Unrecognised & Rare Breeds of Dogs - The Kennel Clubs
Official Breed Standards are produced by the Kennel Clubs. The two Major Kennel Club standards included on this site are:
- The Kennel Club (KC) Great Britain
- The American Kennel Club (AKC)
Unrecognised & Rare Breeds of Dogs - Breed Standards
A breed standard is the ideal dog of that breed looks like. It is an attempt to describe "perfection." The standard is the model breeders use in their efforts to breed better dogs. At Dog Shows the Judges use the standard as a guide when evaluating a dog. The objective of the AKC is to "Advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs".