Model Dog Hobby Association
Model Dogs Conformation
Online Show

Entry Fee: $10.00 per each 100 models you enter. Payment made via Paypal and the button on left side of menu on the Show Arena Page. Payment is due before the first show of each of the show season you enter. This is a one time yearly payment.

Open to Original Finish, Artist Resin, Custom or Stuffed Hardbodied Model Dogs. No plush stuffed or furred animals please.

The show is for judging the conformation and structure of model dogs as they pertain to the breed as to the model. The show is open to both adult and puppy models and split by gender for each breed.

The best part of this circuit is once you have entered you don't need to resend your jpg unless you are replacing the photo. There is no membership or show entry fee required.

Scheduling for show as follows:

The 10th of Every Month Show
Entry Gate Uploads and Entries - until the 9th at 5 PM PST.

Classlist - Adult

Herding Group

Companion or Non-Sporting Group

  1. American Native Indian Dog
  2. American White Shepherd
  3. Australian Cattle Dog
  4. Australian Kelpie
  5. Australian Shepherd
  6. Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
  7. Bearded Collie
  8. Beauceron
  9. Belgian Malinois
  10. Belgian Shepherd - Groenendael
  11. Belgian Shepherd - Tervuren
  12. Berger de Picardie (Picardy Shepherd)
  13. Border Collie - Black and White
  14. Border Collie - Other Than Black and White
  15. Bouvier des Ardennes
  16. Bouvier des Flandres
  17. Briard
  18. Canaan Dog
  19. Ca de Bestiar
  20. Ceskoslovensky Vlack (Czechoslovakian Wolfdog)
  21. Collie - Rough Coat
  22. Collie - Smooth Coat
  23. Croatian Sheepdog
  24. Dutch Shepherd
  25. English Shepherd
  26. German Shepherd Dog - OF China
  27. German Shepherd Dog - OF Plastic or Other OF Material
  28. German Shepherd Dog - CM/AR
  29. German Shepherd Dog - Black
  30. German Shepherd Dog - Panda
  31. Icelandic Sheepdog
  32. Lancashire Heeler
  33. Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
  34. Miniature American Shepherd
  35. Mudi
  36. Old English Sheepdog
  37. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  38. Portuguese Sheepdog
  39. Puli
  40. Pumi
  41. Saarloos Wolfdog
  42. Schapendoes
  43. Shetland Sheepdog
  44. South Russian Shepherd Dog
  45. Swedish Vallhund
  46. Welsh Corgi, Cardigan
  47. Welsh Corgi, Pembroke
  48. Other Herding Dog Adult Dog
    Herding Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  1. Bichon Frise
  2. Bolognese
  3. Boston Terrier
  4. Bull Dog - English
  5. Bull Dog - Rare Color Club
  6. Bull Dog - Alapaha Blue Blood
  7. Coton De Tulear
  8. Dalmatian
  9. French Bulldog
  10. Lhasa Apso
  11. L÷wchen
  12. Poodle Miniature Solid
  13. Poodle Miniature Multi-Colored
  14. Schipperke
  15. Tibetan Spaniel
  16. Tibetan Terrier
  17. Xoloitzcuintle - Intermediate & Large
  18. Any Other Companion Dog With Documentation

    Companion/Non Sporting Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

Toy Group
Terrier Group

  1. Affenpinscher
  2. Brussels Griffon
  3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  4. Chihuahua - Longcoat (v)
  5. Chihuahua - Smoothcoat (v)
  6. Chinese Crested - Powderpuff (v)
  7. Chinese Crested - Hairless (v)
  8. English Toy Spaniel
  9. Havanese
  10. Italian Greyhound
  11. Japanese Chin
  12. Maltese
  13. Manchester Terrier - Toy
  14. Miniature Pinscher
  15. Papillon
  16. Pekingese
  17. Phalene
  18. Pomeranian
  19. Poodle Toy Solid
  20. Poodle Toy Multi-Colored
  21. Pug
  22. Pugs of Color - PCC
  23. Shih Tzu
  24. Silky Terrier
  25. Toy Fox Terrier
  26. Xoloitzcuintle - Small
  27. Yorkshire Terrier
  28. Any Other Toy Breed With Documentation

    Toy Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  1. Airedale Terrier
  2. American Staffordshire or American Pitbull Terrier
  3. Australian Terrier
  4. Border Terrier
  5. Bull Terrier - Colored
  6. Bull Terrier - White
  7. Cairn Terrier
  8. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  9. Danish-Swedish Farmdog
  10. Fox Terrier - Smooth
  11. Fox Terrier - Wire
  12. Russell Terrier - short legs/short to medium body - Breyer Jack Russell
  13. Jagd Terrier
  14. Kerry Blue Terrier
  15. Miniature Schnauzer - No White
  16. Miniature Schnauzer - White UKC Registered
  17. Norfolk Terrier
  18. Norwich Terrier
  19. Parson Russell Terrier - long legs/long body
  20. Sealyham Terrier
  21. Scottish Terrier
  22. Skye Terrier
  23. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  24. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  25. Welsh Terrier
  26. West Highland White Terrier
  27. Any Other Terrier With Documentation

Some links to dogs that can go in Other Terriers Class
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Austrian Pinscher
  • Cesky Terrier
  • Bedlingham Terrier
  • Dutch Smoushond
  • German Pinscher
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Irish Terrier
  • Japanese Terrier
  • Kromfohrlander
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier - Standard
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Patterdale Terrier
  • Rat Terrier
  • Sporting Lucas Terrier
  • Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
  • Treeing Feist

    Terrier Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  • Classlist - Adult

    Guardian or Working Group

    Northern Group

    1. Bernese Mountain Dog
    2. Black Russian Terrier
    3. Boxer
    4. Bullmastiff
    5. Doberman Pinscher - Black and Rust
    6. Doberman Pinscher - Red and Tan
    7. Doberman Pinscher - Blue and Tan or Fawn - White or Albinism Gene shows in NSQ
    8. Giant Schnauzer
    9. Great Dane - Harlequin - Requires a Full Front White Apron - Mismarks goes in NSQ (v)
    10. Great Dane - Fawn (v)
    11. Great Dane - Brindle (v)
    12. Great Dane - Black or Blue or Mantle(v)
    13. Great Pyrenees
    14. Mastiff
    15. Neapolitan Mastiff
    16. Newfoundland
    17. Rottweiler
    18. Saint Bernard
    19. Standard Schnauzer
    20. Any Other Guardian or Working Dog With Documentation

    Some links to dogs that can go in Other Guardian or Working Class
    Guardian/Working Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • Appenzeller
  • Aidi (Atlas Mountain Dog)
  • Akbash Dog
  • Alentejo Mastiff
  • American Bulldog
  • Cane Corso Italiano
  • Cao de Castro Laboreiro
  • Caucasian Ovcharka
  • Central Asian Shepherd
  • Cimarron Urguayo
  • Danish Broholmer
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Entlebucher
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Hovawart
  • Kangal Dog
  • Karst Shepherd Dog
  • Komondor
  • Kuvasz
  • Leonberger
  • Majorca Mastiff
  • Maremma Sheepdog
  • Owczarek Podhalanski
  • Perro De Presa Canario
  • Pyrenean Mastiff
  • Sarplaninac
  • Slovac Cuvac
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Tosa Ken
    1. Akita
    2. Alaskan Malamute
    3. American Eskimo Dog
    4. Chinese Shar-Pei
    5. Chow Chow
    6. Karelian Bear Dog
    7. Keeshond
    8. Samoyed
    9. Shiba Inu
    10. Siberian Husky
    11. Siberian Indian Dog
    12. Tamaskan
    13. Any Other Northern Dog With Documentation

    Some links to dogs that can go in Other Northern Class
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Chinook
  • East Siberian Laika
  • Eurasian
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • Finnish Spitz
  • German Spitz
  • Greenland Dog
  • Hokkaido
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Jindo
  • Kai
  • Kishu
  • Lundehund
  • Norbottenspetz
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Russo-European Laika
  • Shikoku
  • Sibercaan
  • Swedish Elkhound
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • Volpino Italiano
  • West Siberian Laika

    Northern Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  • Classlist
    Scent Hound Group
    Sight Hound or Pariah Group

