Conformation Dog Shows
“The official term for dog shows is conformation — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard. It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.” – AKC.org
Conformation Judging Information
SAINT BERNARD CLUB OF AMERICA
NATIONAL SPECIALTY JUDGE SELECTION PROCEDURE
This document sets forth the qualifications required of judges to be eligible to judge the SBCA National Specialty Show and the corresponding compensation for the judges of each event.
A. REGULAR CONFORMATION CLASSES
1. Eligibility Requirements to Judge Regular Conformation Classes