Posts with tag conformation


Gone to the Dogs

There’s a thing going on in the dog world these days. It is not a good thing. It can be hard to talk about objectively, simply because we do all care so very much about our dogs, and the fate of dogs in general. This ungood thing has become so pervasive that we can be… read more

Five Terrier races during the UKC Grand Nationals saw the feisty, energetic breeds using their speed for ribbons and fun. Photo © United Kennel Club.

UKC 2012 Gateway Nationals Showcase Conformation and Performance Events

Three days of competition at the Purina Events Center in Gray Summit, Mo., brought together more than 600 dogs for United Kennel Club conformation, agility, obedience, rally obedience, lure coursing, Terrier races and dock diving. The UKC Gateway Nationals, in their third year, were designed to support the registry’s “Total Dog” philosophy, according to Tony… read more

Where Are We Headed?

One of the topics most often discussed these days among hard-core dog show devotees is the future of our sport. Several years ago it was brought to our attention that AKC registrations were declining, and since then the subject of what can be done to draw more people into the sport of showing dogs and… read more