Dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock. The size of these events ranges from large all-breed shows, with over 3,000 dogs entered, to small local specialty club shows, featuring a specific breed. The dog's conformation (overall appearance and structure), an indication of the dog's ability to produce quality puppies, is judged.
Szumeria Kuvasz have been outstanding in Conformation.
A Beginner's Guide To Dog Shows, published by the American Kennel Club says that “dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock.” These shows range in size from 400 to over 3,000 entries. The AKC believes that “The dog's conformation (overall appearance and structure), an indication of the dog's ability to produce quality puppies, is judged.”
“The judges examine the dogs, then give awards according to how closely each dog compares to the judge's mental image of the “perfect” dog described in the breed's official standard.” The breed standard was written by the Kuvasz Club of America, the parent club for Kuvasz with the AKC. “The standard describes the characteristics that allow the breed to perform the function for which it was bred. These standards include specifications for structure, temperament and movement.
“All-breed shows offer competition for over 150 breeds and varieties of dogs recognized by the AKC.” Dogs are judged first at the breed level against other dogs of the same breed. The winner of this competition is awarded Best Of Breed and only the Best of Breed winner goes on to the group level. At the group level dogs compete with other dogs from one of the seven groups. The Kuvasz is in the working group which are dogs that were bred to “pull carts, guard property, and perform search and rescue services.
“Four placements are awarded in each group, but only the first-place winner advances to the Best in Show competition.” The dog who wins the Best in Show competition is considered to be the exhibit that most closely resembles his breed standard.
We are proud to present Szumeria's AKC All Breed Best in Show winners.
56 BIS 9 BISS Gold GCH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence, CGC VPA Hall Of Fame Conformation Pet Partner Therapy Dog (Tanner)
2011 – Tanner BIS # 13
Bartlesville Kennel Club, OK April 16, 2011 Judge: Mrs. Paula Hartinger
To date Szumeria Kuvasz Kennels has bred over 100 Champions. The Championship title is awarded to recognize those dogs that have shown their superiority in adhering to the breed standard.
Champions of Record
2010 1st Kuvasz Grand Champion MBIS MBISS CH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence CH Szumeria's Caught Red Handed CH Szumeria's Sing A Song Of Sixpence CH Szumeria's Dime Store Magic CH Szumeria's Once In A Lifetime CH Szumeria's Wildwood Tuppence To Spend
2009 BISS CH Szumeria's Wildwood Silver Six Pence CGC Star Puppy CH Galaxy's Wail Of The Banshee CH Szumeria's Pandora Esperanza RA CH Szumeria's Lucy Charm
2008 CH Szumeria's Irish By Nature BISS CH Szumeria's Masterharper Robinton RN Canadian BISS Canadian/American CH Galaxy's Dancer In The Moonlight
2007 CH Galaxy's Dancer In The Moonlight
2006 American/Australian CH Szumeria's Two To Tango CH Galaxy's Venus Of Wildwood CH Szumeria's Lady Jane CH Szumeria's Wildwood Penny From Heaven CH Szumeria's Wildwood Penny Royal CH Szumeria's Wildwood Pretty Penny
2005 CH Szumeria's Atta Girl CH Szumeria's The Buck Stops At Santas Forest CH Szumeria's Low Rider
2004 CH Szumeria’s Jager Kincse CH Szumeria's Texas Two Step CH Szumeria's Two To Tango CH Szumeria's Wildwood Ruby Red Zinger CH Vertesi Selymes Vagany
2003 CH Double Ring SLVN Szumeria Ricochet CH Szumeria's Bandit International/American CH Szumeria's Native Son CH Szumeria's Star Nadia American/Canadian CH Szumeria’s Star of the Kosmos American/Canadian CH Szumeria’s Celestial Voyager CH Szumeria's Ruby Wildwood Bohemian CH Szumeria's That's My Story CH Szumeria's Wildwood Ruby Red Dzrt CH Szumeria's Wildwood Ruby Tuesday American/Hungarian CH Vertesi Selymes Pengo
