Shows & Events
As members of the English Setter Association of America (ESAA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC), we work to protect and advance the interests of the English Setter breed. We encourage participation in dog shows (conformation events), field events (hunt tests), obedience trials, and agility trials. We are eligible to host the National Specialty, and we conduct biannual specialty shows and hunt tests.
Conformation events evaluate the dog’s overall appearance and structure. Each is measured against individual breed standards. These standards describe the ideal size and proportion, structure and movement, color, and temperament. Participants earn points which lead to a championship title.
Obedience trials test a dog’s ability to perform exercises on which it is scored. Each time the dog reaches a qualifying score, he’s achieved another “leg” toward his tile. As you work together, dog and owner build a closer bond and enjoy the ultimate experience of companionship and teamwork combined.