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 "E" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "E" Before You Look for Puppies for Sale Today!

Do Your Homework to Insure Your Puppy Will Have a Long and Healthy Life Without Genetic Disease 

The breed standard for each breed of dog is distinct, giving a detailed "word picture" of the appearance and behavior of an idealized dog of that breed. Included in the breed standard description are externally observable aspects of appearance and behavior that are considered by the breed club to be the most important for the breed, and externally observable details of appearance or temperament that are considered by the breed club to be unacceptable (called faults). In addition most breed standards include an historical section, describing the place of origin and the original work done by the breed or its ancestor types.

However, breed standards DO NOT include testing requirements for health, requirements for genetic testing as required by ResearchBreeder.com, or requirements for specific types of training or work; breed standards are only intended to describe the breed's externally observable qualities. Breed clubs often make other requirements for health testing or work testing, but these are not covered in the breed standard itself.

Learn About Genetic Diseases and Disorders

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD): In dogs, as in people, the heart is made up of 4 chambers: the right atrium, the right ventricle, the left atrium, and the left ventricle. As the name implies, an atrial septal defect is a defect or hole in the muscular wall -the atrial septum- that normally separates the right and left atria. It is often referred to in layperson's terms as a "hole in the heart," which is correct but potentially misleading: there is no hole causing blood loss out of the heart, but rather just an opening between two regions within the heart that should normally be separated from each other.   The result of an atrial septal defect is unnecessary recirculation of blood inside the heart. An atrial septal defect can therefore be considered a needless shortcut: part of the blood meant to go out to the circulation instead returns within the heart. This disturbance is inefficient, and the workload on the heart increases in order to maintain an adequate circulation. With large atrial septal defects, the result may be exhaustion of the heart and congestive heart failure, but with small atrial septal defects, dogs often do not know they have it and there is no long-term adverse consequence.


English Cocker Spaniel

Englis Cocker Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

English Foxhound

English Fox Hound

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain dog

English Setter

English Setter

Estrella Mountain Dog

Estrela Mountain dog

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel


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