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"P" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "P" 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

Corneal Dstrophy: Corneal dystrophy is an inherited abnormality that affects one or more layers of the cornea. Both eyes are usually affected, although not necessarily symmetrically. Chronic or recurring shallow ulcers may result, depending on the corneal layers affected:  Epithelial dystrophy causes shallow painful erosions/ulcerations in the cornea. With epithelial/stromal dystrophy, there are whitish crystalline lipid deposits, typically cholesterol, in the superficial layers of the cornea. This is thought to result from a disorder of normal lipid metabolism in the cornea. These deposits usually do not cause problems. You may notice a white to grey opacity in 1 or both of your dog's eyes. Endothelial dystrophy affects the function of the endothelial cells. The result is a build-up of fluid in the cornea (corneal edema) which clouds the normally transparent cornea and may decrease vision. Edema may cause the eye to appear blue. Recurring non-healing shallow corneal ulcers occur as well.

 

P

Papillon

Papillon

Poodle

Poodle

Parson Russell Terrier

parson russell terrier

Portuguese Podengo

Portuguese Podengo

Pekingese

Pekingese

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

pembroke welsh corgi

Portuguese Pointer

Portuguese Pointer

Perro De Presa Canario

No Standard on file.

Perro De Presa Canario

Portuguese Sheepdog

No Standard on file

Portuguese Sheepdog

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Portuguese Water Dog

portuguese water dog

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pudelpointer

No Standard on file.

Pudelpointer

Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound

Pug

Pug

Plott

No Standard on file,

Plott

Puli

Puli

Pointer

Pointer

Pumi

Pumi

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pyrenean Mastiff

No Standard on file.

Pyrenean Mastiff

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd