American Kunekune Pig Registry

Virtual Sanctioned Shows

​Show rules:

  • Exhibitors must be the AKPR Registered Owners and AKPR Registered Breeders in good standing.

  • Pigs must be registered with AKPR except for piglets under 6 months old, as of the show date, which must be AKPR Litter Notified.

  • All pigs must be double wattled.

  • 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.

  • Showmanship Classes are grouped by handlers' age as of the show date.

  • AKPR is not responsible for mistakes made on entry forms.

  • Respect for the judge(s) and their decisions is expected.

  • Our goal is to contribute to a positive outlook on the breed so that we are seen as serious by swine/pork industry members.


Video Guidelines:


  • Videos must be between 60 and 90 seconds in duration and shot in the horizontal 16:9 aspect ratio (i.e. rotate your phone to landscape mode).

  • Videos should not contain voices or comments.  No talking.

  • 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 be shot at the animals height and show the animal walking toward and away from the camera as well as a profile of both sides.

  • Handlers shall drive the animal using a pig stick, cane or pig whip.  Pig boards are not allowed.  Keep your pig moving.

  • 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 logos or names shall appear on attire, signs or banners.  AKPR/PROJECT/Pedigree Pork logos are acceptable.


  • Pigs shall be clean and presented as though they are in a live show.  

  • Find a separate area to show your pig.  They should not be on pasture or in a pen with other animals.

  • Do not alter or edit your raw video in any way.

Finally, be competitive.  Present yourself and your animal(s) in a professional and sportsman-like manner.  Thank your judge(s) and congratulate your fellow competitors once the results are presented online.  And, don't forget to have fun!