Conformation Showing

Dinah at the Garden State Bearded Collie Clan Regional Specialty, 2008.

Geez, I never would have believed that I'd be getting active in conformation showing, but Dinah and I certainly have discovered a great deal together since we first embarked on her show career! Badger was a show dog back in the Old Country, and he has shown in the USA and Canada (though he's retired now at almost-12). Now, it's baby Rowan's turn to shine — and shine she has!

Here's the B-Man at the 2010 BCCC National Specialty. He placed 4th in his Veterans class.

You can follow our exploits and get a little information about the local show scene from our Dog Show Newbie blog. The blog also features the odd Public Service Announcement about local handling classes, matches, seminars, and other events.

Here's some useful information about dog showing:

Handling Classes Around Southern Maine

A number of training facilities and obedience clubs are beginning to offer conformation handling classes, taught by experienced owner-handlers and professional handlers. The Dog Show Newbie blog features "Public Service Announcements" when new handling class sessions are underway.