Saturday, December 20, 2014

Conformation


The American Kennel Club approves and maintains the official records of over 15,000 sanctioned and licensed events each year. There are approximately 500 member clubs and over 4,000 affiliated clubs. Hoosier Rottweiler Club, Inc. is one of the licensed, affiliated clubs. As such, HRC adheres to AKC rules and regulations.

Dog shows are the most frequent and best known events. In Conformation, the judging is based on each breed’s Official Breed Standard and provides a forum in which dogs are evaluated for future breeding programs. The Standards describe the ideal size, color, and temperament of each breed, as well as proportion, structure, and movement.

At these shows, whether it is an All-Breed or Specialty Show, the dogs are competing for one to five points, which will advance a dog toward the title of Champion. It takes 15 points, including two major wins (three, four, or five points), awarded by at least three different judges at separate shows, to earn a championship.
Some of the All-Breed Shows or Specialty Shows offer Obedience, Rally, and Agility as part of the venue. In the summer shows can be held outside and inside. Always plan to bring your own chairs and spend the day.