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Expert Advice: Conformation Why No Mixed Breeds? And Other Questions About Conformation Dog Shows
While watching a dog show on television or in person, many casual viewers find themselves completely mystified about aspects of the sport. But here are answers to four basic questions to give you a better understanding of dog shows. Who attends dog shows? Most handlers you’ll see in the TV portion of the show are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/questions-about-dog-shows/ | December 4, 2018
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch Conformation at the AKC National Championship
The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin will take place Saturday to Sunday, December 15 to 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream starting on Saturday, December 15 at 12 p.m. ET. Watch the TV premiere on New Year's Day on […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/watch-conformation-akc-national-championship/ | December 3, 2018
Sports & Events AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin – Information
AKC National Championship by Royal Canin returns to Orlando, Florida on December 15 & 16, 2018. Here's how to catch the big dog show in person or on AKC.TV.
https://www.akc.org/sports/nationalchampionship/ | November 28, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Conformation 101: Crash Course in Dog Show Competition
Participating in dog shows can be beyond daunting for newcomers: It’s tough to be the new kid on the block, especially when it appears everyone else has been taught a secret set of dance steps while you bumble along, oblivious to the judge’s instructions or the rules of competition. But the good news is that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-to-get-started-in-dog-show-competitions/ | November 19, 2018
Expert Advice: News How to Watch the Houston World Series of Dog Shows
Boston may have cinched the World Series, but Houston has the monopoly on its canine namesake: the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, held every July at the sprawling NRG Center. If you didn't brave the Texas summer heat to attend this year, don't sweat it. On Sunday, November 11, at noon ET, you can […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/watch-houston-world-series-dog-shows/ | November 7, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Meet the Best in Show Judge for the 2018 AKC National Championship
Native New Yorkers tell it like it is, and Elliott B. Weiss — the Best in Show judge at this year’s AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin — is no exception. “I was a teenager, and I grew up without a dog,” he explains about how he got involved in the sport of purebred […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-the-best-in-show-judge-for-the-2018-akc-national-championship/ | October 24, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Uno the Champion Beagle Won the Hearts of American Dog Lovers
It’s been a decade since Uno (Ch. K-Run’s Park Me in First) put his paw print on Westminster Kennel Club and American dog-show lore with a crowd-roaring triumph on the green carpet of Madison Square Garden. The 15-inch Beagle, who bayed and barked his way into fame and died recently at age 13, will be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/uno-the-champion-beagle-won-the-hearts-of-american-dog-lovers/ | October 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Events 17 Winning Show Dogs: A Roundup of AKC National Championship Winners
Taking top prize at a conformation show is an honor for any dog. But winning the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is one of the highest honors in the sport. This weekend-long national dog show welcomes entries from all over the world and from all 192 AKC-recognized breeds as they face off for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/winning-dogs-roundup-akc-national-championship-winners/ | September 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: News This 88-Year-Old Competitor Proves There Are No Age Limits When It Comes to Dog Sports
Donna Elizares is 88, yet she still embraces the mental and physical dynamics of dog-ring challenges. Since 1946, when she was a 16-year-old showing a Pekingese in conformation, Elizares, of Damascus, Ore., has competed in American Kennel Club (AKC) sports. She was inducted into the Papillon Club of America Hall of Fame in 2017 and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/88-year-old-competitor/ | September 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Max the Westie Is a Champion at Therapy Work and Conformation
When Drs. Carole Schuster and Philip Abessinio, of Locust Valley, N.Y., bought their West Highland White Terrier four years ago, the duo set some ambitious goals. They hoped their new canine companion, Max, would be a therapy dog, Canine Good Citizen, and a successful conformation competitor. The dynamic, 20-pound pup hasn't disappointed. "I was looking […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/west-highland-white-terrier-max-therapy/ | July 31, 2018

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