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.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever | Clumsy or Agile

I have been showing and training Golden Retriever breed since 1976, and even though ...

The Outline of the Curly-Coated Retriever

The Curly-Coated Retriever has a unique profile that distinguishes it from other breeds. The ...

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: DQ for Dewclaws?

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: DQ for Dewclaws?

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: DQ for Dewclaws? The current situation in countries that have laws ...

Chinese Crested Dog Breed Judging Dog Shows

Judging The Chinese Crested Breed

When judging the Chinese Crested breed, judges should remember that both varieties are judged ...

Insights from Herding Group Judges

Showsight reached out to top AKC Judges for Herding Group and asked them for ...

Judging The Maltese

Thank you TNT, Bonnie, and the AMA for asking me to write this. It ...

Foxy Expression in a Hardy Game Terrier

Cairn Terriers are, highly social but still vigilant for quarry. The breed is alert, ...

The Basics Of Judging | The Italian Greyhound

When I was asked to write another article about judging my beloved breed, I ...