Shiba Inu In The Show Ring
The Conformation Show is where purebred dogs are evaluated for their potential in a breeding program. It is NOT just a beauty contest - structure (how they are built) and movement (how well they use that structure and physical fitness) are key elements. Temperament is also a factor. A fearful dog will not be successful in the ring; they lack the confidence to properly demonstrate correct Shiba attitude. Likewise, an aggressive dog does not demonstrate the Shiba trait of calm dignity.
"Type" is the physical characteristics of a certain breed, as outlined in the Breed Standard. There is a reason for the size, the shape, the colour, the coat, the headpiece, the tail - the entire dog.
Breeders strive to maintain these characteristics through selective breeding, and one of the tools for doing this is competing in the conformation ring. Other tools include genetic health screening, ongoing education in genetics, applying experience .
On this page, we are presenting the conformation accomplishments of Shiba Inu in Canada.
Canuckdogs For current rankings, show results, show calendar
Upcoming Events Shiba specific events
Top 5 Shiba Inu in Canada, past (coming)