A new edition of the Kennel Club Illustrated Breed Standards, the definitive guide to the official Kennel Club breed standards has been published today. The new hardback book comes complete with up-to-date 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 Kennel Club Illustrated Breed Standards outlines the descriptive standards for each of the 217 pedigree dog breeds 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 groups: Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral and Toy.

As well as providing a beautiful colour photograph of each dog breed, 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.

The book can be purchased from the Kennel Club’s online shop thekennelclubshop.org.uk, at the Kennel Club stand at Crufts, and from other good book retailers.

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