Attention: Clubs Holding Conformation Shows
Effective September 1, 2012, clubs may elect to offer four Group placings in the Puppy Group. This information must be printed in the Premium List.
The following amendment to the Conformation Show Rules, Section 12.3.1 (h) was passed by the Board in March:
12 BREEDS, CLASSES, AWARDS & SWEEPSTAKES
12.3.1 The following official awards may be made at the discretion of the officiating judges following the judging of the regular breed class. No dog eligible to compete for any of these awards may be withheld from competition except if excused by the Show Superintendent. Any exhibitor withholding a dog in contravention of this rule shall be subject to disciplinary action. Only those dogs which are defeated directly or indirectly are eligible to compete for the awards listed below.
(h) Best Puppy In Group
All Best Puppies in the breeds. Judging follows the group level judging. Clubs may elect to offer four Group placings in the puppy Group. This information must be printed in the Premium List. If a puppy is awarded a placing in the regular group, the Best Puppies in those breeds placing higher in the group level compete against that specific puppy for this award. A puppy awarded Best Puppy In Group is not required to stay for Best Puppy In Show.