Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Conformation shows, also referred to as breed shows, are a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard. As the breed standard has only to do with the externally observable qualities of the dog such as appearance, movement, and temperament, separately tested for qualities such as tests for ability in specific work or dog sports, tests for genetic health, tests for general health or specific tests for inherited disease, or any other specific tests for characteristics that cannot be directly observed, are not part of the judging in conformation shows. When a dog has completed the necessary number of wins in conformation shows, and fulfilled any other conditions that may be required by the individual breed club or kennel club, the dog is said to have completed a conformation championship. The exact rules of conformation showing and requirements for championships vary with the regulating kennel club or breed club. The first modern conformation dog show was held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1859.Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
|Author||:||Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster|