conformation competition


Show Superintendent

Foy Trent Dog Shows

P.O. Box C

Sturgeon, MO 65284

Telephone (573) 687-2101

Email [email protected]



Top Twenty Conformation Competition


This event will showcase the top conformation dogs from 2019.  Entry is by invitation only for the top 20 Spinoni Italiani in breed points, as determined by AKC statistics from January 1 through December 31, 2019. 

This prestigious event can be attended by anyone coming to the national.

Dogs will be judged by a three-judge panel:  a breeder judge, an AKC judge licensed to judge Spinone Italiano and a handler judge.  Each judge will evaluate the dogs on a predetermined point system, enumerating the criteria of our breed standard. The emphasis for judging is on the individual qualities of the dog and how closely he/she conforms to the breed standard.  Points will be tabulated once the judging is completed, and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event.


 Thursday, May 21, 2020 at The Holiday Inn - Weirton, WV ballroom

Cocktails and desserts begin at 6:30 PM

Top Twenty and Parade of Veterans immediately following at 7:00 PM




* Cash Bar will be available.

(Mixed Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Soda and Bottled Water)


There will be a catalog for this prestigious event.  Catalogs, which must be pre-ordered, are $10 each.  If you would like a catalog for the Top 20 Showcase, please make sure you indicate your choice on the registration form.  There will also be an auction benefitting the regional clubs during the tabluation of scores.  Some great items will be up for auction so bring your checkbook!

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Belt at:

Telephone:  (775) 720-1073

E-mail:  [email protected]




Official Photographer

Dean Lake Photography

Telephone:  (864) 386-7260

Providing photographs for the hunt tests on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2020 as well as candid ringside and win photos during the week of the national specialty.

Only the official photographers may take award photos; no one will be allowed to shoot over the photographer’s shoulder when official award photos are being taken.





Pre-order Deadline is April 16, 2019

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