Fri31Mar - 2AprAll DayLand of Enchantment APBTCLand of Enchantment APBTCCustom K9 Performance, 387 Jarales Rd, Jarales, NM

Sat8Apr - 9All DaySunshine State American Pit Bull Terrier ClubSunshine State APBTCPossum Palace, 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Chipley, FL 32428

Sat22Apr - 23All DayTexas Black Gold APBTCTexas Black Gold APBTCCleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson Street, Norman, OK

Sat29Apr - 30All DayPalmetto State American Pit Bull Terrier ClubPalmetto State APBTCTaylorsville Lions Club Fairgrounds, 170 Fairgrounds Road, Taylorsville, NC


Fri5May - 7All DayGreen Country APBTC (OK)Green Country APBTCWashington County Fairgrounds, 205 E Bulldogger Road, Dewey, OK

Sat20May - 21All DayTri-State APBTC (NJ)Tri-State APBTCSalem County Fairgrounds, 735 Route 40 East, Woodstown, NJ

Sun21MayAll DayADBA Italia Club (Italy)Centro Ippico G.E.S.E., Via Carlo Jussi, 140, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena BO, Italy

Sat27May - 28All DayRalph Greenwood Memorial ShowAPBTC of So. NevadaWild Country, 2300 Glendale Blvd, Moapa, NV


Sat17Jun - 18All DayThe Bulldog Haven APBTC (IA)Bulldog Haven APBTCDallas County Fairgrounds, 20857 Fairgrounds Road, Adel, IA


Fri21Jul - 23All DayEvergreen State APBTCEvergreen State APBTCFrontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E. Graham, WA 98580

Sat22JulAll DayWorking Dogs Breeders Assoc.The Working Dogs Breeders Assoc.Prosper Horse Ranch, Celadna, The Czech Republic


Sat5Aug - 6All DayNew England American Pit Bull Terrier ClubNew England APBTCSpencer Fairgrounds, 48 Smithville Rd., Spencer, MA

Sat12Aug - 13All DayWestern Canadian APBTCWestern Canadian APBTCLangley Riders Society Arena, 4303-208 Street, Langley, B.C. Canada

Sat19Aug - 20All DaySoutheastern APBTC (NC)Southeastern APBTCHaywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC 28785


Sat2Sep - 3All DayMid-Missouri APBTC (MO)Mid-Missouri APBTCJefferson City Jaycee’s Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Sun3SepAll DayADBA Club PolandADBA Club PolandNeptune Resort, ul beskidzka 88, Pietrzykowice Poland

Sat9Sep - 10All DayTri-State APBTC (NJ)Tri-State APBTCSalem County Fairgrounds, 735 Route 40 East, Woodstown, NJ

Fri29Sep - 1OctSep 293:00 PMOct 1- 5:00 PMADBA Nationals 2017Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401

Sat30Sep - 1OctAll DayADBA Club HungaryADBA Club HungaryCsilleberc Youth Center, Konkoly-Thege Street 21, Budapest, Hungary

Matthew Highest pointed dog in ADBA historyAn American Dog Breeders Sanctioned Conformation Show is an event in which a dog will be judged by a reputable American Dog Breeders Association Sanctioned Judge according to the Conformation Standards of the American Dog Breeders Association Inc. to indicate a degree of breed excellence.

Conformation shows are held according to the ADBA conformation show rules and points are awarded for dogs placing 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each class as well as 3 overall trophy awards. These points are accumulative toward an American Dog Breeders Assoc. Conformation Championship.

Conformation Entry Form

American Pit Bull Terrier Conformation Standard

American Bully Conformation Standard

Patterdale Terrier Conformation Standard


In the beginning, the formation of the ADBA APBT Heritage Conformation Standard

In 1976, the ADBA was petitioned by the owners of the breed, who possessed a very competitive spirit, to develop a standard on the breed by which conformation dog shows could be held.
They did not want a standard that copied those of the United Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club, but a standard for those dogs that they owned and continued to breed for the traits of intelligence, character, loyalty, and the athletic qualities that the breed was originally bred for hundreds of years ago. Thus, the formation of the ADBA Conformation Standard.

Ralph Greenwood was a visionary in drafting the ADBA Conformation Standard that reflected an athletic American Pit Bull Terrier in his finest form. Many experts in the dogs have said that the ADBA Conformation Standard is the best standard written for any breed. All ADBA Sanctioned Judges study and use the standard as a blueprint when judging conformation shows.

By applying the ADBA standard in judging, we will always have dogs that continue to reflect the athletic conformation of the dogs of days gone by. The true American Pit Bull Terrier.