Conformation Show Section

Are you a proud purebred dog owner?  Would you like to get together with other dog owners and discuss the wonderful merits of your breed? Are you interested in showing your dog? Sudbury is home to many gorgeous Champion purebred dogs. These dogs have competed in Canada, United States and around the world.

The Show Section provides an opportunity for purebred enthusiasts to get together to discuss their breed and train themselves and their dogs for All Breed Dog Shows, Specialties and Sweepstakes.

We offer handling classes that provide a relaxing and encouraging atmosphere for the potential show dog to practice show ring routines. Owner/handlers learn the skills to feel confident to take their own dog into the show ring. Our instructors are volunteers and started out the same as you.

S.D.K.C. has a training facility in Lively, Ontario which provides a great place to work our dogs.  We support and encourage Junior Handlers, the young people under the age of 18 years who love to work with their dogs.

Our premier Annual Event is the S.D.K.C. All Breed Dog Shows held mid-September every year in the Coniston Arena. This show attracts purebred dogs and their exhibitors from across the country, coming to compete with the best Northern Ontario dogs.

Some of our section members are also Breeders and occasionally have purebred puppies available for sale to good homes. They would be happy to discuss if their breed is a good fit for your home.
Conformation Classes
Entry Requirements
Purebred dog or puppy attentive to handler who wishes to compete in “All Breed Conformation Dog Shows.” Objectives: Increased handler and dog confidence in stacking, baiting and movement in the show ring. Increased knowledge of judge’s expectations and preparation for the show ring.

Description
This course will build on the skills of the purebred dog owner to handle dogs in the conformation show ring. Most importantly, it provides a relaxed, encouraging atmosphere for the potential show dog to practice show ring routines.

A class session consists of eight 'one hour' classes held weekly for 8 weeks. A minimum of four students, registered for the 8 week session are required to run the session.

If there is available space in a class, "Drop-Ins" will be welcome for a single class fee.
"Drop-In" handlers must be experienced and have their dog under control.
Inexperienced handlers are welcome to stop by and observe the class to see if they would be interested in signing up for a full eight week session.
At the discretion of the instructor, classes with four or less students may be shortened.

Please review all class and registration form information thoroughly prior to contacting the Registrar with any questions.