Point Schedule

In both the USA and Canada, championship points are awarded to the dog and bitch awarded ‘winners’. The number of points is determined by how many dogs were competing.

American Kennel Club

Effective May 11, 2016
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1 point
Dogs-Bitches
2 points
Dogs-Bitches
3 points
Dogs-Bitches
4 points
Dogs-Bitches
5 points
Dogs-Bitches
Division 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 7-7
Division 2 Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
2-2 4-4 5-6 9-9 16-15
Division 3 District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 7-6
Division 4 Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
2-2 3-4 4-6 6-7 9-10
Division 5 Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 7-6
Division 6 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
2-2 3-4 4-5 10-10 18-14
Division 7 Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas
2-2 4-4 5-5 7-9 10-14
Division 8 Oregon, Washington
2-2 4-4 7-6 9-10 13-17
Division 9 Arizona, California
2-2 4-5 7-8 12-15 22-27
Division 10 Alaska
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 6-6
Division 11 Hawaii
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 6-6
Division 12 Puerto Rico
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 6-6
Division 13 Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
2-2 4-4 5-5 8-6 10-7
Division 14 Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 6-6
Division 15 Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
2-2 3-4 4-5 7-7 11-12

Canadian Kennel Club

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*DOGS COMPETING 1 2 3-5 6-9 10-12 13 & More
POINTS ALLOCATED 0 1 2 3 4 5

*Includes the dog awarded Winners
In addition to championship points allocated at the breed level, a dog awarded Best of Breed which also places in the regular Group competition shall be credited with the following additional points.

Number of breeds competing at Group Level Dog placed First Dog placed Second Dog placed Third Dog placed Fourth
13 or more 5 4 3 2
10-12 4 3 2 1
6-9 3 2 1 1
5 2 1 1 1
4 1 1 1 0
3 1 1 0 0
2 1 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0