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"C" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "C" 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

Acral Mutilation Syndrome: This is a bizarre syndrome in which dogs lose pain sensation in their toes. This is due to abnormal development and slowly progressive degeneration after birth of the sensory neurons in the spinal cord and in peripheral nerves.  Affected dogs initially chew at their feet but eventually will do extensive damage.


Cairn Terrier


Chinese Crested

 chinese crested

Canaan Dog

canaan dog

Chinese Shar-pei

 chinese shar pei

Cane Corso

Cane Corso



Cardigan Welsh Corgi

cardigan welsh corgi

Chow Chow

chow cow dog

Catahoula Leopard Dog

No standard on file.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Cirneco Dell'Etna

Cirneco dellEtna breed

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Caucasian Shepherd dog

Clumber Spaniel

clumber spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

cavalier king charles  Cocker Spaniel cocker spaniel

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

No standard on file.

central asian shepherd



Cesky Terrier

cesky terrier

Coton De Tulear

coton tulear

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

chesapeake bay retriever

Curly-Coated Retriever

curly coated retriever



Czechoslovakian Vlcak

czechoslovakian vlcak