The conformation, or breed ring is where breeders and owners exhibit
their dogs to obtain a judge's opinion on how the dogs conform to
the accepted breed standard. In Canadian Kennel Club shows, Tollers
are judged against the CKC Standard.
Once dogs have gained the required points, they are awarded a Championship
(CH) which indicates they have competed against other dogs and conform
to their breed standard.
At the show, the dogs are first judged individually. Then, they
go on to compete at the Group (CKC:Sporting) level against the breed
winners of other breeds in their group to determine which dog is
the best representative of that group on that day. The Group winner
then moves up to compete for Best in Show. One dog from each group
will be presented to the judge and only one dog can win the coveted
Best in Show ribbon that day.
Winning a Specialty, as the dog pictured has won twice,
is especially rewarding. The competition is quite different from
a typical all-breed dog show where you may only see one to five
or maybe ten of your breed. At a Toller specialty, there has been
as many as 140 dogs. To win from that field of dogs is extra special,
to say the least!
Breeder/Owner Lillian Greensides and 'Karma'
(DUAL BISS CH NSDTRC BISS CH KYLADOR'S KARMA KAMELIA CDX WCX NSDTRC