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Glossary of Dog Show Terms – C

Glossary of Dog Show Terms:


Catalog: Booklet sold at an event that contains information on individual dogs entered in the event.

Catalog Order: Ordering of the dogs in the ring for preliminary class judging in the order they appear listed in the catalog.

Champion: A title conferred on a dog by the AKC as a result of defeating a specified number of dogs in specified competition at a series of AKC-licensed or -member dog shows.

Conformation: The form and structure, make and shape; arrangement of the parts in conformance with breed standards.

Conformation Dog Show: Dog show where the dogs are judged on how closely they adhere to the breeds standard. Also known as all-breed , group , or specialty shows.