The official term for dog shows is conformation — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard! It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.
Whether you're ramping up for a specialty or starting a new dog, our ongoing drop-in classes are a great chance to build your dog's skills and confidence in a stress-free environment. Work on stacking, exams, movement patterns, and more! This is a drop-in class capped at 10 students, we recommend you sign up in advance to reserve your spot. If you have not pre-registered, please give us a call before coming to class to be sure we have not reached capacity.