Conformation is important to me because it affects working ability. When I get my stag I'm going to look hard for good feet, nice layback on the shoulder, balanced angulation, non cowhocked, etc. That stuff matters regardless of whether my dog is a purpose bred mix or from top ranked show lines. I like showing. It's fun, when Kaia gets her AKC CH I plan to dabble around until she has her GrCH and take her out for UKC, CKC, and IABCA titles too. I also like hunting and want to put her on a lure and do coursing. They're really fun to run on rabbits and raccoons, and when we get a chance, coyotes. Some day I'd love to hunt boar. There's a bunch of feral Russian boar out in Montesano, but I have no idea what I'm doing with that and how to start the dogs out without them getting mangled their first time.