In AKC Conformation the judge compares each dog to the breed standard, the written description of perfection for the breed. The dog and bitch that ?conform? best to the Standard are awarded Championship Points, the number of which are based upon the number of other dogs entered of the same sex. These shows allow breeders to compare their breeding programs with others and have their progeny evaluated by a non-biased judge.
The NCNC holds a Specialty Show every year, usually in late October, attracting over a hundred of the finest Newfoundlands in conformation from the West Coast and beyond. See the events list on the home page or details.