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
- Pinched nostrils
- Very prominent eyes and incomplete blink
- Irregular bite i.e. overshot, level or wry
- Overly short neck – predisposes to breathing problems
- Screw tail, lack of tail, inverted or tight tail
- Exaggerated top line
- Signs of dermatitis
Last updated on 23rd March 2012