Junior Showmanship

The December 2008 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be held in Long Beach, CA, on December 13 and 14, 2008.

Eligibility to enter the event is based on the Junior's accomplishments in the show ring and in the classroom.

The requirements are:
  1. Juniors must have 5 first place wins in an Open Class, with competition present. Wins must be earned between October 10, 2007 and October 7, 2008. Juniors must be under 18 years of age at the time of the wins. Age on the day of the show has no bearing.
  2. Juniors must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent for the two semesters completed immediately prior to the closing of entries. GPA must be verified by an official school transcript or home school information sent in and received by AKC prior to the entry form being sent to the Junior.

    Please submit official transcripts or home school information no later than October 12, 2008. Transcripts or home school information received AFTER October 12, 2008, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and no invitation/entry form will be sent. Transcripts may be sent as soon as the current semester ends. It is the Junior's responsibility to ensure that AKC has received all necessary documentation.

    Please send to: AKC, 8051 Arco Corporate Dr, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390 Attn: Juniors.
  3. Dogs must conform to eligibility requirements as described in Conformation Junior Showmanship Regulations.
  4. A signed parental permission form must be retuned to the address listed above.
All Juniors entered will compete in Preliminary classes, in which a specified number of Juniors will be selected by the judges to compete in Finals. Placements are not made in the preliminary classes.

The December 2008 judges for Junior Showmanship are Peter Kubacz and Jennifer Pahl (Preliminaries) and Randy Garren will judge the Best Junior Finals. For questions regarding the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, email Invitational@akc.org.