AKC Releases Free Online Conformation Course for Beginners

The American Kennel Club has just released a free Conformation for Beginners online course through AKC Canine College that teaches basic Conformation skills and provides tips to boost an exhibitor’s confidence in the ring.

This comprehensive video course lays the foundation for a successful career in AKC Conformation, covering important elements of ring-craft such as stacking, how to put a lead on, and ring etiquette. Participants will become well-versed in the different classes offered by the AKC, as well as develop a greater understanding of the point progression. This highly engaging video course is a great way to prepare your club members for the ring, allowing them to perfect their Conformation skills in the comfort of their home.

The course is completely free and can be shared on your club’s website to engage new exhibitors, Match participants, Juniors and Pee Wees.

  • American Kennel Club

    Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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