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.

Cavalier Movement

Cavalier Movement. Is it something special? Is it something unique?—By no means! The Cavalier ...

Thoughts on the Basset Hound | Today and Yesterday

Thoughts on the Basset Hound | Today and Yesterday

I have been honored to judge the Basset Hound Club of America nationals several ...

To the Vizsla: A Robust But Lightly Built Gun Dog

Understanding the Vizsla General Appearance  | For many Breed Standards, there is a General ...

Judging The Merle Great Dane

Effective January 1, 2019, the Merle Great Dane will be permitted to be exhibited ...

How To Judge The Ridgeback’s Unique Ridge

Demystifying Ridgeback Judging Assignment - The Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Standard is one of the ...

Judging Redbone Coonhounds

Judging Redbone Coonhounds

When judging Redbone Coonhounds, I look for the overall dog. I start at the ...

Judging The Black And Tan Coonhound

Judging The Black And Tan Coonhound – “The Black and Tan Coon- hound is ...