Breed Watch

Pekingese - Category 3

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Particular points of concern for individual breeds may include features not specifically highlighted in the breed standard including current issues. In some breeds, features may be listed which, if exaggerated, might potentially affect the breed in the future.

Prior to 2014 the features listed below derived from a combination of health surveys, veterinary advice, a meeting of Kennel Club Group judges, feedback from judges at shows or consultation with individual breed club(s)/councils via the breed health coordinators.

From 2014 the structure of Breed Watch will allow for a greater involvement by judges in the reporting on and monitoring of the points of concern.

Points of concern for special attention by judges

  • dogs showing respiratory distress including difficulty in breathing or laboured breathing
  • Excessive coat
  • Excessive nasal folds
  • Excessively prominent eyes
  • Heavy overnose wrinkle (roll)
  • Pinched nostrils
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Uncomfortable eyes due to damage or poor eyelid conformation
  • Weak hindquarters

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