American Kunekune Pig Registry
Virtual Sanctioned Show Rules
*All pigs must be registered with AKPR. AKPR Litter Notification is acceptable for pigs under 6 months old as of the show date.
*All pigs must be double wattled.
*Exhibitors are defined as the official AKPR Registered Owners and must be an AKPR Registered Breeders in good standing.
*Handlers must be AKPR Registered Breeders, registered AKPR Associates, AKPR Junior Members or members of the Exhibitor's immediate family. Handlers are not required to own the pig(s) they exhibit.
*Breeding Classes for Boars/Sows will be grouped by age as of the show date.
*Market Classes will be grouped by declared weight. Pigs must be less than 18 months of age.
*Adult Showmanship is for Handlers 18 years of age or older as of the show date.
*Teen Showmanship is for Handlers at least 13 years of age, but not yet 18 years of age.
*Jr. Showmanship is for Handlers not yet 13 years of age.
*Exhibitors will be required to select the appropriate class when submitting entry forms. AKPR is not responsible for mistakes made on entry forms.
*Exhibitors will be required to submit videos according to the Virtual Stock Show's rules. Videos must be no longer that 1 1/2 minutes in duration.
*Videos should show all angles of the animal and not focus on the Handler except in the case of Showmanship classes. Showmanship classes should include the Handler and capture their ability and demeanor.
*Videos should not contain voices or comments. No talking.
*Handlers shall wear appropriate attire for "American style" exhibition. This includes closed toe shoes or boots, long pants/jeans, button down shirt, polo shirt, or blouse. Coats, jackets, sweaters, and vests are optional. Shorts, tee shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts are not allowed. Hats and belt buckles are acceptable.
*No farm/breeding program logos or names shall appear on attire. AKPR/PROJECT/Pedigree Pork logos are acceptable.
*No farm signs, banners, or awards allowed in videos. AKPR/PROJECT/Pedigree Pork logos are acceptable.
*Pigs shall be clean and presented as though they are in a live show.
*Respect for the judge(s) and their decisions is expected.
*Be competitive. Present yourself and your animal(s) in a professional manner. Remember to thank your judge(s) and congratulate your fellow competitors once the results are presented online.
*Our goal is to contribute to a positive outlook on the breed so that we are seen as serious by swine/pork industry members.