Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: Sports Judgment Day: How Does Someone Become a Dog Show Judge?
There are two kinds of pointers at dog shows. The first are elegant, English dogs with dished faces, tails shaped like bee stingers, and the hard-wired instinct to signal the location of camouflaged birds with the slow-motion lift of a front paw. The other pointers, by contrast, are found in every ring. Being human, they […] | February 21, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports For a Grieving Owner, This Toller Made the Difference
From the time he was three weeks old, curled up with his littermates in a Minnesota breeder’s whelping box, Nathan made quite the impression on Janis Dibert, who had recently lost her husband Dennis. A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owner for 17 years, Dibert says, “Usually puppies are matched to you based on the information you […] | February 1, 2019
Sports & Events How to Get Started Showing Your Dog
Have you attended a dog show or seen one on television and thought that it looked like an activity you might enjoy with your dog? Getting started is easier than you think. Learn how to prepare to show your dog, including handling classes, finding a mentor, entering an event, and what to expect at your first AKC conformation […] | January 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Pedigrees: The Breeder’s Roadmap
Pedigrees are the breeder’s roadmap. They tell us where we’ve been, and they can help guide us in the future. What kind of traveler are you—the adventurous type who takes off without a map and explores unknown byways, or the planner who carefully maps a journey with a very specific destination? Or are you so […] | January 9, 2019
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 […] | 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 […] | December 3, 2018
Sports & Events AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin – 2019
AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin returns to Orlando, Florida on December 14 & 15, 2019. Watch live on or your favorite device. | November 28, 2018
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 […] | 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 […] | November 7, 2018
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 […] | October 24, 2018

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