In AKC Conformation the judge compares each Newfoundland to the breed standard, the written description for the breed. The dog and bitch that “conform” best to the Standard in the Judge’s opinion that day are awarded Championship Points. The number of points awarded are based upon the number of newfoundlands entered in each sex.
The OWNC holds a Supported Entry 1-2 times each year. You can find these on our event calendar.
- Visit the AKC to view the AKC Newfoundland Standard
- NCA Illustrated Guide for the Newfoundland Dog
- AKC Conformation Information
- NCA Conformation Corner
Dog Show Superintendents:
- A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Shows
- Counting Points at Dog Shows
- Counting Grand Championship Points at Dog Shows
AKC Junior Showmanship is for children 9 to 18 years of age to learn about showing and the sport of purebred dogs. The Junior Handler is judged on his/her ability to present the dog in the ring. Junior Showmanship is included in most all breed shows across the area.
AKC Junior Showmanship Information