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 difficulty
- Prominent eyes and incomplete blink
- Excessive nasal folds
- Pinched nostrils
- Unsound movement
- Sore or painful eyes due to damage or poor eyelid conformation
- Signs of dermatitis in skin folds; hair loss or scarring from previous dermatitis
Last updated on 23rd March 2012