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SWEEPSTAKES

National and Regional Specialty Shows

Understanding Sweepstakes

Puppy Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes are a set of non-regular classes, offered at the National Club Specialty or a Regional Club Specialty shows, which are specifically designed to recognize outstanding young dogs and puppies. Ages are from 6 months to 18 months old.

Classes usually offered by age: 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-15 months & 15-18 months for both dogs and bitches. Dogs and bitches judged separately until Best in Puppy Sweepstakes.

Winners of Best in Sweeps, Best Opposite Sex in Sweeps, and often all of the class placement winners, receive a portion of the entry fees as prizes for their placement.

Veteran Sweepstakes

Veteran Sweepstakes are a set of non-regular classes, usually offered at the National Club Specialty or a Regional Club Specialty show, which are specifically designed to recognize outstanding veteran dogs.  Veteran Sweeps are open to spayed bitches and neutered dogs.

Veteran dogs are determined by age and must be at least seven years old to compete. Classes are usually 7-10 years & over 10 years for both dogs and bitches. Dogs and bitches are judged separately until Best Veteran In Sweepstakes.

Winners of Best in Veteran Sweeps, Best Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweeps, and often all of the class placement winners, receive a portion of the entry fees as prizes for their placement.

Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes are the ONLY competition where money prizes are normally awarded.​ The sweepstakes entry is made at the time you make your entries for your dog for the show. You will include sweepstake entries on your entry form (under additional classes) whether it is by mail or on the Superintendent website. Follow the instructions on the Premium List.
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