A specialty conformation show is a dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type, as described in a breed's individual breed standard. A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard. Dogs are judged based on their structure while stacked (standing) as well as their gait (movement) to evaluate whether or not they are capable of performing their breed's intended purpose.
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. Once a Championship is completed, dogs may earn points toward their Grand Championship, and then Grand Championship Excellent. Region is not a factor in determining points for a win in Canada - the point schedule is the same across the country.
WCEC is pleased to offer whippet specialties in conformation.
Jax, with owner Eva