the American Dof Federation is dedicated to the enhancement of every breed. Dog Shows for purebred registered dogs will always be a way for registered purebred dogs to accomplish the total dog. The
americandog federation sanctions dog sow and those dog sho  ws   give the owner of the purebred dogs the opportunitu to gain titles such as conformation champion grand champion grand champion supreme and
register of merit champion
                                 ADF and the “Total  Dog" philosophy”

The “Total Dog” is a dog that meets your criteria in all ways, it is unique partnership, that can
encompass a one on one relationship or an entire family, no dogs or owners  are cookie cutter
so remember to enjoy your “Total Dog” for the unconditional love he brings, the crazy stories you
can tell, his accomplishments, his beauty, his humor, his good days and his not so good days.
Discover The Potential  In Your Dog And Unleash Your Total Dog

                                                 About The ADF
The American Dog Federation  is an advocate of breeder privacy and the honor system and feels
there is no reason to “police” the breeder and owners who have chosen to register their dogs with


is here because you have made the decision to register your dog with us.

recognizes the need to work with breeders and families who want to embark on a journey that
encompasses both the conformation and obedience ring as well as breeding so we have made it an
affordable and  fair registry.

keeps an open mind and invites constructive criticism pertaining to  the needs of the breeders.

objective  is to encourage good sportsmanship while exhibiting at shows.
Encourage good canine manners through training.
Education on dog ownership and what it entails.

is committed to many venues of the dog fancy and advancing the ownership and interests in the
sport of dogs.

values those who register with this registry .

and values the critical role our judges, show coordinators and volunteers at the shows play.
                                 American Dog Federation Shows
Are  breeder,owner and family friendly, the ADF promotes an atmosphere of sportsmanship in the
dog fancy as it is meant to be. American Dog Federation licensed judges put the  emphasis  on the
dog, not the handler, on the conformation of the dog not its showmanship, however it is prudent to
have good ring manners. The serious exhibitor should accustom their dog to not only the hustle
and bustle of shows but the demands of the show ring. While it is a advantage to have your dog
stand like a statue for examination please remember  the judges are judging each dog individually,
not against one another but simply on the merit of his conformation. Dogs are judged against one
another for the Grand Champion, Grand Champion Supreme and Register of Merit titles. A
balanced dog always stands out in any crowd.
The ADF does not tolerate poor sportsmanship toward another handler or dog and will be warned
only once before being asked to leave the showgrounds.
ADF championships are gained by having 3 judges rate your dog A-1 Championships can be
reached in 1 show. For more information  on titles to be gained please take Show Infromation link at
the top of the page.

 Right Breed For You
Deciding to add a dog to your family? The ADF recommends researching the breed /s that best fits
your lifestyle. Are you interested in a family pet or did that show bug bite you? Many people will find
it helpful to talk to breeders and owners of the breed/s that seem to fill their idea of a new puppy or
an older dog. Serious and dedicated breeders and owners will want to help you and answer any
questions you may have.

You might want to keep the following in mind:
Different breeds have different temperaments as well as individuals within in that breed also might.
Grooming requirements.
Training musts to insure good manners as a member of your family and your neighborhood.
Energy Levels
You can learn more about the breed/s that interest you through the American Dog Federation,  at a
dog show as well as talking to a breeder.