"Y" Dog Breed Standards
Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "Y" 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
Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetes mellitus is a disruption of the body's ability to use carbohydrates/sugars. Normally, certain cells in the pancreas produce the hormone insulin which regulates the uptake of sugars into cells throughout the body. In some forms of diabetes mellitus, the cells are dysfunctional and do not produce insulin, while in other forms insulin is produced but body tissues do not respond appropriately. Genetics is only one of many factors that may be involved. In some dogs there seems to be a genetic predisposition to the destruction by the immune system of the insulin-producing cells. In other dogs, less severe genetic-based changes in the cells may make the dog more susceptible to the development of diabetes mellitus - in association with another illness or obesity or exposure to certain drugs.