Showing Your Neo
Congratulations! You have purchased a registered purebred Neapolitan Mastiff. You have reviewed the AKC breed standard and feel confident he is the ideal specimen. The best way to find out just how “ideal” your Neapolitan Mastiff is to the breed standard is to enter a dog show. Any Neapolitan Mastiff registered with the American Kennel Club that is 6 months or older on the day of the show and is eligible for classes offered in the premium list is able to be entered at a dog show.
A Beginners Guide To Dog Shows
The AKC offers a wide variety of resources to assist everyone from the first-time puppy buyer to the experienced dog fancier.
Many publications are free, including the Rules Applying to Dog Shows.
Understanding AKC Points
You have just won your first Winners Class at a dog show. All your hard work has finally paid off, you're ecstatic...your dog is excited...but now comes the hard part. How many points did Blaze actually earn??
According to the AKC Web Site:
To superintend events held under American Kennel Club rules, an individual must hold a license from AKC.
The American Kennel Club licenses dogs shows (competitive exhibitions in which dogs are judged in accordance with an established standard of perfection for each breed) that test and evaluate the form and function of purebred dogs.