what are dog shows?
Dog Shows, also known as Conformation Shows originated as an opportunity for breeders to compare and evaluate their breeding stock as per the breed standard (for each breed). While shows today still service this purpose, the world of conformation shows has opened up to anyone who enjoy the sport of "showing" whether they intend to breed or not. Shows are generally mandated and regulated by the National kennel club of each country. In Canada, CKC shows are regulated by the Canadian Kennel Club and UKC shows are regulated by the United Kennel Club (a recognized secondary registry that serves both American and Canadian exhibitors).
For us, dog shows are not only an opportunity for proving our dogs and seeing how they compare to others within the breed, but also an opportunity to socialize with and learn from fellow breeders, learn about other dog breeds and be able to educate the visiting public about Alaskan Malamutes and the world of purebred dogs.