American Dog Federation American dog federation americandog federation Training and socialization is essential for your dogs mental and physical well being and he will
need it throuout.
his life . Training and socialization is something you can do on your own or for the best results you can get involved in a local dog training class that offers both
show handling and obedience classes.
Once you and your dog have mastered the requiements for the conformation ring and or an obedience ring  you will be ready for competition, handling your dog in
any ADF Event is an exceptional and enjoyable family oriented experience.show information show information show information
AMERICAN DOG FEDERATION
    
  Dog Show Information


All dogs should have obedience training  and of course be properly socialized, for best results you
can get involved in a local dog training class that offers both show handling and obedience
classes.
Once you and your dog have mastered the requiements for the conformation ring and or an
obedience ring  you will be ready for competition, handling your dog in any ADF Event is an
exceptional and enjoyable family oriented experience.
All dogs are eligible to compete in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Coursing, Weight Pull, Herding, Fly
Ball, Dock Jumping, Tracking. where offered.


  •      Dogs must be at least 3 months of age to enter conformation puppy class
  •      Dogs must be at least 6 months of age to enter first level obedience class
  •      Your dog must have an ADF number/Registered with the ADF
and ALL age appropriate up to date vaccinations and a current rabies
vaccination as required required by law  to participate in any ADF sanctioned event.

Obedience:
Dog and his handler are judged on :
Teamwork and Enthusiasm
The ease and natural way the dog performs
Accuracy and precision, yet natural movement of the team
Communication from the handler to the dog
Conformation:
Dog is judged againt the standard for the breed
Dog can be shown in a natural pose or stacked
Dog is also rated on his/her enthusiasm