Particular points of concern for individual breeds may include features not specifically highlighted in the breed standard including current issues. In some breeds, features may be listed which, if exaggerated, might potentially affect the breed in the future.
The features listed below are derived from health surveys, meetings of Group Judges, feedback from judges at shows or in consultation with individual breed clubs/councils.
Points of concern for special attention by judges
- Breathing difficulties including noisy breathing (roaring)
- Narrow eyelid opening and small, deep set eyes with consequent eyelid abnormalities (e.g. the eyelids are turned in)
- Unstable hocks
- Excessive coat
- Clear evidence of eyelid surgery or tacking to be a conformational defect
Last updated on 23rd March 2012