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.

Fault Judging

We cannot get “hung up” on heads or tail carriage or teeth causing us ...

How to Judge the Biewer Terrier

Fortunately for the breed, the parent club, Biewer Terrier Club of America, has developed ...

What does Saluki’s Brief Standard Tell Us About the Breed?

Why is it brief? It is brief because, in the 1920s, there were multiple types ...

Judges’ Education For The Affenpinscher

From the January 2021 issue of ShowSight. Click to subscribe. Photo from the article “Monkey Dogs In ...

Canine Fronts Part II: A Well Laid Back Shoulder

Judging canine fronts, in the average dog, the shoulder blade is described as “well laid back” ...

When Judging Boerboels, Look for Balance

What should you look for when judging Boerboels? See what these top breeders and ...