Getting started in showing
For every breed of dog recognized by the Kennel Club (KC) there is an established breed standard which represents the ideal conformation and characteristics for that breed. At shows, judges are comparing each dog with its particular breed standard to find the dog they consider to be nearest to that ideal picture of the breed. The breed standard for the PON.
Attending shows and observing your breed is a great way to gain understanding of what judges and other competitors do. However, training classes called ringcraft offer the best way to practice for the show ring.
Start by joining a local dog club. The KC maintains a list of clubs and you can get details of those in your area by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local clubs will have information on ringcraft classes as well as obedience and agility classes. If you have any problems finding information about training classes or ringcraft classes, contact one of our regional advisors. (link back to committee page)
If you are interested in showing then become a member of our club. If youâ€re new to showing and want some help and advice, there are plenty of people especially your dogs Breeder who know exactly what youâ€re going through and will be only too happy to offer help andÂ support â€“ our regional advisors are here to help!
If you are considering showing â€“ but think you are entering into a new world with a hole new language then Higham Press have the perfect site for you â€“ a glossary of show terms, which will help demystify the show scene