Each day, each of the over 150 breeds and varieties is judged individually according
to the recognized standard of the breed. A standard is like a “blueprint” of the
physical characteristics that makes each breed unique. A judge usually has his or
her own interpretation of the standard, which is why the same dogs don’t always win
each day. Dogs are judged on how they look and how they move, based on the purpose
for which they were bred. This is what is called “conformation” judging, as the dogs
are judged on how well they “conform” to the standard.
A dog show is a continuous process of elimination; the LKC shows begin with over1000
dogs, ending up with just one Best in Show winner. Dogs first compete in their breed
or variety. Dogs that have not yet attained their AKC championship are competing
for champion points; champion dogs, called "specials," are competing for the best
of their breed or variety, so that they may go forward into group competition. Only
one dog (male) or bitch (female) may be awarded Best of Breed or Variety in each
Each Best of Breed or Variety winner then moves on to compete in its respective group.
The American Kennel Club has categorized dog breeds into groups based on what dogs
have been bred to do. There are four placements awarded in each group; however, only
the group winner will go on to compete for Best in Show.
By winning the "First in Group" competition, that dog joins an elite group of winners
of the seven group competitions that go on to compete for the ultimate "Best in Show
award, the coveted red, white and blue ribbon.
Information on the Obedience and Rally Trials, that will be held in conjunction with
the Conformation show, can be found Here.
The Dog Show is a great place to check out that Breed of Dog you are interested in
and to get first hand information about the Breed.
If you would like to look at specific breed or two, or to watch the Obedience or
Rally Trials, the judging times will be found in the Judging Program about a week
before the show and will be linked here.
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2013
A new Exhibitor Briefing will be held during each Show.
The briefing location & time will be posted in the Judging Programs.
Spectators are welcome to attend.
Junior Showmanship Workshop
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: Immediately following the completion
of Junior Showmanship Competition
As Soon As Rings Become Available
Sponsored by Langley Kennel Club, Inc.
The HRCC building is a non-smoking facility.
Parents will be responsible for children. The Event-giving Clubs, the Superintendent,
their agents, employees,
and the HRCC etc, assume no responsibility for injury to children.
For the safety of the children, NO BABY STROLLERSwill be permitted in the building.
NO SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS OR BIKES PERMITTED.
NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES EXCEPT PROPERLY AUTHORIZED HANDICAPPED EQUIPMENT.