Showing Shih Tzu
HOW DOES A DOG SHOW WORK
Showing dogs is a wonderful sport that combines the thrill of competition with the excitement of seeing beautiful dogs. Shih Tzu, with their arrogant carriage, long, flowing coats, and gorgeous, soft dark eyes, are spectacular in the show ring.
The AKC approves and maintains the official records for thousands of sanctioned and licensed events every year. These events include dog shows, agility trials, field trials, obedience trials, lure coursing, hunting tests, herding trails, tracking and coonhound
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trials. At a confirmation dog show, the main consideration is the dog's conformation or overall appearance and structure. How well do they compare to the breed's Standard. (See Shih Tzu Standards)
There are three types of conformation dog shows: Specialty, Group and All Breed...
Limited to dogs of a specific breed or grouping of breeds, for example the Shih Tzu
Fanciers of Southern CA is for Shih Tzu only.
Limited to dogs from one of the seven groups for example Toy Breeders Association of Southern CA.
ALL BREED SHOWS
Open to over 150 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.
A dog must be entered in the show in order to participate.
The potential show dog should meet the AKC standard of the breed as closely as possible.
Dog shows are basically a process of elimination, with one dog being named Best In Show at the end of the day.