The most popular form of canine competition in this country is
the dog show - the contest for Kennel Club registered pure-bred
dogs, such as those seen at Crufts.
The Kennel Club sets a Breed
Standard for every breed of dog it recognises, which represents
the ideal conformation and characteristics for that breed. At
shows, the Judge must compare each dog with the Breed Standard to
find the dog nearest to that ideal picture of the breed.