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An American Cocker Spaniel show dog with its ears wrapped in preparation for showing
An American Cocker Spaniel show dog with its ears wrapped in preparation for showing

A show dog is a purebred dog that is displayed at conformation dog shows to determine how well it conforms to established breed standards. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3107 × 2069 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3107 × 2069 pixel, file size: 1. ... The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of dog that originated in the United Kingdom and was brought to Canada and the United States in the late 1800s. ... Purebreds, also called purebreeds or pedigreed, are cultivated varieties or cultivars of a species, achieved through the process of selective breeding. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog Canis lupus is a type of canine, a mammal in the order Carnivora. ... In a conformation show, judges familiar with specific dog breeds evaluate individual dogs for how well they conform to published breed standards. ... A breed standard (also called bench standard) in animal fancy and animal husbandry is a set of guidelines which is used to insure that the animals produced by a breeding facility conform to the specifics of the breed. ...


In many cases, show dog is used to distinguish dogs whose appearance is valued above its ability to do a job, or whose ancestors were selected more for appearance than for skills, in comparison to working dogs. Show dogs are supposed to be breeding stock and therefore are entire individuals Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. ... This working dog is a border collie mix. ... In animal fancy and animal husbandry, entire indicates that an animal has not been desexed, i. ...


Dog shows are hierarchical competitions and winners earn points at each level; these are recorded and added up and eventually a dog may earn enough points to be accorded the title Champion.


Dog shows are held to determine which dogs can relate the most closely to their breed standards. Conformation show participant often believer a dog's conformation is a factor in determining how well that dog may do it's job. In fact, few show dogs are employed for actual work. Critics often point to conformation showing as a leading cause of the decline in the working abilities of dogs.[1]


Championship titles and registered names

Golden Retrievers being groomed
Golden Retrievers being groomed

In the American Kennel Club, a dog attains its Championship after earning fifteen points. Included in the fifteen points must be two "majors." A major occurs when a dog wins 3, 4, or 5 points at one dog show. The amount of points that can possibly be won for a dog depends on how many dogs or bitches need to be entered at the show for that breed and in that region of the country. For example, breeds with typically small entry numbers (like Pharaoh Hounds) need fewer entries to earn a major than breeds with large entry numbers, like Golden Retrievers. [2] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 1584 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 1584 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog, originally developed to retrieve downed fowl during hunting. ... The American Kennel Club (or AKC) is the largest registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. ... The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog, a hound which has been classed variously as a member of the sighthound and pariah groups. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Golden Retriever is a relatively modern and very popular breed of dog. ...


The United Kennel Club uses a combination of points (for example, winning the class earns 10 points in non-variety breeds, 5 in variety breeds) and competition wins (including group placements and Best In Show/Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show). [3] It is entirely possible to earn the championship without facing a single dog in the breed. The United Kennel Club (or UKC) is the second oldest all-breed registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States and the second largest in the world. ...


A dog who has earned the Championship title is entitled to use the designation "Champion" (or "Ch") in front of its name, for example, Ch. Emerald's Brightest Sparkle. A champion dog most often refers to a dog who has earned the Champion title at conformation dog shows, but it can also refer to a dog who has earned a Champion title in various dog sports. ...


Show dogs have a registered name, that is, the name under which they are registered as a purebred with the appropriate kennel club, and a call name, which is how their owners talk to them. Purebreds, also called purebreeds or pedigreed, are cultivated varieties or cultivars of a species, achieved through the process of selective breeding. ... A kennel club (known as a kennel council or canine council in some countries) is an organization for canine affairs that concerns itself with the breeding, showing and promotion of more than one breed of dog. ...


The registered name often refers directly or indirectly to the kennel where the dog was bred; kennel clubs often require that the breeder's kennel prefix form the first part of the dog's registered name. For example, all dogs bred at the Gold Mine Kennels would have names that begin with the words "Gold Mine". The call name can be anything that the dog's owner prefers. For example, Ch. Gold Mine Emerald's Brightest Sparkle might be called “Goldie’, "Sparky", "Bright", "Green", "Precious", "Gem", or, for that matter, "Fido". This article concerns Breeder, an occupation in agriculture, animal husbandry, or animal fancy. ...


By contrast, dogs in the breed registry of a working dog club must usually have simple, no-nonsense monikers deemed to be “working dog names” such as “Pal”, “Blackie” or “Ginger”. A breed registry, also known as a stud book or register, in animal husbandry and the hobby of animal fancy, is an official list of animals within a specific breed whose parents are known. ...

For a complete discussion of naming, refer to registered name.

A breed registry, also known as a stud book or register, in animal husbandry and the hobby of animal fancy, is an official list of animals within a specific breed whose parents are known. ...

See also


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