Conformation and Obedience Shows
May 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2017
Dog shows are the most frequent and best-known events regulated and promoted by the American Kennel Club. Thousands of them are held annually in communities across America. They celebrate and help to preserve the distinctive features of different breeds, and they provide a forum in which dogs are evaluated for future breeding programs.
At shows, whether for one breed or many, dogs are competing for one to five points, which advance a dog toward the coveted title of Champion. It takes fifteen points, awarded by at least three different judges at separate shows to earn a Championship.
Dogs are judged against their breed’s standard. Each of the over 140 breeds recognized by the AKC has its own written standard. Standards describe the ideal size, color and temperament of each breed, as well as proportion, structure and movement.
At the largest all-breed shows, thousands of contestants are narrowed down to a single dog – all in the course on one day’s judging. To accomplish this, judges must be able to recognize not only how well a dog conforms to its breed standard, but also the inner qualities that animate the spirit of a champion.
Dog shows are the backbone of the AKC’s network of more than 4000 member and affiliate clubs. Each year, hundreds of thousands of fanciers enjoy them, as participants or spectators. They are an important contribution to America’s culture and economy and reflect the satisfying bond between man and dog.
The club welcomes new members. For information about Klamath Dog Fanciers, Inc. please contact Julie Snyder at 541 591-4247