Junior Showmanship at Westminster is a Limited Class. Juniors may enter the competition if they have placed first in ten or more Open Classes, with competition, in Junior Showmanship at AKC Licensed or Member shows held between December 5, 2005 and November 27, 2006, and who were at least 9 years old and under 18 years old at the time of each qualifying win. Best Junior wins do not qualify as a win for Westminster. The win must come from the Open Class and there must be competition in that Open Class in order for it to qualify toward Westminster.
Entries for dogs entered in breed competition and in Junior Showmanship competition are subject to all the provisions outlined in the premium list and on the entry form as to fee, closing date, eligibility, benching etc. Due to the large entry, a Junior may be judged on a day different from the day their breed is benched. Junior Showmanship dogs are not benched. Dogs entered in Junior Showmanship ONLY need not be champions.