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AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge II Entry
AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge II Entry
AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge II Entry

AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge II Entry

IMPORTANT: Read all of the instructions below carefully before completing the AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge Entry Form. Complete all of the required fields. Read the Official Rules and type your digital signature in the signature box below to acknowledge your agreement. Verify ALL information is correct before you submit the Entry Form and pay. Entries close on August 10th, 2020 at 12pm ET. All entry fees are non-refundable.

NOTE: Do not use your dog's registered name, call name, or AKC registration number as your Entry Name with your video entry submission. Only your ORDER NUMBER from your payment receipt is acceptable as your video submission Entry Name.

$ 25.00

All AKC-recognized breeds or Miscellaneous class breeds that are at least six (6) months of age are eligible for entry in the event. To see if your breed qualifies check HERE. Dogs may be entered in one of two classes, Puppy (at least 6 months and under 12 months) or Open Class. Entry is first come, first served with a limit of 100 entries per breed. AKC’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Event. All entrants must upload a video of their dog to the AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge class entered per the instructions that follow. All handlers appearing in video entry submissions must be 18 years or older. Any entry for which a video is not uploaded will not be judged and the entry fee will not be refunded.

Video Requirements

Video should NOT exceed two minutes in length and should be created for the purposes of this event, not compiled from previously filmed footage.

Entry video must include the following:

  1. 1. Dog in stack from the front, rear and side views.
  2. 2. Dog presented in a free stack.
  3. 3. Display of appropriate oral exam for the breed (front, front/sides, front/sides/open, front/open)
  4. 4. View of dog gaiting (moving) down and back in a straight line and from the side
  5. 5. View of dog moving in profile around in a circle.

To view a sample entry video, visit the AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge information page.

Entry Submission Instructions

Read the Official Rules and acknowledge your agreement to abide by the Official Rules by entering your digital signature in the box in the entry form. No entry will be processed without digital signature.

  1. 1. Create your video entry using the requirements above.
  2. 2. Complete and pay for your entry into the AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge at AKC Shop. You must complete and pay for each entry individually.
  3. 3. After you have received your payment receipt from AKC Shop, go to https://www.clippero.com and type the breed you are entering into the challenge into the search box.
  4. 4. Find the correct AKC Challenge class by age/sex/breed for your entry on the search results page and click “Enter Challenge.”
  5. 5. Follow the instructions on Clippero.com to create an account if you have not already done so. DO NOT USE YOUR FULL NAME OR YOUR KENNEL NAME AS YOUR USERNAME ON CLIPPERO.
  6. 6. Click “Add Entry” to select and upload your video.
  7. 7. In the “Name Your Entry” field, enter your Order Number from your entry payment receipt. If you do not enter an accurate Order Number, your entry will not judged and the video will be removed from Clippero. DO NOT USE YOUR DOG'S REGISTERED NAME, CALL NAME, OR REGISTRATION NUMBER AS YOUR ENTRY NAME.You must ONLY use your Order Number from your AKC Shop payment receipt.
  8. 8. Click “Submit” to complete your video entry submission.


Entry Period and Judging Schedule

Entries open August 3, 2020 at 12pm ET and are limited to 100 dogs per breed on a first come first serve basis. Entries close on August 10th, 2020 at 12pm ET.

Breed judging will take place Friday, August 14th, 2020 beginning at 12pm ET through Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 6pm ET, with breed winners announced on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. Group judging will begin on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 12pm ET and conclude on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 12pm ET. Group winners will be announced on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Best in Show judging will begin on Monday, August 24th, 2020 and conclude at 12pm ET on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. Best in Show will be announced on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.

Why We Like It

The AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge is an opportunity to stay active in the conformation community during this pause in physical participation. Your star canine can earn the honor of Best in Show and a $200 grand prize from the comfort of your home!

Good For

Suitable for individuals over eighteen (18) years of age who exhibit a dog that is an AKC-recognized breed or Miscellaneous class breed that is at least six (6) months of age. The dog does not need to be registered with the AKC.

Delivery Info

You will receive a digital download with entry instructions for your reference upon purchase.

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