Showing content tagged with: conformation

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
Expert Advice: Feature Stud Double
Multiple-sire litters are not new to breeders, yet they represent less than 1 percent of AKC registration statistics. But why? The practice is rooted in science, and with DNA testing being commonplace, why not hedge your bets? Still, historically, breeders have shied away from the practice, which, while appealing, is not without controversy. Accidental breedings […] | June 2, 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
Expert Advice: Conformation How Many Dogs Per Litter?
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: How many litters are too many for one dog? I met this lady yesterday who has her female on the 4th litter. Granted, the dog is old enough to have this many litters, but I am curious if there are any noticeable characteristics in a puppy from the 3rd or 4th litter […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Choosing A Stud When Breeding
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: My question regards breeding. I have a young male Beagle, about a year and a half, and I'd like to breed him with another beagle. I am told by my veterinarian, who has bred beagles extensively in the past that it is next to impossible for a breeder to accept my dog […] | May 17, 2015

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