To be awarded the title of Champion a dog must obtain a total of not less than seven Green Stars under seven different judges. Green Stars are certificates won at Championship Shows held under the rules of the Irish Kennel Club Limited and go towards the title of Champion. At least one Green Star towards the title of Champion must be gained after the dog reaches the age of 15 months. The title will be added to the registered name of the dog. The owner can apply for a Champion certificate on payment of the fee in force at time.