    1. American Black & Tan Coonhound - UKC  American Black & Tan Coonhound - AKC
    2. American Foxhound - UKC  American Foxhound - AKC
    3. Basset Hound - UKC  Basset Hound - AKC
    4. Beagle - UKC  Beagle - AKC
    5. Bloodhound - UKC Bloodhound - AKC
    6. Bluetick Coonhound - UKC Bluetick Coonhound - AKC
    7. Dachshund - Longhaired (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Longhaired (v)- AKC
    8. Dachshund - Smooth Coat (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Smooth Coat (v)- AKC
    9. Dachshund - Wirehaired (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Wirehaired (v)- AKC
    10. Dunker - UKC
    11. English Coonhound - UKC   English Coonhound - AKC- FFS
    12. English Foxhound - UKC   English Foxhound - AKC
    13. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen - UKC
    14. Grand Bleu de Gascogne - UKC
    15. Harrier - UKC   Harrier - AKC
    16. Otterhound - UKC   Otterhound - AKC
    17. Plott Hound - UKC   Plott Hound - AKC
    18. Porcelaine - UKC
    19. Redbone Coonhound - UKC  Redbone Coonhound - AKC
    20. Other Scent Hound with Documentation
    Some links to dogs that can go in Other Scent Hounds Class
  • Billy - UKC
  • Drever - UKC
  • Hanoverian Hound - UKC
  • Hygen Hound - UKC
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - UKC   Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - AKC
  • Petit Bleu De Gascogne - UKC
  • Poitevin - UKC
  • Hamiltonstovare - UKC Scent Hound Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

    1. Afghan Hound
    2. Azawakh
    3. Basenji
    4. Borzoi
    5. Greyhound
    6. Ibizan Hound
    7. Irish Wolfhound
    8. New Guinea Singing Dog
    9. Pharaoh Hound
    10. Rhodesian Ridgeback
    11. Saluki
    12. Scottish Deerhound
    13. Sloughi
    14. Thai Ridgeback
    15. Whippet
    16. Any Other Sighthound or Pariah With Documentation

    Some links to dogs that can go in Other Sighthound or Pariah Class
  • Carolina Dog
  • Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
  • Cirneco Dell Etna
  • Hungarian Greyhound (Magyar Agar)
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Podenco Canario
  • Podengo Portugueso
  • Spanish Greyhound - Galgo Espa˝ol

    Sight Hound or Pariah Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  • Classlist
    Sporting - Pointers and Setters Group
    Sporting - Retreivers and Spaniels Group

    1. American Brittany
    2. English Pointer
    3. English Setter
    4. German Shorthaired Pointer
    5. German Wirehaired Pointer
    6. Gordon Setter
    7. Irish Red and White Setter
    8. Irish Setter
    9. Portuguese Water Dog
    10. Spinone Italiano
    11. Vizsla
    12. Weimaraner
    13. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
    14. Any Other Sporting - Pointers, Setters & Other With Documentation

    Some links to dogs that can go in Others Class

  • Barbet
  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque D'Auvergne
  • Braque de l'Ariege
  • Braque du Bourbonais
  • Braque Francais, de Grande Taille
  • Braque Francais, de Petite Taille
  • Braque Saint-Germain
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Drentse Patrijshond
  • French Brittany
  • Fresian Water Dog
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Rough-Haired Pointer
  • Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Large Munsterlander
  • Old Danish Pointing Dog
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Perdiguero de Burgos
  • Pudelpointer
  • Small Munsterlander
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Portuguese Pointer (Perdiguero Portuguŕs)
  • Stabyhoun

    Sporting - Pointer and Setters Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

    1. American Water Spaniel
    2. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    3. Clumber Spaniel
    4. Cocker Spaniel - ASCOB (v)
    5. Cocker Spaniel - Black (v)
    6. Cocker Spaniel - Parti Color (v)
    7. Curly-Coated Retriever
    8. English Cocker Spaniel
    9. English Springer Spaniel
    10. Field Spaniel
    11. Flat Coated Retriever
    12. Golden Retriever
    13. Irish Water Spaniel
    14. Labrador Retriever - Black (v)
    15. Labrador Retriever - Chocolate (v)
    16. Labrador Retriever - Yellow (v)
    17. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
    18. Standard Poodle
    19. Standard Poodle Multi-Colored
    20. Sussex Spaniel
    21. Welsh Springer Spaniel
    22. Any Other Sporting - Retrievers and Spaniels With Documentation

