2017 Conformation Entry Information

FOR INVITED DOGS:

  1. THE TOP FIVE DOGS (AKC Champions of record) in each breed/variety are invited to pre-enter. The Top Five dogs will be determined based on the number of dogs defeated in breed competition only at AKC shows held from January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive. A listing of the Top Five dogs to be invited will be posted on westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog. com as soon as final statistics are received from AKC. You do NOT need to wait to receive the invitation in order to submit your entry. entries for an invited dog may be sent as soon as the list is posted or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest. Entries sent prior to that time will be returned. A memento Certificate acknowledging the Top 5 status qualifying the dog’s eligibility to be invited to pre-enter, along with a pre-printed entry form, will be sent in mid- November via regular First Class mail to the owner at the address on file with our superintendent. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the pre- printed entry form. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery.

THE NATIONAL BREED SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED WINNERS (for AKC licensed or member national breed specialties held between January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive) are invited to pre-enter. A listing of the national breed specialty best of breed Winners will be posted on westminsterkennelclub.org and infodog.com as soon as  final statistics  are  received  from  AKC.  You do NOT need to wait to receive the invitation in order to submit your entry. entries for an invited dog may be sent as soon as the list is posted or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest. Entries sent prior to that time will be returned. A memento Certificate acknowledging this status qualifying the dog’s eligibility to be invited to pre-enter, along with a pre-printed entry form, will be sent in mid-November via regular First Class mail to the owner at the address on file with our superintendent. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the pre-printed entry form. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery. 

ADDRESS CHANGES for mailing the Certificate of Eligibility must be reported to the superintendent prior to 5:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) November 4, 2016. All invitations will be sent to those addresses associated with the eligible dog on file with MB-F. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to verify the address on file with MB-F.


FOR NON-INVITED DOGS:

  1. Dogs eligible for bred by exhibitor, American bred and Open Classes that have won at least one 3-point, 4-point or 5-point major award at an AKC event prior to submitting the entry may submit an entry. You must name in the space provided on the entry form the Show and Date where the major was won. Dogs eligible for best of breed/ Variety Competition that have attained their Championship status prior to submitting the entry may submit an entry. You must name in the space provided on the entry form the Show and Date where the dog completed its Championship. Please read premium list carefully regarding submission of entries. No entry will be accepted that requires a signature for delivery. All Conformation and Junior entries must be submitted online OR be sent to P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420 ONLY, to be received by 3:00 P.M., E.S.T., Friday, December 2, 2016.
  2. ALL CONFORMATION OR JUNIOR ENTRIES MUST be submitted by an actual owner or the duly authorized agent* of the owner(s) (the person responsible for the dog at the show) or through an established legal entry service (whose normal business is the taking and submitting of dog show entries), or through our superintendent’s entry service infodog.com. if an exhibitor utilizes an entry service or infodog.com to submit an entry for our show, the time of submission of the entry has no bearing on when, or if, the entry is accepted into the show. infoDog online entries will be printed and placed in the postal bin with a check just as all other entries for our show. There is a limit of one entry form per envelope. All entries must be accompanied by a check or money order payable in u.s. Funds. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to either use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check. Credit Cards will NOT be acceptable. Checks or money orders returned for Any reason will cause the entry to be removed from the show with no recourse.*For the purposes of this show, any reference to an owner’s “duly authorized agent” anywhere in The Westminster Kennel Club premium list, catalog, news releases, promotions, etc., refers ONLY to that person who is responsible for the dog at the show and who will be exhibiting the dog in the ring.
  3. ENTRIES CLOSE AT 3:00 P.m. e.s.T., Friday, December 2, 2016 or when the maximum number of 2800 has been reached, if reached before 3:00 P.m. e.s.T., December 2, 2016. entries are limited to the Top Five AKC Champions of record in each breed/ variety based on the number of dogs defeated in breed competition only at AKC shows held from January 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 inclusive, AKC national breed specialty best of breed winners as noted on pages 2, 19-32 (invited entries) AND all AKC major- pointed dogs eligible for bred by exhibitor, American bred, Open and best of breed/ Variety Competition in AKC events as noted on pages 2, 19-32. PLEASE READ RULES FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES CAREFULLY! see pages 22-23, 19-32 for Juniors information and pages 24-26, 19-32 for Obedience information.
  4. NO ENTRY (other than those qualifying for an Invitation, Invited Juniors who are showing an Invited dog OR Invited Junior Showmanship Only OR Invited Obedience) WILL BE PROCESSED prior to 8:00 A.M. (E.S.T.), Friday, December 2, 2016. All other Conformation entries will be accumulated in random order and processed beginning at 8:00 A.M. (E.S.T.), Friday, December 2, 2016.
  5. ALL CONFORMATION AND/OR JUNIOR ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED via any traditional postal service that will deliver to a P.O. Box and does not require a signature for delivery OR through infodog.com at any time within noted dates/times to be received no later than 3:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) Friday, December 2, 2016. All mailed Conformation/Junior entries must be sent to: P.O. Box 22067, Greensboro, NC 27420 ONLY. This box accepts Westminster entries ONLY. DO not submit  entries  for other shows to this box AT Any Time And DO not send entries for other shows in the Westminster return envelope – you run the risk of not being entered in that other show.

Entries may be submitted at any time beginning when the Top 5, national specialty, Obedience and qualifying Junior invitees list is posted, or beginning November 16, 2016, whichever is earliest, but must be received no later Than 3:00 P.m., e.s.T., Friday, December 2, 2016. non-invitation entries or non-invitational entries that include Juniors as an additional class, postmarked prior to the date the list is posted, or prior to November 12, 2016, whichever is earliest, will be returned. Fax, Dial-N- Entry®, Courier, walk-ins or entries handed in at shows are NOT acceptable or permitted. NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE FOR DELIVERY. Please note on the outside of the envelope whether it is an “invitation,” “breed,” or “Junior Only” entry, etc. see pages 17-18 for benching Form information.

All entries for Best of Breed/Variety MUST be an AKC Champion of Record or have, according to the owner’s records, obtained its AKC Championship prior to submitting the entry for this show. All regular Class entries must have received a 3-, 4-, or 5-point major at an AKC event prior to submitting the entry fee for this show. if it is established at Any point in the progress of this event that a dog had not completed these requirements at the time the entry was made, the entry shall be deemed invalid, will be returned, and the dog will be removed from the show. if not found until after show, all awards will be subject to cancellation by the American Kennel Club. There will be no dogs added to replace those dogs found to be ineligible. Junior showmanship Only dogs need not be champions or major-pointed. See also pages 22-23 for Junior Information; pages 24-26 for Obedience.

Please refer to the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Premium list for additional information.