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Breed-Specific Health Programs

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One concern for purebred dogs is health conditions that arise due to the conformation, temperament and use of the dog. Breed characteristics, especially those reflecting extreme conformations may represent potential health or welfare concerns. In attempt to address such issues, some Kennel Clubs have instituted programs aimed at detecting dogs with health issues and/or not rewarding conformation shows.


  1. The Breed-Specific Instructions (BSI)

    Special Breed Specific Instructions (BSI) regarding exaggerations in pedigree
    dogs: A health protective project initiated by the Swedish Kennel Club.
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