What is a Conformation Show?
A written standard for each breed describes the appearance of a dog built to perform well at the job it was bred to do. Dogs are judged both standing and on the move, first within their own breed and if they are judged Best of Breed or Best Puppy in Breed they go on to compete against other breeds in their group, then in show.
Under the Canadian Kennel Club rules, 10 points are needed for a Championship, with wins awarded by at least three different judges, and at least one "major" win of two or more points. More titles can then be acheived. For more complete information go to the Canadian Kennel Club site : http://www.ckc.ca/en/Events/Overview-of-Events/Conformation
The membership participates in events and around the town, helping to further good will and positive canine representation. The annual Keswick Santa Claus parade, the Sutton Agricultural Fair, local business openings, elementary school visits and therapy dog visitations are but a few of the clubs involvement's. 1998 saw the club join with the local canine control arm of the town to hold their first successful rabies clinic in Keswick. As a further gesture of good will, the club donated the moneys from the admission to the annual shows to local charities and to a bursary at the local high school.
Everyone wants their dog to be a good neighbor. Let us assist you reach that goal. We offer insight into dog behavior, assistance on specific problems and help you on your way to having a well behaved and trained dog.
*PLEASE NOTE: We cap our classes due to size of our facility and for teaching purposes. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. There is no 'pre' sign up. Plan to arrive early on our registration evenings.*
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