    Some links to dogs that can go in Other Retrievers and Spaniels Class
  • Epagneul Blue de Picardie
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Epagneul Picard
  • Epagneul Pont-Audemer
  • Deutscher Wachtelhund (German Spaniel)
  • French Spaniel (Epagneul Francais)

    Sporting - Retrievers and Spaniels Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  • Classlist
    NSQ or Mixed or Designer Group
    1. Boxer - White - Albinism Gene - No Cross Entry
    2. Doberman - White - Albinism Gene - No Cross Entry
    3. English Mastweiler - No Cross Entry
    4. Harlequin Mismark - Spotting on Front Apron or Around Neck - No Cross Entry
    5. Purebred NSQ or Mixed or Designer Toy Size - under 10 inches at the shoulder
    6. Purebred NSQ or Mixed or Designer Small Size - 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder
    7. Purebred NSQ or Mixed or Designer Medium Size - 18-22 inches at the shoulder
    8. Purebred NSQ or Mixed or Designer Large Size- 22-26 inches at the shoulder
    9. Purebred NSQ or Mixed or Designer Giant Size- over 28 inches
    10. Any Other Not Listed Above Dog
      NSQ or Mixed or Designer Best of Group
      (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

    For more information, email MDHA - Model Dog Hobby Association

    MDHA Model Dog Online
    Photo Show Rules

    1. Unreg: stands for Unregistered, NSQ: Stands for Not Show Quality due to a flaw in the dog per it's registry or breed standard, such as wrong color, uncropped, docked tail, wrong color eys or nose, etc.

    2. Miscellaneous Breeds are for Purebreed Dogs that are not AKC Recognized but registered by Other Clubs or Associations.

    3. Only one photo per dog and the dog is only eligible for one class in it's corresponding division.

    4. How To Enter Entries are made using the PHP Model Dog Show Program. You will find the Main Page at:
      Model Dog Shows

    5. Entrants must join by registering their Kennel Name and receive a password. Please be sure to Name your kennel something easy and to remember the EXACT spelling of the kennel name. Entrants will then upload and be responsible for making all entries, deletions and repairs to their images.

    6. Do not name your dogs with prefix or suffix initials or punctuation in the name such as apostrophe, hyphen or commas. You may interfere with the prefix and suffix title achievement awards the program generates to the dogs names after it achieves a set number of points in any division.

      Please do not use any space or punctuation in the User ID (Kennel Name) or in the password. The PHP Program that runs the script and shows can not process these.
      Example User Name: No - Blue Moon's Kennel. Yes - Blues Moons Kennel.
      Example File Name: No - Red_Dawg_tirejump.jpg Yes - RedDawgtirejump.jpg
      Example Dogs Name: No - BMR's Red Dawg Yes - BMRs Red Dawg.

    7. When registerng and uploading your new entries Do Not use a generic image such as a "Coming Soon" photo to represent your entries. Do not make a registration out for any model that you DO NOT HAVE a photo of yet. Unapproved images still go into a class and display with whatever image is uploaded. So that generic photo will be the one that displays. Also, you are making double the work for the moderators who go through every day and approve photos since they will disapprove the generic photo and then approve the same registration later when the correct image has over written the generic one. The moderators will no longer approve generic entries and will simply delete the entire registration from your account.

    8. Photos must be in .jpg format and no larger than 450 pixels in width and or height, scanned at not greater than 300 dpi or less with a file size of 90k or less. This will be strictly enforced and any other images will be resized by show uploader or deleted at their discretion.

    9. Photos that have been copyrighted, signed or named somewhere on the photo will be allowed as long as the writing or copyright mark does not cover the dog in any manner.

    10. Framed or oval shaped photos will NOT BE allowed.

    11. Model may be flipped in performance in order to have the model be on the correct side of a handler doll. The model itself MAY NOT BE ALTERED IN ANY MANNER. Digital altering of photo backgrounds is allowed for the purpose of hiding any use of support, such as models negotiating an obstacle where the foot support needs to be blended into the obstacle. Models placed upon bases, plexi rods or held up by fishing wire may have those removed from the photo background and from the attaching area of the model. Bases may also be altered to reach the entire length of the photo in order to make the base appear larger and blend into the background or footboard. Photos that are not enhanced in this way are to be judged equally against enhanced photos and should not be penalized for showing supports or footings.

