Conformation showing is not a beauty contest, as some would think, but rather the competitive assessment of an individual dogs conformation the the Breed Standard - the blueprint, if you will, that defines what makes that breed different to any other.
Of my 4 dogs, Stan and Maya do not take part in these, but Lucie & Harry do and we all find it an enjoyable day out on a competitive and a social level (and the dogs especially like getting a treat for their hard work and concentration).
Having initially been terrified of being in the ring, I have actually found I quite enjoy handling for other people and have had the opportunity to share time in the ring with some lovely dogs.
To read more about what we have been getting up to in the ring, please select from the menu on the left, including critiques where available and a handling gallery.
For my dogs show pics, please visit the galleries found on their individual pages.