Finally, a dog show any dog can enter!

You don’t have to wait until the next AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to enter your dog in a nationwide dog show – you don’t even have to own a champion! Enter DogChannel’s Best in Show contest and see how your canine companion stacks up against competition from around the country.


How to Enter
Upload your dog’s photo into the American Kennel Club Group his or her breed belongs to – or into the mixed breed contest if you own a lovable mutt. Each Group contest page has a link to learn more about the breeds in that Group. Then, spread the word about your entry and ask your friends to vote for your dog.

Dogs may only be entered once in the contest. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

Contest voting ends April 14 at 12 a.m. EST.

The dog with the most votes in each Group will be named Group winner, and the dog with the most votes overall will be named Best in Show. The Group and Best in Show winners will be announced on DogChannel. Each Group winner will receive 500 points to use toward Club Dog Rewards items. The Best in Show winner will receive 1,000 points and the title of “DogChannel’s Best in Show.”

Sporting Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Sporting

Pointers, retrievers, setters, and spaniels make up the Sporting Group, which includes active and alert breeds such as the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever.

Working Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Working

Dogs in the Working Group were originally bred to perform a job. They include such breeds as the Doberman Pinscher, Siberian Husky, Boxer, and Great Dane..

Toy Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Toy

Don’t let their small size fool you; dogs in the Toy Group have big personalities. Breeds include the Pug, Pomeranian, Affenpinscher, and other tiny, but tough, dogs.!

Herding Dog

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Herding

The Herding Group, known for intelligence and instinct to drive herds of animals, includes Australian Shepherds, German Shepherd Dogs, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Hound Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Hound

Dachshunds, Beagles, and Greyhounds are just a few members of the Hound Group, which includes breeds known for acute scenting powers and hunting heritage.

Terrier Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Terrier

Energetic and feisty, dog breeds in the Terrier Group vary in size, and include the West Highland Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Airedale Terrier.

Non-Sporting Dogs

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Non-Sporting

Breeds in the Non-Sporting Group vary in size, coat, and temperament. This rainbow of a group includes breeds like the Poodle, Bichon Frise, Lhasa Apso, Bulldog, and Shiba Inu.

Mixed Breeds

Longest Dog Tongue Contest - Mixed Breed

Though not recognized by the American Kennel Club, dogs in the mixed-breed “group” can embody some of the best traits of each of the breeds in their lineage.

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