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"I" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "I" 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

Cerebellar Abiotrophy(ataxia): The cerebellum is the part of the brain that regulates the control and coordination of movement. In this condition, cells in the cerebellum mature normally before birth, but then deteriorate prematurely causing clinical signs associated with poor coordination and lack of balance. The Purkinje cells are the cells in the cerebellum which are primarily involved; cells in other areas of the brain may also be affected.

 

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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

Irish Terrier

irish terrier

Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Red and White Setter

irish red and white setter

Irish Wolfhound

irish wolfhound

Irish Setter

Irish Setter

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound