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"A" Dog Breed Standards

Check the Breed Standards Beginning with the Letter "A" 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

Acanthosis Nigricans: This is a disorder of hyperpigmentation (an increase of the dark pigment melanin) in the skin. This condition can occur in any breed secondary to other skin disorders, but the inherited primary form is seen almost exclusively in the dachshund.

 

 

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Affenpinscher

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American Staffordshire Terrier

 Staffordshire Terrier

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel

Airedale Terrier

Airdale Terrier

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd

Akita

Akita

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Australian Shepherd

Australian.Shepherd
Alaskan Klee Kai alaskan klee kai breed standard    

American Blue Lacy

American.Blue.Lacy

Australian Terrier

Australian.Terrier

American Eskimo Dog

American.Eskimo.Dog  Azawakh Azawakh

American Hairless Terrier

American.Hairless.Terrier