    12. Rule Pertaining to Ownership and Showing of Models: You must own the model you are showing or have show rights to do so. If you sell a model you are currently showing you must either transfer the model to the new owner or unclick the entry from the show and retire the model. The only "official show rights" to a model that is not owned by the exhibitor is to show the model by proxy for the new owner and the new owner must have their ownership stated in the information line.

    13. Unlimited photos per show.

    14. The same photo, i.e. filename, may not be used for more than one event. In particular, performance / activity photos may not be used for conformation entries. It is impossible for the software program to differentiate between points earned for different classes if the same photo [filename] is used more than once. However, if you have a model which is "doing something" and you want to use it for conformation and an activity, you can upload the photo twice but with a different filename and obviously a different description. For example, your Cute Munchkin which is lying down could be entered as (1) CuteMumchkin.jpg for conformation and then as (2) CuteMunchkin_obed.jpg for "long Down" in the Obedience section".

    15. The photo must shown the entire dog in the photo frame, no cut off ears or legs. No hidden legs in tall footing such as out of scale grass or buried in snow or hidden behind another dog such as in multiple dog figurines. Judge's must be able to view the entire model dog.

    16. Once you have entered the show you do not have to re enter. The program does that for you. If you have new additions you must send those as stated above.



      MDHA Quick Reference Performance Guide

      MDHA Dog Performance Guide

    17. Conformation classes are judged using AKC breed standards unless noted in the comment line that the entrant is showing under the rules of another organization (such as UKC, CKC, or FCI, for example). The Judging criteria should be based on: 1) correct structural anatomy/conformation, 2) breed type, 3) realism, 4) presentation, and 5) photo quality. Props (leads, show ring barriers, handlers, judges, etc.) are allowed but not required. The use of these should not devalue or promote a higher placing when judging conformation.

      Conformation Champion Titles:
      Conformation Champion. 250 points CH placed in front of dog's name.
      Superior Conformation Champion. 500 points SP CH placed in front of dog's name.
      Premier Conformation Champion. 1000 points PR CH placed in front of dog's name.
      Supreme Conformation Champion. 2000 points SUP CH placed in front of dog's name.

      Judges Ranks Badges and Certification Badges

      Judges Rank Badges
      When you volunteer to judge you can earn Judging Rank Badges based on the number of shows you complete as a judge. The ranks are as follows:
      100 Classes = Rank 1
      200 Classes = Rank 2
      400 Classes = Rank 3
      600 Classes = Rank 4
      800 Classes = Rank 5
      1000 Classes = Rank 6
      1200 Classes = Rank 7
      1500 Classes = Rank 8
      2000 Classes = Rank 9
      2500 Classes = Rank 10
      3000 Class = Rank Esteem Judge

      Judges Certification Badges
      You can earn badges by testing your knowledge of dogs.

      The Golden Bone Award
      If you achieve the rank of Esteemed Judge, earn all 10 Conformation Badges and all 11 Performance Badges you will earn the highest award The Golden Bone Award.

      You badges are proudly displayed to show your achievements on your User Page and after your name in the show results.

      You can find the Tests by clicking on the Exam Button on the left hand menu of the Show Arena.


      Judges should only use the DQ - Disqualify button if :
      1. Model is Incorrectly Entered in Breed Class
      2. Model is Incorrectly Entered in Gender Class
      3. Model is Incorrectly Entered in Age
      4. Photo is Not Displaying
      5. Photo has Not Yet Been Approved
      6. Photo has Missing Handler in a Handler Mandatory Class
      7. Photo is Judge's Entry in a Show They Are Judging - The program should automatically DQ and Recuse the judge's dog unless they have more than one account. If that is the case the other account (s) must by DQ'd/Recused by clicking on the Recuse box.

        Notification that the shows are up and ready for judging will be posted to the Modeldogs Message Group at: Modeldogs Message Group

        It is advised that you join this message group for up to the minute updates.

      MDHA will assume that the sender of the entry is the contact for that entry, but we are not responsible for contacting owners who do not follow this format, are incomplete, or are lost. If you wish to obtain confirmation of your entry, email the submission address under a different subject line.

      Dogs that are mis-entered (i.e., placed in the wrong color) will be moved or deleted at the show holders' discretion.

      Cynthia Jameson
      MDHA President

      July 13, 2018

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