- indicates a dog that requires approval to be used
as a stud. When using these studs, you may have to wait up to
24-hours to breed your bitch. Dogs open for public stud can be used
for breeding right now.
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.