Conformation

Conformation

Your dogs are bred for winning. They’re ready to be trained, showcased and judged. But how do you start? Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about conformation. From breed standards to which shows to enter to updates on the latest competitors, this is your one-stop resource for dog conformation information.

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Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Featuring six of seven Group First winners fed Purina Pro Plan, the star-studded lineup shined with Top 100 dogs, many ranked No. 1 in their breed.

Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs took top honors at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts. More than 2,800 dogs competed at the prestigious dog show, which aired live to millions of viewers worldwide.
A spunky, full-of-himself attitude has given Multi-BIS Lotrando Sunshine Celebration a winning edge, says owner-handler Vanessa Skou of Mooresville, North Carolina. The No. 1 West Highland White Terrier all systems and No. 3 Terrier sent Skou halfway around the world to Slovakia to pick him up as a 9-month-old puppy.
A powerful 4-year-old black male Giant Schnauzer called “Ty” is the No. 1 dog in the country, having earned 56 Bests in Show.
A mischievous and endlessly energetic 4-year-old Siberian Husky called “Amaze” has set a record as the winningest bitch in breed history with 22 Bests in Show.
With clownish energy, Multi-BIS GCH Kamand Full Of Beans @ Erinhill has become the No. 1 Sussex Spaniel in all-breed competition.
The most versatile Saluki of all time, “Pepé,” a 7-year-old gold male, has proved to be extraordinary.
“Toodles,” a spirited 3-year-old white-and-tan Parson Russell Terrier, has become the winningest dog in breed history.
A spunky, athletic 4-year-old brown-and-white particolored Spanish Water Dog called “Jango” has claimed top titles in the breed as as well as the hearts of his owners.
A Smooth Dachshund called “Jana” captured her sixth Best in Show in April, making the 2-year-old the top Best in Show winning Smooth bitch in breed history.
A rising star in her breed, a regal 2-year-old Great Dane called “Pandora” captured two major awards this October at the 2015 Great Dane Club of America National Specialty in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The award-winning Bloodhound called “Nathan” (Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Flessner’s International S’cess, MT) made waves last fall when he captured Best in Show, and America’s heart, at the 2014 “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina.”