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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. Two examples are: Breed Specific Instructions (BSI) which involve education and discussion with judges in an effort draw awareness to high risk breeds and problems, and Breed Watch