Model Dog Hobby Association
Model Dogs Conformation
Online Show 2017

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 Hairless Terrier
  3. American Staffordshire or American Pitbull Terrier
  4. Australian Terrier
  5. Austrian Pinscher
  6. Bedlington Terrier
  7. Border Terrier
  8. Bull Terrier - Colored
  9. Bull Terrier - White
  10. Cairn Terrier
  11. Cesky Terrier
  12. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  13. Danish-Swedish Farmdog
  14. Dutch Smoushond
  15. Fox Terrier - Smooth
  16. Fox Terrier - Wire
  17. German Pinscher
  18. Glen of Imaal Terrier
  19. Irish Terrier
  20. Russell Terrier - short legs/short to medium body - Breyer Jack Russell
  21. Jagd Terrier
  22. Japanese Terrier
  23. Kerry Blue Terrier
  24. Kromfohrlander
  25. Lakeland Terrier
  26. Manchester Terrier - Standard
  27. Miniature Bull Terrier
  28. Miniature Schnauzer - No White
  29. Miniature Schnauzer - White UKC Registered
  30. Norfolk Terrier
  31. Norwich Terrier
  32. Parson Russell Terrier - long legs/long body
  33. Patterdale Terrier
  34. Rat Terrier
  35. Sealyham Terrier
  36. Scottish Terrier
  37. Skye Terrier
  38. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  39. Sporting Lucas Terrier
  40. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  41. Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
  42. Treeing Feist
  43. Welsh Terrier
  44. West Highland White Terrier
  45. Any Other Terrier With Documentation

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

Classlist - Adult

Guardian or Working Group

Northern Group

  1. Aidi (Atlas Mountain Dog)
  2. Akbash Dog
  3. Alentejo Mastiff
  4. American Bulldog
  5. Anatolian Shepherd
  6. Appenzeller
  7. Bernese Mountain Dog
  8. Black Russian Terrier
  9. Boxer
  10. Bullmastiff
  11. Cane Corso Italiano
  12. Cao de Castro Laboreiro
  13. Caucasian Ovcharka
  14. Central Asian Shepherd
  15. Cimarron Urguayo
  16. Danish Broholmer
  17. Doberman Pinscher - Black and Rust
  18. Doberman Pinscher - Red and Tan
  19. Doberman Pinscher - Blue and Tan or Fawn - White or Albinism Gene shows in NSQ
  20. Dogo Argentino
  21. Dogue De Bordeaux
  22. Entlebucher
  23. Estrela Mountain Dog
  24. Giant Schnauzer
  25. Great Dane - Harlequin - Requires a Full Front White Apron - Mismarks goes in NSQ (v)
  26. Great Dane - Fawn (v)
  27. Great Dane - Brindle (v)
  28. Great Dane - Black or Blue or Mantle(v)
  29. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  30. Great Pyrenees
  31. Hovawart
  32. Kangal Dog
  33. Karst Shepherd Dog
  34. Komondor
  35. Kuvasz
  36. Leonberger
  37. Majorca Mastiff
  38. Maremma Sheepdog
  39. Mastiff
  40. Neapolitan Mastiff
  41. Newfoundland
  42. Owczarek Podhalanski
  43. Perro De Presa Canario
  44. Pyrenean Mastiff
  45. Rottweiler
  46. Saint Bernard
  47. Sarplaninac
  48. Slovac Cuvac
  49. Spanish Mastiff
  50. Standard Schnauzer
  51. Tibetan Mastiff
  52. Tosa Ken
  53. Any Other Guardian Dog With Documentation

    Guardian/Working Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  1. Akita
  2. Alaskan Klee Kai
  3. Alaskan Malamute
  4. American Eskimo Dog
  5. Canadian Eskimo Dog
  6. Chinese Shar-Pei
  7. Chinook
  8. Chow Chow
  9. East Siberian Laika
  10. Eurasian
  11. Finnish Lapphund
  12. Finnish Spitz
  13. German Spitz
  14. Greenland Dog
  15. Hokkaido
  16. Japanese Spitz
  17. Jindo
  18. Kai
  19. Karelian Bear Dog
  20. Keeshond
  21. Kishu
  22. Lundehund
  23. Norbottenspetz
  24. Norwegian Buhund
  25. Norwegian Elkhound
  26. Russo-European Laika
  27. Samoyed
  28. Shiba Inu
  29. Shikoku
  30. Sibercaan
  31. Siberian Husky
  32. Siberian Indian Dog
  33. Swedish Elkhound
  34. Swedish Lapphund
  35. Volpino Italiano
  36. West Siberian Laika
  37. Any Other Northern Dog With Documentation

