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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Winning Best in Show at the most prestigious terrier show in the world, Montgomery County Kennel Club, with her fiery, dynamic 3 ½-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” was a dream come true for owner Keith Bailey of Knoxville, Tennessee.

When a passionate terrier lover named Victor Malzoni Jr. was looking for a nice Wire Fox Terrier bitch in 2010, he asked another passionate terrier lover, pro handler Gabriel Rangel, to help him find one.

A record-setting 4-year-old Black Russian Terrier named “Oli” stirs excitement at shows with his confidence, beautiful movement and sound temperament.

A small dog with a big-dog temperament, “Ringo,” a 3-year-old male Wirehaired Dachshund, has a natural rock-star attitude when it comes to dog shows.

With a fiery expression and head-turning style, a 3-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” has sparkled his way to the top of the breed rankings and earned a spot as the No. 1 Terrier in all systems.

A stylish 2 ½-year-old male Havanese named “Bono” put on the glitz with his lively personality and springy stroll down the red-carpet runway to win Best in Show at the third annual “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.” One of six Group First winners

Meet the top-winning Australian Shepherd in history, "Grace", who set the record as top best in show winner and the professional handler Megan Hof who got her there.
With his easygoing temperament and star-studded magnetism, a 7-year-old red male named “Nik” took naturally to dog shows and has become the top-winning Akita in history.
Meet “Bono”, a charming, sweet and playful, 2-year-old silver-and-white male who is the top-winning Best in Show and Toy Group First Havanese in breed history.
Meet "Violet", the Scottish Deerhound who has tallied more than 32 Bests in Show in the AKC National Owner-Handler Series and become the winningest Hound in history.
Fueled by the nutrition of Purina Pro Plan, a Wire Fox Terrier named “King” (GCH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home) took Best in Show honors at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.