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The purpose of a conformation show (Championship, Open or Parade) is for the judge to measure the exhibited dogs against the breed standard.
The judge will typically observe the exhibit (dog) standing ("on the stack"), and moving. A skilled exhibitor will handle the exhibit to best demonstrate its attributes. "Stacking" means that the dog is placed in the best posture for the judge's observation. A careful pace will best demonstrate the exhibit's movement for the judge.
Success in all canine competition disciplines is a partnership between dog and handler. The handler (exhibitor) must know what they are doing. The dog (exhibit) must be suitably trained to know what is expected. A novice exhibitor is advised to seek instruction from their dog's breeder or owner of its sire. It is in the best interest of these people that your exhibit is shown at its best. Our Club offers show training at our regular training nights and as advertised at Members Competitions.
These shows are in the same format as Championship Shows, however Challenge Certificates are not available and Champions may only compete if the schedule permits.
These are shows approved by the Victorian Canine Association Inc. and usually are run for charity or in conjunction with some other community activity.
We would like to give a big thank you to Jeremy Inverno for the great photos.
Comformation Judging 19/09/2016 (Click Photo to Start Slideshow)