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

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. Billy - UKC
  6. Bloodhound - UKC Bloodhound - AKC
  7. Bluetick Coonhound - UKC Bluetick Coonhound - AKC
  8. Dachshund - Longhaired (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Longhaired (v)- AKC
  9. Dachshund - Smooth Coat (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Smooth Coat (v)- AKC
  10. Dachshund - Wirehaired (v)- UKC   Dachshund - Wirehaired (v)- AKC
  11. Drever - UKC
  12. Dunker - UKC
  13. English Coonhound - UKC   English Coonhound - AKC- FFS
  14. English Foxhound - UKC   English Foxhound - AKC
  15. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen - UKC
  16. Grand Bleu de Gascogne - UKC
  17. Hamiltonstovare - UKC
  18. Hanoverian Hound - UKC
  19. Harrier - UKC   Harrier - AKC
  20. Hygen Hound - UKC
  21. Otterhound - UKC   Otterhound - AKC
  22. Petit Bleu De Gascogne - UKC
  23. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - UKC   Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - AKC
  24. Plott Hound - UKC   Plott Hound - AKC
  25. Poitevin - UKC
  26. Porcelaine - UKC
  27. Redbone Coonhound - UKC  Redbone Coonhound - AKC
  28. Other Scent Hound with Documentation
    Scent Hound Best in Group
    (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

  1. Afghan Hound
  2. Azawakh
  3. Basenji
  4. Borzoi
  5. Carolina Dog
  6. Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
  7. Cirneco Dell Etna
  8. Greyhound
  9. Hungarian Greyhound (Magyar Agar)
  10. Ibizan Hound
  11. Irish Wolfhound
  12. New Guinea Singing Dog
  13. Peruvian Inca Orchid
  14. Pharaoh Hound
  15. Podenco Canario
  16. Podengo Portugueso
  17. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  18. Saluki
  19. Scottish Deerhound
  20. Sloughi
  21. Spanish Greyhound - Galgo Espa˝ol
  22. Thai Ridgeback
  23. Whippet
  24. Any Other Sighthound or Pariah With Documentation

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

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

  1. Bracco Italiano
  2. Brittany
  3. English Pointer
  4. English Setter
  5. German Shorthaired Pointer
  6. German Wirehaired Pointer
  7. Gordon Setter
  8. Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla
  9. Irish Red and White Setter
  10. Irish Setter
  11. Kooikerhondje
  12. Large Munsterlander
  13. Old Danish Pointing Dog
  14. Portuguese Water Dog
  15. Pudelpointer
  16. Small Munsterlander
  17. Spanish Water Dog
  18. Spinone Italiano
  19. Vizsla
  20. Weimaraner
  21. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  22. Any Other Sporting - Pointers, Setters & Other With Documentation

Some links to dogs that can go in Others Class

  • Barbet
  • 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
  • Fresian Water Dog
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Rough-Haired Pointer
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Perdiguero de Burgos
  • Portuguese Pointer (Perdiguero Portuguŕs)
  • Stabyhoun

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

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

    Some links to dogs that can go in Others Class
  • Epagneul Blue de Picardie
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Epagneul Picard
  • Epagneul Pont-Audemer

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

  • Classlist
    NSQ or Mixed or Cross Breed or Designer Group
    1. Purebred NSQ Toy Size - under 10 inches at the shoulder
    2. Purebred NSQ Small Size - 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder
    3. Purebred NSQ Medium Size - 18-22 inches at the shoulder
    4. Purebred NSQ Large Size- 22-26 inches at the shoulder
    5. Purebred NSQ Giant Size- over 28 inches
    6. Purebred NSQ Any Dwarf - shorts legs and/or large heads for body size
    7. Boxer - White - Albinism Gene - No Cross Entry
    8. Doberman - White - Albinism Gene No Cross Entry
    9. Harlequin Mismark - Spotting on Front Apron or Around Neck - No Cross Entry
    10. Mixed Breed Toy Size - under 10 inches at the shoulder
    11. Mixed Breed Small Size - 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder
    12. Mixed Breed Medium Size - 18-22 inches at the shoulder
    13. Mixed Breed Large Size- 22-26 inches at the shoulder
    14. Mixed Breed Giant Size- over 28 inches
    15. Mixed Breed Any Dwarf - shorts legs and/or large heads for body size
    16. Cross Breed - Known Parentage or Designer Toy Size - under 10 inches at the shoulder
    17. Cross Breed - Known Parentage or Designer Small Size - 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder
    18. Cross Breed - Known Parentage or Designer Medium Size - 18-22 inches at the shoulder
    19. Cross Breed - Known Parentage or Designer Large Size- 22-26 inches at the shoulder
    20. Cross Breed - Known Parentage or Designer Giant Size- over 28 inches
    21. Any Other Not Listed Above Dog
      NSQ or Mixed or Cross Breed 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. 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

    16. 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

      Last updated May 29, 2017

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