UNDERSTANDING THE POINTS
The point system in Canada is one of the easiest to understand. Unlike the AKC, because of the vastness of the country
the point system in Ontario is the same as B.C. and Quebec and all other provinces and territories.
The first point system starts at WINNERS . These points are based on the TOTAL number of dogs
competing at the WINNERS level meaning all non-champion dogs defeated in each breed. The point system is
Dogs Competing 1 2
3-5 6-9 10-12 13 or More
1 2 3
Note the Dogs Competing INCLUDES the dog awarded WINNERS.
To determine the total points available, you simply add up ALL dogs in competition. This includes ALL dogs
in ALL classes -Puppy, Bred By, Canadian Bred, Open. Subtract any absent dogs. Let's say the entry is as follows:
remembering the breakdown, there are 3 class males, 7 class females, 2 Special Males and 1 Specials Females.
IF all entered dogs are in attendance, Winners Male would win 2 points(3-5 dogs=2 points), Winners female would win 3
points(6-9 dogs =3 points). One of these two will be awarded BEST of WINNERS. Using the point system, you
add up BOTH sets of winners(3+7=10). Let's say the Winners Male goes Best of Winners. He earned 2 points at winners but because
he also defeated the 7 females he defeated a TOTAL of 10 dogs therefor gets 4 points. NOTE that
he DOES NOT get his 2 PLUS the female 3 points! The system is the TOTAL DOGS DEFEATED!!!!!!!
Let's take our wonderdog a little farther. Not only does he go Best of Winners, he goes BEST of BREED!!!
Wow! Now how many points does he have? Simple...total dogs in his breed were 13. Going by the chart, any dog that defeats
13 or more gets an automatic 5 points-the MAXIMUM allowed at a show.