In USA and Canada a point system decides on title recognition. A dog needs 15 points to get the American Championship. On every show there are points for the "Winners Dog" (best male) and the "Winners Bitch" (best female). The number of points depends on the number of dogs who participate, it differs from state to state. 1 point for the winner with 2 or more dogs in the ring - up to 5 points with large entries (not reporting numbers!). Shows that bring 3 or more points are called "Majors". If a dog has won two such "Majors" among two different judges he will also receive the championship regardless of how many points he has collected. The American and Canadian system are very similar. The classes are identical, but the number of points differs. In Canada a dog can also get points when placed in his group. When a dog becomes BOB, he gets 2 points, for the group one more (a total of 3). If he is BIS, he gets a total of 5 points.
Sweepstakes (non official classes):Basically there is a completely different class division for males and bitches separately:
- 06-09 months
- 09-12 months
- 12-15 months
- 15-18 months