THE PURPOSE OF THIS TEST IS TO PROVIDE A HIGHER EDUCATION. AS A CERTIFIED BBCR JUDGE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, AND OURS, TO ALWAYS KEEP TO PAR WITH EDUCATION ON BASIC DOG ANATOMY AND STRUCTURE. DISPLAYING KNOWLEDGE OF THE BREEDS, THE BBCR RECOGNIZES IS KEY TO SUCCESS. IT IS REQUISITE TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE AND ATTEND ANY HIGHER EDUCATION THAT IS OFFERED BY THE BBCR. THIS WILL GIVE US THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO EVALUATE EACH AND EVERY JUDGE OR FUTURE JUDGE. BEING A JUDGE IS A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR. AT THE BBCR WE STRIVE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE BREED.
In a dog conformation show, judges aren’t solely comparing the dogs to one another. Judges examine the dogs and place them in accordance with the criterion of the “perfect” version of its breed. Particularly, when the judge looks at your dog, he is evaluating what is visually seen against an official standard of the ideal dog, and allowing that breed to perform the function for which it was bred.
5 litters “bred by, NOT co-produced”
5 + years involved (3 years showing)
5 Champions (3 bred by) & 2 handled by
3 Apprenticeships (1 senior judge)
Total of 18 pts, begin mentor work when any (15) is completed
The standards address various body parts and attributes, including:
Balance and overall appropriate proportions in size and weight
Eyes: color, size, shape
Ears: shape, length, position
Muzzle: shape, length
Teeth: kind of bite (e.g. level or scissors bites)
Tail: how it arches and sets (e.g. how high or low)
Shoulders: bone, muscle
Legs: muscles, stance, proportionality
Coat: texture, length
Color: accepted breed colors
A judge will use his hands to evaluate the dog’s body, including bones, teeth, coat texture and muscular structure. While assessing physical characteristics like these, judges examine the dog’s movement (gait) and attitude. For example, a standard might require that the dog’s attitude be cheerful, proud, friendly and or charismatic. The dog that the judges think matches its breed’s criteria the best wins the competition.
If you are interested in becoming a BBCR Judge please contact the BBCR office (813) 388-2905 or send your injuries along with a resume to INFO@BBCR.com.
As a representative, you are expected have extensive knowledge of all things related to or outside of the company. Such things include any promotional services, registration at shows, ringside stewarding and knowledge about the breeds and standards carried within the BBCR. As a Conformation Representative, you may attend all-breed and specialty shows throughout the year, serving as a liaison between clubs and the BBCR. Reps provide show committees, exhibitors, breeders, judges and novices with information regarding rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. In addition, they may also assist in judges’ education and potential training seminars.
If you are interested in becoming a BBCR Representative please contact the BBCR office (813) 388-2905 or send your inquiries along with a resume to INFO@BBCR.com.
Junior Handler classes offer youth the opportunity to develop handling skills, learn about good sportsmanship, and learn about dogs and dog shows.
The best way for a prospective Junior Handler to become involved in conformation dog showing is to attend and watch all levels of competition.
Taking on a mentor and following the work of an accomplished handler is also a viable option for starting in the Junior Handling program.
Juniors are encouraged to develop their handling abilities, dress appropriately, conduct themselves in a proper manner, and present their dog in a well-groomed condition.
Junior Handler class is open to participants between the ages of:
Walking – 7 (“Fun Show”)
7 years – 9 years (Novice/Open)
10 years – 13 years (Novice/Open)
13 years – 18 years (Novice/Open)
Pee-wee (Walking – 7) – Noncompetitive “Fun Show”
Junior (Ages 7 up to 9) – This class is for any exhibitor who is currently 7 years of age on January 1st of the current year up to 9 years old.
Intermediate (Ages 10 up to 13) – This class is for any exhibitor who is currently 10 years of age on January 1st of the current year up to 13 years old.
Senior (Ages 13 up to 18) – This class is for any exhibitor who is currently 13 years of age on January 1st of the current year up to 18 years old, or for showmanship winners in the previous class.
For exhibitors who would like to gain a “handle” on handling, we offer a novice class for non-competitors of all ages. Age groups between 10 – 18 will be offered an open class for points. Among those competing in the open class, points will be award 1st – 3rd and best Junior Handler.
Please note: More than one participant must be in competition in the ring to qualify as a win. All dogs being exhibited must be of the BBCR recognized breeds.
Novice: No points awarded
Best Jr. (With competition)
Best Jr. (Without competition)
For our Host’s:
First Prize: Hunter Green Second Prize: Brown Third Prize: Burnt Orange Fourth Prize: Gray
Participation Ribbon for Novice Class Exhibitors that do not receive a placement at the option of the Club: Lite Orange Best Jr. Showmanship: Gary and Royal Blue Reserved Best Jr. Showmanship: Gray and Rose Pink
Must be 2 inches wide approximately 8 inches long, and shall bear a facsimile of the BBCR seal, the words Junior Showmanship, the name of the show-giving club and the date.