Breed Judging

Every issue of ShowSight Magazine contains articles on judging the various breeds within all seven AKC Groups plus Miscellaneous breeds and Foundation Stock Service (FSS) Breeds. We are fortunate to work alongside parent clubs and judges to create a better awareness of each breed and how it should be viewed in the dog show Conformation ring.

The purpose of conformation shows (also known as dog shows) is to evaluate breeding stock. Judges select winners based on their ability to contribute and improve the next generation of dogs.

Understanding The Weimaraner Standard

The Weimaraner is a medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features, presenting a picture ...

Judging the Great Dane: Mighty Apollo of Dogs

Type, style, movement, and balance…important words when judging Great Danes.

Judging the Basset: The Field-Ring Connection

Bred to hunt over varied terrain and through uncertain weather, the Basset is a ...

Judging the Doberman: A Sleek and Powerful Breed

Doberman breed authority Peggy Adamson said, “Breed type emerges from the whole standard.” The ...

Quick Reference Guide: Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier a sturdy, compact parti-colored dog, giving the appearance of elegance and ...

Judging the Chow Chow

Article contributed by: Love Banghart We all agree that when judging any breed, the ...

Rat Terriers: Perfect Balance of Elegance, Fitness, and Power

Article contributed by: Tracey Kallas, Rat Terrier Club of America GENERAL APPEARANCE As a ...

The Sport of the Non-Sporting Group

This month our editors reached out to AKC Non-Sporting Group Judges to share their ...