The Breed Watch Illustrated Guide is aimed at judges, veterinarians and anyone who is interested in the health and welfare of show dogs with all levels of experience. It will provide an objective and comprehensive illustrated guide for category 2 and 3 breeds with points of concern.
The booklet covers points of concern listed under each visual area assessed by judges: the nose and nostrils, mouth and dentition, skin and wrinkling, eyes, weight and body condition, tail and limbs and movement.
It can be difficult to ascertain how a point of concern has an impact on the health and welfare of an animal. This guide aims to explain the correlation between exaggerated conformation and how these features can affect an individual and lead to welfare concerns.