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.

Judge Priorities, Not Point Scales

The AKC Bulldog breed standard was penned by the Bulldog Club of America (BCA) ...

The Rottweiler Gestalt

The Rottweiler Gestalt: Most articles written about a breed go over the same “big ...

West Highland White Terrier Judging Guide

How to Evaluate a West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier Judging Guide: Conformation judges hold the long-term future of the ...

Patricia Trotter | 2021 WKC Best In Show Judge

Patricia Trotter | 2021 WKC Best In Show Judge

Patricia Trotter - Interview with 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show Judge, talking ...

Profiles in Curls | Barbet Proportion and Presentation

The body of a Barbet must be both substantial and athletic, exhibiting no exaggeration. The ...

Field Spaniel Colors, Patterns, and Markings

Color, pattern, and markings are the first things you notice when you meet a ...