmanship Final
Dogs are judged by breed with the best dog awarded Best of Breed.  Each Best of Breed then competes in a group with one being awarded Best of Group. 
The Best of Groups are then judged and the Best of Show is presented.
Dogs are judged according to the Breed Standard for each breed. Breed Standards are observed internationally and provide the template against which all dogs are judged in conformation events. This ensures consistency in the appearance and temperament of each breed globally.
View the full list of Breed Standards for ANKC recognised breeds.