Showing dogs is a great sport where the thrill of competition is combined with the joy of seeing beautiful dogs! Whether you show your boxer yourself or your Boxer is shown by a handler or its breeder, being a part of the sport of dog showing is exciting! Watching Conformation shows is also a wonderful way to meet other people who love Boxers and to learn about the breed!
At a Conformation show, judges examine the dogs, then give awards according to how closely each dog compares to the judge’s mental image of the “perfect” dog described in the breed’s official standard. The “standard” describes the characteristics that allow the breed to perform the function for which it was bred. These standards include specifications for structure, temperament and movement.
To be eligible to compete in an AKC dog show, a dog must:
- Be individually registered with the American Kennel Club;
- Be 6 months of age or older;
- Meet eligibility requirements in the written standard.
Good structure is the basis for all working activities for our versatile breed! The Boxer has been a frequent winner at Westminster for many years and continues to delight and impress the dog-loving public in breed rings around the country. You will find a written standard for the breed by visiting the American Boxer Club Web site.
American Boxer Club Official Breed Standard
American Kennel Club About The Boxer
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