CONFORMATION HANDLING
Dog shows, or "conformation" events, concentrate on the distinctive features of purebred dogs and help to preserve these characteristics by providing a forum
at which to evaluate breeding stock.  Exhibits (the dogs) are judged against individual breed standards.  These written standards describe the ideal size, color,
and temperament of each breed, as well as correct proportion, structure, and movement.  The handler should learn to show his or her dog to its fullest
potential.  Most instructors have many years of experience as an exhibitor.
CONF 301 - Intermediate Floor Dog Conformation
Prerequisite:  CONF 201 or permission of instructor
This class is for any age dog that exhibits on the floor.  The class continues to build on skills learned in CONF 201 and includes more difficult gait patterns,
non-traditional ring procedure and some distractions.  The dog must be able to stand for exam and gait around the ring and at least in a straight line (down
and back).
CONF 302 - Intermediate Table Dog Conformation
Prerequisite:  CONF 202 or permission of instructor
This class is for any age dog that exhibits on a table.  The class continues to build on skills learned in CONF 202 and includes more difficult gait patterns,
non-traditional ring procedure and some distractions.  The dog must be able to stand for exam and gait around the ring and at least in a straight line (down
and back).
CONF 102 - More Beginning Conformation
Prerequisite:  CONF 101 or permission of instructor
This class is for any age dog and is geared towards the novice handler.  Specifically, participants in this class are fairly new to dog shows and are building on
the very basic skills and ring procedure learned in CONF 101.  The handler/dog team will continue to work on stacking and gaiting and will begin to learn
additional gaiting patterns as well as free stacking.   In addition, ring procedure, entering shows, what to pack and what to wear will be discussed.