Please explain how it all works! Best of Opposite Sex is the best animal in the ring of the opposite sex to Best of Breed i. BOW and BOS can also be the same animal, if the judge's BOW is also of the opposite sex to BOB and the judge determines that this dog is better than any other of its sex in the ring, including the champions of the same sex.
If you're new to the dog show process, it can seem confusing. But after going over the steps in order, it will make more sense. To become designated a championa dog must win a certain number of points, which it can earn from different dog show competitions.
Some breeds only come in one color, and BOV does not apply. The Lop breeds have a similar situation, but their varieties are designated as being either Solid or Broken. BOG — Best of Group — In some breeds, varieties are lumped together, and shown in groups Harlequin and Jersey Woolyor first shown in individual varieties, then the best of each group is chosen Netherland Dwarf.
Podcast: Play in new window Download. All classes are divided by sex and championship status. The non-champion male dogs compete for Winners Dog. The non-champion female dogs compete for Winners Bitch.
All that motivates her are more treats. Abby won for Best of Opposite Sex, or the best female of the breed. The dogs hardly noticed.
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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 Championship points are counted. Learn more about conformation, here.
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A conformation showalso referred to as a breed showis a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard. Such shows are useful to breeders as a means of evaluating dogs for breeding purposes. A conformation championship from a recognized national kennel club is generally considered a reasonably objective indication of merit, as it indicates that the dog has been found to be a superior example of its breed by some number of different judges on some number of separate occasions. Many breeders even consider championship a prerequisite for breeding.