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"L" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "L" 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

Chiari-like malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM): CM/SM is a very serious disorder that is common in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and occurs occasionally in other small breeds. The effect of the Chiari-like bony malformation is that the back part of the skull is too small for the parts of the brain that are contained therein (the cerebellum and brainstem). These push against the foramen magnum (the opening from the skull to the spinal canal), causing obstruction of varying degrees, and thus abnormal movement and pressure of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which normally flows easily. The abnormal pressures cause the development of fluid-filled cavities (syrinxes) within the spinal cord.
Pain is the most important and consistent sign of CM/SM.

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Labrador Retriever

labrador retriever

Leonberger

Leonberger

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lhasa Apso

lhasa apso

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Lowchen

Lowchen

Lancashire Heeler

No Standard on file.

lancashire heeler