ARTICLE UPDATED 2-18-2021
In their announcement: New instructions for monitoring canine health at dog shows (2015):
"The Finnish Kennel Club has published new Breed-Specific Instructions for dog show judges. The instructions were drafted with the purpose of steering dog show judges to pay closer attention to exaggerated breed types. The new instructions entered into force on 1 June 2015.
See the earlier version of the BSI breed_specific_instructions_bsi_0.pdf
A dog show judge is tasked with evaluating how well a dog matches its breed standard. How the breed standards are interpreted can, at times, lead judges and breeders to favour dogs that display tendencies towards exaggeration.
Now, the breed standard will be supplemented by new Breed-Specific Instructions, which pay special attention to exaggerated breed types as well as each breed's special areas of risk that weaken the dog's fundamental soundness and health."
BSI Second Edition 2018
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See The BSI - Nordic Kennel Clubs 2018 (second edition)