Conformation

BEST OF BREED NATIONAL

BEST OF BREED NATIONAL

2016 BTCA National Specialty Show
June 4, 2016
BEST IN SPECIALTY
GCHB Ch. LAMZ Let Them Eat Cake CA
Owners: Lydia Frey, Laurie Zembrzuski, & Gaby Gilbeau

BEST OF BREED FLOATING

BEST OF BREED FLOATING

2016 BTCA National Floating Specialty Show
September 4, 2016
BEST IN SPECIALTY
GCH CH Sandon N’ Oakhill A Tad Above
Bred and owned by Sandra Miles and Foley Harper
Judge: Mr. Randy Garren

“Conformation” is the official name for “dog shows.” While they may seem glamorous, the true purpose of conformation showing is to evaluate breeding stock.  The dog’s conformation, the overall appearance and structure, is an indication of the dog’s ability to produce quality purebred puppies, and that is what is being judged in the ring.  That is why mixed-breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are not eligible to compete.  Many times a new exhibitor will get started in dog shows by finding a mentor, usually the breeder from whom they acquired their puppy.  Many AKC clubs also offer handling classes to teach owners how to present their purebred dog to a judge at a dog show.