What Is A Dog Show?

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While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, this is far from the truth. Conformation shows are a means of measuring each dog against their breed standard (not each other) with the idea being that the closer an individual dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that will also meet the breed standard. Anyone interested in Boxers want a dog that looks and acts like a BOXER!

Since conformation dog shows intent is to judge breeding stock, spayed/neutered purebreds and mixed breed dogs are ineligible to compete (though there are loads of other events such dogs do excel - see above).

As one of the most popular AKC events, conformation events range from large all breed shows with over 3,000 dogs of every breed entered, to smaller specialty club shows featuring only one breed (or group - such as the Northstar Working Group specialty).

One of the main events held by the Minnesota Boxer Club is their annual specialty show - a conformation (with obedience) show featuring only Boxers.

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Meetings are open to all members and are generally held at the Perkins in Golden Valley, off Louisiana Avenue and 394.

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