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August 23, 2020

20 Lovely Photos of People With Their Dogs During the 1915 Dog Show

A conformation show, also referred to as a breed show, is a kind of dog show in which a judge, familiar with a specific dog breed, evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard.

People with their dogs during the 1915 dog show

Such shows are useful to breeders as a means of evaluating dogs for breeding purposes. A conformation championship from a recognised national kennel club is generally considered a reasonably objective indication of merit, as it indicates that the dog has been found to be a superior example of its breed by a number of different judges on a number of separate occasions. Many breeders consider championship a prerequisite for breeding.

The first modern conformation dog show was held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in June 1859, and the only breeds scheduled were pointers and setters.

Here below is a photo set from Harris & Ewing photo collection, Library of Congress that show people with their lovely dogs during the 1915 dog show.

Miss Catherine L. Littaner

Miss Mary E. Patten

Blanche Strebrigh Bonaparte

Miss Adele Godoy

Miss Ann Tracy

Miss Edith Gracie

Miss Edith Gracie

Miss R. Hitchcock

Miss Rochester

Mme de Leon

Mrs A Walter Foote

Mrs A Walter Foote

Mrs A Walter Foote

Mrs Goff

Mrs. H.M. Hill

Mrs. Henry C. Corbin

Mrs. Jerome N. Bonaparte

Unidentified man

Unidentified woman

Unidentified woman


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