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Pet dogs are allowed on show grounds, but just because a person is showing doesn't mean that they are experts on conformation, or even what is considered ideal. You should be able to get lots of opinions though. I would guess the average person showing hasn't really had their hands on that many different Havanese.

When we evaluate conformation, we have 40 different points we look at, but there is no time for that in the ring. A lot can be hidden under a long coat, and even a Judge spends very little time on any dog. Most Judges judge many different breeds with only the Standard as their guide. They are required to attend Judges Education seminars to learn about a breed, but these days they're mostly just read the Standard. When Pam taught those seminars the first seven years after Havanese went AKC, they were a Lot more detailed, and at the National there would be a good number of dogs on tables for the Judges to put their hands on in the Seminar and discuss each dog.

Also, there is a lot more to showing than simply having good conformation. The dog has to show well, and be presented well. The best dog won't get put up if he doesn't also show the best, or is poorly handled.
 
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