Showing

SHOWING

The most popular form of canine competition in this country is the dog show - the contest for Kennel Club registered pure-bred dogs, such as those seen at Crufts. The Kennel Club sets a Breed Standard for every breed of dog it recognises, which represents the ideal conformation and characteristics for that breed. At shows, the Judge must compare each dog with the Breed Standard to find the dog nearest to that ideal picture of the breed. The competition isn't purely reliant on the mere presence of the dog; the handler themselves must display their dog in a static position and in motion too, being able to show the immaculate condition that the dog is in, demonstrating the high level of care through aspects such as quality and build of muscle, coat and general health, championing itself as 100% fit for purpose and an exemplary example of the breed.