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A domestic dog or domestic cat that has an ancestry registered as purebreds.
Also refers to the ancestry or descent of a purebred dog or cat.
A written standard that lists the attributes that are desirable in a breed of cat or dog created by breed associations and clubs, and standardized and approved by governing bodies.
This provides a blueprint for breeders and judges of conformation shows.
A variety of domestic dog or domestic cat with distinctive and uniform characteristics, as defined in a breed standard, and achieved by selective breeding.
Breed standards are written by breed clubs and associations, and approved and registered with governing bodies.
Characteristic qualities that distinguish a breed.
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Combination of type, appearance, disposition and behavior .
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Also known as
Chihuahua, Doberman Pinscher, and Rottweiler
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