& Rare Breeds of Dogs - The
Official Breed Standards are produced by the Kennel Clubs. The two
Major Kennel Club standards included on this site are:
The Kennel Club (KC)
The American Kennel
& Rare Breeds of Dogs - Breed
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".