Conformation

Conformation

Your dogs are bred for winning. They’re ready to be trained, showcased and judged. But how do you start? Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about conformation. From breed standards to which shows to enter to updates on the latest competitors, this is your one-stop resource for dog conformation information.

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Meet the top-winning Australian Shepherd in history, "Grace", who set the record as top best in show winner and the professional handler Megan Hof who got her there.
With his easygoing temperament and star-studded magnetism, a 7-year-old red male named “Nik” took naturally to dog shows and has become the top-winning Akita in history.
Meet “Bono”, a charming, sweet and playful, 2-year-old silver-and-white male who is the top-winning Best in Show and Toy Group First Havanese in breed history.
Meet "Violet", the Scottish Deerhound who has tallied more than 32 Bests in Show in the AKC National Owner-Handler Series and become the winningest Hound in history.
Weather extremes make it difficult to train and keep your sporting dog sharp during the off-season. Learn 5 simple indoor obedience drills created by professional gun dog trainers that can help keep your sporting dog in top mental and physical shape year-round.
Fueled by the nutrition of Purina Pro Plan, a Wire Fox Terrier named “King” (GCH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home) took Best in Show honors at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Featuring six of seven Group First winners fed Purina Pro Plan, the star-studded lineup shined with Top 100 dogs, many ranked No. 1 in their breed.

Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs took top honors at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts. More than 2,800 dogs competed at the prestigious dog show, which aired live to millions of viewers worldwide.
A spunky, full-of-himself attitude has given Multi-BIS Lotrando Sunshine Celebration a winning edge, says owner-handler Vanessa Skou of Mooresville, North Carolina. The No. 1 West Highland White Terrier all systems and No. 3 Terrier sent Skou halfway around the world to Slovakia to pick him up as a 9-month-old puppy.
A powerful 4-year-old black male Giant Schnauzer called “Ty” is the No. 1 dog in the country, having earned 56 Bests in Show.
A mischievous and endlessly energetic 4-year-old Siberian Husky called “Amaze” has set a record as the winningest bitch in breed history with 22 Bests in Show.
With clownish energy, Multi-BIS GCH Kamand Full Of Beans @ Erinhill has become the No. 1 Sussex Spaniel in all-breed competition.