Best in Show – it's more than just looks.
WHAT IS show handling?
"'Conformation' is the official name for 'dog shows.' While they may seem glamorous, the true purpose of conformation showing is to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s conformation—his overall appearance and structure—is an indication of the dog’s ability to produce quality purebred puppies, and that is what is being judged in the ring." — AKC