2002 CH Galaxy's Starlight Dancer International Youth/American CH Szumeria’s Awesome Again CH Szumeria’s Back To Basics CH Szumeria’s Cowboy Doug American/Canadian CH Szumeria’s Mythical Image CH Szumeria’s No Great Mischief CH Szumeria’s Nostrings Attached CH Szumeria’s One For The Money International/American CH Szumeria’s Snowbird Salute CH Szumeria’s Surround Sound
2001 International Youth CH Szumeria’s Awesome Again International/American MBIS MBISS CH Szumerias Nala Of Silverpick Canadian CH Szumeria’s Mythical Image CH Szumeria’s Endless Summer CH Szumeria’s Jamaica Wish Brazilian CH Szumeria’s Jamaican Ska CH Szumeria’s Kiss This CH Szumeria’s Queen of Hearts CH Szumeria’s Rosslyn CH Szumeria’s Sealed with Akiss CH Szumeria’s Shamont Salute CH Szumeria’s Star of Sumer
2000 CH Szumeria’s Celestial Voyager CH Szumeria’s First In Line CH Szumeria’s Flying First Class CH Szumeria’s Jamaican Music CH Szumeria’s Legend, NA CGC CH Szumeria’s Star of the Kosmos CH Szumeria’s Who’s On First
1999 American/Australian CH Szumeria’s Place Your Bet CH Szumeria’s Lucy Clover CH Szumeria's Lucy in the Sky CH Szumeria’s Morning Mist
1998 CH Szumeria’s Place Your Bet Columbian CH Szumeria’s Los
1997 CH Szumeria's Shamont Select CH Szumeria's Divine Ms Frizzle CH Szumeria's Fertile Crescent CH Szumeria's Mr. Rock N'Roll CH Szumeria's Same Old Song
1996 CH Szumeria's Helm of Silverpick CH Szumerias Nala Of Silverpick Nala earned her championship going Best of Breed the KCA National Specialty weekend from the Bred By Exhibitor class. This win was over the previous day’s Best In Specialty Show winner and 26 other champions. She was 10 months of age at the time. The judge, Mr. Leslie J. Benis, was co-author with Dana Alvi of “How To Raise and Train a Kuvasz” published in 1969. CH Szumeria's Sargon Of Sumer
1995 American/Canadian CH Gypsy Wind's Cold Snap CH Szumeria's Medicine Woman CH Szumeria's Nobility American/Canadian CH Szumeria's Sumer Solo
1994 American/Canadian CH Fox Lane's Tag Along American/Canadian CH Vertesi-Selymes Rajna American/Canadian CH Szumeria's Amelia Bedelia 1st Kuvasz in Canada to compete in Puppy of the Year, having earned three Puppy Best In Shows and seven Best Puppy in Group. Canadian CH Gypsy Wind's Cold Snap
1993 American/CanadianCH Szumeria's Affordable Luxury American/Canadian CH Szumeria's Arsenic And Old Lace
1992 American/Canadian CH Oak Hill's I'm Mr Rock 'N Roll 1st Kuvasz in Canada to win two Best Puppy In Show and Two Best Puppy in Group. Youngest American/Canadian champion in breed history. American/Canadian CH Oak Hill's Inanna Of Sumer
1991 CH Oak Hill's Goin For The Gold
The first KCA National Specialty was held in Reno, Nevada in 1993. To date, there have been 17 KCA National Specialties. Breeders and owners alike bring their best dogs to compete for the coveted title of “Best In Specialty Show” winner. Szumeria has bred and/or owned dogs that have won Best of Breed at 11 of these KCA Nationals, an achievement unmatched by any other Kuvasz Kennel to date.
Why is this important to you? You want a beautiful, structurally sound and healthy family companion. The AKC provides a mechanism where independent judges, who have passed rigorous criteria established by the AKC, can evaluate the breeding stock of individual Kennels.
AKC Rules Applying to Dog shows states “Competition in conformation and performance events can best demonstrate the progress that has been made in breeding for type and quality, and/or for practical use, stamina and obedience.” Conformation dog shows “are intended to evaluate breeding stock” according to the AKC Beginner's Guide to Dog Shows.
Szumeria is proud to present our KCA National Best In Specialty Show and Class Winners: