Conformation Articles

Showing your Doberman in conformation shows can be very rewarding and fun. Learn everything you need to know about conformation shows, preparing for the show ring, grooming and more!

 

A Blueprint Into The Mysterious 15 Point Championship

by Ms. Dany CaninoI receive numerous calls from people that are new to the sport of dog shows asking me ...
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A Judges Perspective

(Learning is a process, not an event. An effective teaching experience combines the written and the interactive, refined by live ...
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Avoiding The Heavy Head

Sometimes, (and I find this often) when a "newbie Handler" is trying to imitate the "Pros", what they SEE isn't ...
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Conformation Q&A

Michelle SantanaFoxfire Dobermans   Question:At what age do you start stacking your puppies? Answer: I really don't start stacking 'till ...
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Conformation Training Tips

Michelle Santana Foxfire Dobermans In the beginning you must practice at home a lot, not just at the show or ...
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Doberman On The Move

written by Robert L. Vandiver Submitted by Marj Brooks, Manorie Dobermans The Doberman was originally bred, for protection and accompaniment ...
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Dry Shampoo

by Judy Bohnert, Equinox Kennels, CanadaINGREDIENTS: 1/3 part Listerine Mouthwash (kills bacteria) 1/3 part water (dilutes the mixture) 1/3 part ...
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Educate Yourself

by R. L. Vandiver, Mistel Dobermans, USAMany exhibitors bemoan the fact that they can´t attend the National and can´t avail ...
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Form Follows Function

by May and Arnold Jacobson, USAA Discussion of the Doberman Pinscher As A Working DogThere are more than 140 different ...
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Hitcher

This article was published in the Show Beagle Quarterly June 2006 and reprinted here with permission by Judy Doniere. Written ...
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How The Standard Works

written & submitted by Bill Garnett Since the response to "Type, hype or personal preference . . . choose your ...
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Importance Of Structure

submitted by Melissa Bates (Copyright Daniel R. Lawer, DVM) The Importance Of StructureIn The Norwegian Elkhound - Form Vs Function ...
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Judging The Doberman

submitted by Marj Brooks & written by Linda C. Krukar, Dabney Dobermans The Doberman Pinscher is a popular and 'high ...
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Judging The Doberman Head

by Robert Vandiver AKC defines "Breed type" as the sum of the qualities that distinguish dogs of one breed from ...
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Judging the Doberman Letter

The Doberman Pinscher Club of America Judges´ Education Committee has received a number ofconcerns regarding the judging of our breed ...
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Lesson #1-Be Prepared

Michelle SantanaFoxfire "Composure" while In the ring is a major key to success and a key to your dog enjoying ...
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Lesson #2-Stacking

Michelle Santana Foxfire Okay, you enter the ring to show your dog. You have the "Lay-out" of WHAT the Judge ...
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Lesson #3-Moving The Dog

Michelle Santana Foxfire Check List before Moving Your Dog (Go through this check list EVERY time) BREATH, TAKE YOUR TIME ...
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Lesson #4-Courtesy In The Ring

Michelle Santana Foxfire Each professional handler may have their own "wishes" of others, and then there are the "rules", whether ...
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Lesson #5-Improve Your Timing

Michelle Santana Foxfire Dobermans Here is a way to practice getting your Stack/Timing down to TEN SECONDS or less.Play this ...
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Mentoring: Its Value

By Joan B. Guertin I have an assignment for those of you reading this article. Sit back in your chair, ...
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Owner Handler-force Or Farce

written and submitted by Bill Garnett "the DOBERMAN PINSCHER is a square, compact, medium size dog of balanced proportions, noble ...
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Politics Is Simply An Excuse

written and submitted by Pat HastingsI personally feel that there is VERY LITTLE POLITICS involved in the sport of dogs ...
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Preparing For Your 1st Show

Tracy MacLean, Shayera Dobermans From making out an entry or using an entry service to what to take to the ...
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Present Your Dog Properly

by Judy Doniere, Toledobes, USA As a judge I am writing about dogs not standing for exams. I find that ...
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Road Working Your Doberman

by Michelle SantanaFoxfire DobermansDepending on where I lived, I have road worked in a myriad of places. Here are some ...
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Satin Balls For Weight Gain

submitted by Judy Bohnert INGREDIENTS: 10 pounds of cheap hamburger meat 1 large box of Total cereal 1 large box ...
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Sound Of Body Vs Sound Of Joints

"The DOBERMAN PINSCHER is a square, compact, medium size dog of balanced proportions, noble in it's carriage, courageous by nature, ...
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Standard Size: The Whys

Article written and submitted by Colby Homer, Homer Hill Dobermans Illustrations by Jeanne Flora, Argostar Dobermans  © Jeanne 2001 Preface ...
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Teaching Tail & Ears Up

Michelle Santana Foxfire Dobermans TRAINING TO GET THE TAIL UP The best trick I have found for this is "tail ...
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Ten Tips To Prepare A Show Puppy For Show

written & submitted by Faye Strauss, Sherluck, USA First leash experiences should be totally non-pressurized, happy and gentle. Never pull ...
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Things That Aren't Taught Anymore

written & submitted by Colby Homer, Homer Hill Dobermans (published in Doberman Digest Dec. `98 - Jan. `99) It´s a ...
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Type Vs Typey

written and submitted by Bill Garnett, USA"the DOBERMAN PINSCHER is a square, compact, medium size dog of balanced proportions, noble ...
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Type, Hype, Or Personal Preference

written and submitted by Bill Garnett ...Choose your poison Some time ago I wrote about having heard about two handlers, ...
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Typical Movement

by Hans Lehtinen & Chris LummelampiWhen we look at dog shows in general and competition at group level in particular, ...
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What Is A Champion

Submitted by Bonnie Dunlop (Botrina Dobermans) and Marj Brooks (Manorie Dobermans) What is a Champion? A Champion is a dog ...
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