Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: News Doberman Pinscher Family Unites to Celebrate The Dog Breed
Doberman Pinscher Club of America National is a time when the Doberman family unites to celebrate our breed. Here are some highlights of our 2014 event. It was a whirlwind week of shows, parties, meetings, seminars, and shopping for everything Doberman. Here are some of the highlights. The event area was ready for the “showdown in the heartland.” Decorating […] | June 15, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Considering the Whole Dog
AKC Gazette breed column: West Highland White Terriers Very often, dog fanciers will gravitate toward some features in their dogs more than others. It’s understandable. There’s a downside, however. One can get carried away with a specific feature to the point of tolerating glaring blemishes, while genuine virtues go ignored. We’ve all heard about “tooth fairies,” “size […] | June 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Want to Do Well at the Dog Show? Prepare All You Can Ahead of Time
Sometimes it can take years to know what judge to show under. You can rely on the knowledge of other experienced competitors, and even that can be wrong. Learn what the breed standard says, and not what you fantasize it to be. The only way to succeed is to look objectively at how to achieve […] | June 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Are We Forgetting the Importance of Tuck-up in the Borzoi Breed?
One aspect of silhouette in the Borzoi standard is underline. The standard does not specifically mention underline; however, this aspect of the breed reflects the combination of chest, ribs, back, and loin. The standard says the following: Chest rather narrow, with great depth of brisket. Ribs very deep, giving room for heart and lung play. […] | June 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports AKC Performance Events: Getting Started
AKC Performance Events provide a means to evaluate a dog’s ability in the field. Performance events include both tests and trials. In tests, a dog’s performance is judged against an established standard. It is a pass/fail event. In trials, a dog’s performance is judged against that of the other competitors. Dogs are placed first through […] | June 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices 5 Dog Breeding Tips from Janina Laurin of Chateau Blanc Belgian Tervuren
Five lessons learned during a lifetime in dog breeding: 1. A critical eye is a must in assessing the value and worth of your dog’s contributions to a breeding program. It may mean changing your mind on the stud dog you thought would add something, turning down a potential bitch to your stud dog, or […] | June 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Conformation Measuring Show Dogs
The wicket used to measure show dogs is pretty accurate, as long as the judge is paying attention and knows where to measure. Judges must take the time to learn how to use the wicket and to do it in a timely fashion. Remember, it is not important what the dog’s actual size is, just […] | June 9, 2015
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Expert Advice: Events Event Bulletin: May 2015
Here are some of the latest updates from Event Operations:   Here are some of the latest updates from Event Operations: Special Attractions – Standing approval has been granted for those Special Attractions that appear on the second page of the Special Attraction Application. If your club is holding one of these Special Attractions with standing […] | May 27, 2015
Expert Advice: News The Greenwich KC All Breed Dog Show 83 Years Old In June
The Greenwich Kennel Club (GKC), one of the oldest all-breed dog clubs in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey which held its first annual all-breed dog show in 1930, is in the final preparation stages for their 2015 annual outdoor dog show that is taking place on June 6th. This well-established […] | May 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? AKC Events For A Neutered Dog
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: I will be adopting a Rough Collie and planned on neutering him. I am now debating it and wanted to know what AKC events we can do with a neutered dog. Conformation? Obedience? AKC Rally? Junior Handling? Herding? Thanks for your help. -- Enhancing Exhibitor Experiences Dear Enhancing: Congratulations on getting your […] | May 18, 2015

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