NKC All-Breed Conformation Show Points
When only one dog is entered in any classification, the dog must score 80 points or better (*See Chart Below*) on a conformation breakdown before any points are awarded, in the Champion class there must be competition for a win to be awarded.  The judges’ decision is final.  No appeal. To receive championship points each dog must be registered with NKC.  The show must be licensed by NKC and judged by an NKC licensed show judge.  All shows will have day of show registration to accommodate all dogs.

Conformation Points Break Down for Judging
General appearance (including Coat) 10
Head and Neck (teeth, jaws, ears, eyes) 15
Front quarters (chest, front feet, front legs, and shoulders) 15
Hind quarters (hips, back, back feet & legs, and tail) 15
Special characteristics of breed 15
Gait and movement 15
Temperament 15
Total 100 Points

Championship points awarded: All-Breed Dog Show
Best of Age 10
Best of Breed 10
Best of Group 5
Best in Show 10
Total Maximum points in a show 35

NKC Licensed Conformation Classes
Puppy Classes
3-6 Months
6-9 Months
9-12 Months
Junior Class
1-2 Years
 
 
Senior Class
2-4 Years
 

Veteran Class 4 Years and up
Champion Class 4 Years and up
Grand Champion Class 4 Years and up
Super Grand Champion 4 Years and up



NKC Specialty Conformation Show Points (Only One Breed Represented)
When only one dog is entered in any classification, the dog must score 80 points or better (*See Chart Below*) on a conformation breakdown before any points are awarded, in the Champion class there must be competition for a win to be awarded. The judges’ decision is final. No appeal. To receive championship points each dog must be registered with NKC. The show must be licensed by NKC and judged by an NKC licensed show judge. All shows will have day of show registration to accommodate all dogs.

Conformation Points Break Down for Judging
Body
Shoulders
Chest
Hindquarters
Legs
Neck
Back
Feet
Coat
Tail

Sub-total

10
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
5

60
Head
Size and Shape
Muzzle
Bite and Teeth







Sub-total

10
5
5







20
Overall
Temperament
Proportion
Movement







Sub-total

10
5
5







20
Total 100 points

Championship points awarded: Specialty Show (One Breed Represented)
First Place Class 15
Second Place Class 10
Third Place Class 5
Best of Sex ("Best Male & Best Female" Puppy & Adult) 10
Best of Show Overall 10
Best Puppy of Show 10
Reserve Best Male or Female 5
Total Points that may be earned in one show 35

NKC Licensed Conformation Classes
Puppy Classes
3-6 Months
6-9 Months
9-12 Months
Junior Class
1-2 Years
 
 
Senior Class
2-4 Years
 

Veteran Class 4 Years and up
Champion Class 4 Years and up
Grand Champion Class 4 Years and up
Super Grand Champion 4 Years and up