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.

Conformation Handling

Whether you're ramping up for a specialty or starting a new dog, our Conformation Handling class is a great chance to build your dog's skills and confidence in a stress-free environment. Work on stacking, exams, movement patterns, and more! This is a 4-week class capped at 8 students with the option to enroll for all 4 weeks, or come on a drop-in basis. If you would like to drop-in, please note that you must sign up 24-hours in advance to reserve your spot each week. If you have not pre-registered, please give us a call before coming to class to be sure we have not reached capacity.

Cost: $120 for a four-week class that meets for 1 hour, once a week

Drop-In Cost: $35/class