Certificate of Merit
The Certificate of Merit (CM) title is an introductory title to AKC conformation events.
Entrants in each breed shall compete for Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed.
Winners of the Best of Breed in each of the individual breeds will be
awarded points toward the CM title based on the number of dogs competing in their breed.
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed in each of the individual breeds will be
awarded points towards the Certificate of Merit (CM) title based on the total number of dogs competing in their sex.
Group winners will be eligible for the points based on the total entry in the Group.
Best in Show will be eligible for the points based on the total number of dogs that competed in the show.
The Certificate of Merit requires 15 points awarded in accordance with the following points structure.
Dogs Competing Points
Certificate of Merit points may also be earned in the FSS class, Miscellaneous Class or the 4-to-6 Month class held in conjunction with Championship dog shows.
Our Club and the Dogo Club are hosting 5 Open shows for FSS and Misc breeds July 18 to the 20th in Stafford , VA. Hoping to see many of you there to showcase your dogs. And of course, help :) Mark your calendars . This is a wonderful opportunity to earn points toward your CM's and show your support on moving forward.
July 2014 Open show Premium List
October 4th, 2010 - FSS application mailed
October 25th, 2011 - AKC/FSS acceptance October 11, 2011
October 4th, 2013 - The American Hairless Terrier goes into AKC Miscellaneous class as of January 1, 2014!
June 15, 2014- AHTCA First Open Show
July 19, 2014 - AHTCA 2nd Open Show / 2nd Judges Education Seminar and Worshop
July 20, 2014 - AHTCA 3rd Open Show
July 26, 2014 - Request letter emailed to AKC