In conformation or "breed" classes, the dogs are compared by a judge to the breed standard.  The judge gives placings to the dogs according to how closely the dog resembles the standard.  Winners of each class move on to compete against dogs that have earned the title of "Champion" for "Best of Breed" at that show.  The Gordon Setter Club of America determines the breed standard.  Dog shows are conducted under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
North Country offers breed specialty shows in January and June.  See calendar.  In addition to the regular conformation classes, sweepstakes for puppies and junior showmanship were offered.  Obedience classes were held at the June Specialty, too.  We welcome exhibitors, members, volunteers, and all who are interested in Gordon Setters.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year!