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  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785035265
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $110.00
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The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds


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A new edition of the definitive guide to the official Breed Standards, authorised by The Kennel Club with updated information and new photography

The Kennel Club's Breed Standards form the basis for judging dogs at all licensed breed shows. This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide outlines the descriptive 'standards' for each of the 201 pure breeds of dog now recognised by the Kennel Club.

The book has been completely updated by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all breeds in each of the principal categories - Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral and Toy. As well as providing a beautiful colour photograph of each dog, each entry contains a history of the breed, including its origins and function, as well as a full description outlining its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature of each breed and practical information to help guide anyone who is buying a dog, as well as a glossary of canine terms.

This book is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog and is indispensable for breeders, judges and those professionally involved with dogs.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785035265
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $110.00

Praise for The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds

“This beautiful and fascinating book is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog and is indispensable for breeders, judges, groomers and those professionally involved with dogs, as well as a visual and informative delight for all dog lovers.”

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

“must-have reference book”

Dogs Monthly