Breed Type

Breed type is the essence of a breed. It pertains to all the characteristics that are typical in a dog breed. Breed type is the appearance of a dog, his structure, his movement, even his character and temperament. In many breeds it includes his colour.

Breed type is defined in the Kennel Club Breed Standards.

Further Thoughts on Breed Type

A while ago I wrote a short article on type for one of the smaller of the Chow Chow breed clubs here in the UK. Rereading this piece, after I had posted it off to the newsletter editor, I realised that I could have expanded it to include other aspects of type, so that the […]