DOG SHOW TERMS:
Angulation - Angles created by bones meeting at their joints, usually used to describe a dog's rear curvature between the hip and top of the hock, or the front from the whithers to the elbow.
Bait - What handlers use in the ring, liver or some kind of treat, to get the dog's attention to have him/her look alert.
Exhibitor - A person who brings an entered dog to the show and shows it in the appropriate class.
Gait - The way a dog moves, being a good indicator of structure and condition.
Handler - A person or agent who takes a dog into the show ring or who works with a dog at a hunt/field trial or other performance event.
Match - An informal dog show good for puppy and handler practice at which no championship points are awarded, but required by AKC for regional clubs.
Miscellaneous Class - Transitional class for breeds attempting to advance to full AKC recognition, ie - the Wirehaired Vizsla.
Pedigree - The written record of a dog's family tree of three or more generations.
Points - Units of credit earned toward a championship, of which 15 are required.
Soundness - Mental and physical well-being.
Stack - Placing the dog's legs and body to create a pleasing pose for the judge to 'go over' the dog.