Thanks for the in-depth explanation! I am not even sure all of the ins and outs of the points and championing here. I have been to a bunch of shows but only ever as a spectator not competitor.
I have to say, I was impressed before your explanation, but after realizing the amount that she has won over to get her points, it makes it even more impressive.
She is a great beauty! Angel and I are routing in your corner and will be happy to hear when you get your totals!
Originally Posted by Agidog
With our point system they only start earning challenge or Best of Breed points once over 3 months and most begin in minor puppy class, in your division (toy/Mini/standard) so if there are 8 dogs & bitches in your division and I was to win the Bitch of Breed, I would then go back in and face off against the dog that has won dog of Breed or "Challenge him for title" If I get it then I go back into main group for best in Group out of all dogs in our section which is Group 7 Non sporting dogs here in Oz. I also get to go into minor puppy group . so if I get knocked out of both those groups I do not progress to the overall judging for Best in show etc. However I pick up a Best of Breed /challenge certificate with total of 9 points seeing as there were 8 other dogs in the class + me means one point per dog. so for every show she gets a BOB or challenge win I get points until we reach 100 then I can apply to our governing body for recognition of her as an Australian Champion, another 1000 points she can be Grand Champion, 1100 points supreme grand champion, there are also a few other requirements like winning best in show or 4 best in groups etc. So to have reached 60 points between 6 months and 11months she certainly has done very well. she must earn at least 25 points after a year old though, so even if this w/e coming she was to win a group (25points) I would still have to get the other 25 next month after she turns 1
I am happy to wait though. She is currently competing in 'Puppy class' 9mths to 12months, after next month she moves up to Junior 9mths - 18mths, but If I want to I can also enter her in Australian bred bitch class (6months and up) or open bitch class.(6months and up)