Competition and Shows

Conformation is the official name for dog shows. The purpose of dog shows is to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s 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’s why mixed-breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are not eligible to compete. Many American Kennel Clubclubs also offer handling classes to teach owners how to present their purebred dog to a judge at a dog show. There are also many other dog sports that include agility, canine freestyle, discs, dock jumping, flyball, herding trials, lure coursing, and tracking.

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