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Showing Your Neo

Congratulations! You have purchased a registered purebred Neapolitan Mastiff. You have reviewed the AKC breed standard and feel confident he is the ideal specimen. The best way to find out just how “ideal” your Neapolitan Mastiff is to the breed standard is to enter a dog show. Any Neapolitan Mastiff registered with the American Kennel Club that is 6 months or older on the day of the show and is eligible for classes offered in the premium list is able to be entered at a dog show.
A Beginners Guide To Dog Shows
The AKC offers a wide variety of resources to assist everyone from the first-time puppy buyer to the experienced dog fancier. Many publications are free, including the Rules Applying to Dog Shows. All exhibitors are required to be familiar with these rules prior to entering a dog show.

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Understanding AKC Points
You have just won your first Winners Class at a dog show. All your hard work has finally paid off, you're ecstatic...your dog is excited...but now comes the hard part. How many points did Blaze actually earn??

Here is a quick and easy guide to calculating points that doesn't require an advanced degree in mathematics.

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Licensed Superintendents
According to the AKC Web Site:

    To superintend events held under American Kennel Club rules, an individual must hold a license from AKC.

    The following is a list of Licensed Superintendents who send out information regarding upcoming shows for which they are responsible. You may wish to contact the Superintendents and request to be placed on their mailing lists.

Below is a list of all AKC licensed superintendents and contact information for each:

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Juniors Information
The American Kennel Club licenses dogs shows (competitive exhibitions in which dogs are judged in accordance with an established standard of perfection for each breed) that test and evaluate the form and function of purebred dogs. In addition, at some shows the AKC offers classes which evaluate the abilities of the participant on the other end of the lead, the young handler.

AKC Junior Showmanship classes offer youngsters the opportunity to:

   1. Develop their handling skills
   2. Learn about good sportsmanship
   3. Learn about dogs and dog shows.

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Who is Eligible for Grand Champion competition?
The following categories of dogs are entered in this competition:

1. Dogs that are Champions of Record competing in Best of Breed or Best of Variety class.

2. Dogs transferred to Best of Breed/Variety which according to their owners’ records have completed the requirements for a championship but whose championships are unconfirmed. (The showing of dogs whose championships are unconfirmed is limited to a period of 90 days from the date of show where a dog completed the requirements for a championship according to the owners’ records.)

3. Champions that win Non-Regular Classes and become eligible for Best of Breed competition. (Altered or spayed CH veteran class winners at independent specialties are eligible.)

4. Winners Dog and Winners Bitch are not eligible for Grand Champion competition.

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