The AKC formula for a dog becoming a Grand Champion isn’t all that complicated — once you read it a few times, you should have it down. Today AKC has posted Holmes’ points through the 15th of October. They show he has 20 points, 4 majors, and has defeated 2 Champions. On October 16th (not yet posted) he defeated 14 dogs, including one Champion. In our AKC Division, 14 dogs equals a 5-point major. That means that Holmes is Grand Champion C-Myste The Game’s Afoot At Elyan. It also means we didn’t need to enter Pueblo. So, the pressure (such as it was) is off. I am very proud of our funny boy, and, as an aside, I wish I could count. Holmes is Chase’s second Grand Champion child — right behind the lovely “Nikki” Grand Champion Wellshire Absolut Magic.
* ps This up tonight on the AKC website:
GCH CH C-Myste The Game’s Afoot At Elyan
Number of Points 25
Number Major Wins 5
Number Major Judges 5
Total Number Judges 8
Events w/CH Defeated 3