Conformation

Conformation is the judging of breeding stock against the Breed Standard.   Dogs are evaluated to determine their value in the breeding programs across the country.  Dogs compete first and foremost for their Championship and Grand Championship Titles, but many go on to compete as a Champion for National rankings.  The GSMDCA offers special recognition for dogs ranking in the top 10 in breed and all-breed points, as well as special ranking systems rewarding owner handlers and breeder/owner handlers.