Conformation

  • Ch. Anmar's Just Like A Woman, "Brandi,"<br>Breeder: Anne Benson of AnMar Pugs
  • Ch. Orchids de Oro Fantasy's Blue Sol, "Sampson," RN<br>Owners: Amanda Buse, Kelly Gerrits, Diana Hedstrom
  • Ch. NW Black Berried Brandy "DUI"<br>Breeder: Tamara Lucas of NW Pugs
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Per the AKC Conformation page: “ 'Conformation' is the official name for 'dog shows.' While they may seem glamorous, the true purpose of conformation showing is to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s conformation—his overall appearance and structure—is an indication of the dog’s ability to produce quality purebred puppies, and that is what is being judged in the ring. That’s why mixed-breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are not eligible to compete. Many times a new exhibitor will get started in dog shows by finding a mentor who is often their breeder. Many AKC clubs also offer handling classes to teach owners how to present their purebred dog to a judge at a dog show." When not showing, Conformation dogs are just like any other dog, a member of their family.

Click here to see the current PDCA Conformation Rankings.

AKC Conformation Titles

  • CH (Champion)
  • GCH (Grand Champion) - this title also has a Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum series

AKC Conformation Terminology

  • BOB (Best of Breed)
  • BOS (Best of Sex)
  • BOW (Best of Winners)
  • WD (Winner's Dog)
  • WB (Winner's Bitch)
  • RWD (Reserve Winner's Dog)
  • RWB (Reserve Winner's Dog)
  • BIS (Best In Show)
  • RBIS (Reserve Best In Show)
  • BISS (Best in Show Special)
  • G1-G4 (Breed Group First through Breed Group 4)
  • SEL (Select)
  • AOM (Award of Merit)

 May 2015-2016 Conformation Point Schedule

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