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4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition 


The 4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition is intended to introduce new exhibitors and their puppies to the show world in a stress-free and relaxed environment. It also provides an opportunity for puppies to socialize with people and other dogs at an optimal time of their development. 

Puppies may earn points towards a Certificate of Merit or Puppy of Achievement at these competitions.


If you have not already spayed or neutered your puppy or if your puppy has been registered with a Full Registration you are eligible to enter this competition.

If your puppy is already spayed or neutered or has been registered with a Limited Registration, you can participate in other exciting AKC events.

How do I enter the 4 to 6 Month Puppy class? In order to participate in the fun, you must enter your puppy at least two-and-a-half weeks before the show. Every dog show has a “Premium List” that has all the important information about the show, including an entry form. You must fill out the entry form (either online or by mail) with the information about your puppy and which class you want to enter, i.e. the 4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy class. Each show has a "Superintendent or Show Secretary" who processes all the show entry forms. Contact the Superintendent listed to receive the show’s premium list and entry form or find them online. To complete an entry form, you’ll need your dog’s AKC registration number, a credit card or check and your dog’s AKC registration certificate so you can fill out your puppy’s “official registered” name, her dam’s (mother’s) name, her sire’s (father’s) name as well as her birthdate, breeder’s name and your contact information. You will also check off the 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy class. Once you submit your entry form with entry fee, the Superintendent will send you a confirmation of the entry via mail and email if you entered online.

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