Super Dog is a very special honor awarded at the end of the National Specialty. This honor recognizes the overall versatility of the Portuguese Water Dog by requiring participation in a variety of events. It rewards the capabilities and efforts of the individual PWD who competes in three or more events and accumulates the most overall points for placements and qualifying performance. To be eligible for SUPERDOG, dogs must be entered and compete in at least three of the seven possible areas of competition: Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Water, Rally, and (if offered) Tracking and AKC Scent Work. The scoring system allows dogs at all levels to compete and be recognized for their achievements and their versatility.