Realignment of Divisions Creates Equitable Distribution of Points
New York, N.Y. – Effective May 16, 2018, the new Schedule of Championship points will go into effect with a realignment of divisions.
“While computing this year’s Point Schedule, we continued to listen to customer input and feedback and took positive action that will create a more equitable distribution of points,” said Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of The AKC.
The new Point Schedule includes modifications to eight of the fifteen divisions. “We performed a comprehensive analysis of the level of competition in each state and division. The modifications reduce the show size variance within divisions,” said Doug Ljungren, Executive Vice-President of Sports and Events.
For a complete explanation of how the point schedules are calculated please visit http://www.akc.org/events/conformation-dog-shows/faq/#points.
AKC will continue to monitor the Point Schedule and make future adjustments as necessary.
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