Variety (dog breed)

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In dog breeding, a variety is a division of dogs within breeds .

In 1982 Raymond Triquet proposed the following definition for the variety: “Subdivision within a breed whose individuals (who have the distinctive characteristics of this breed) also have one or more common heritable traits that distinguish them from the other individuals of the breed (size , Color or texture of the skin appendages, wearing the hangings etc.) "

The division of dog breeds into varieties was introduced with the breed nomenclature of the FCI in 1987. The characteristics of the varieties are shown in the respective breed standard .

In the specialist literature, especially in works before 1987, the term punch is also used to subdivide dog breeds .

Individual evidence

  1. Raymond Triquet: For a component-related definition of group, breed and variety. In: Revue Officielle de la Cynophilie Française. Issue 38, 2nd quarter 1982, Société Centrale Canine .
    Published in German in: The current nomenclature of the races of the FCI: who, how and when? Part 2/2. . In: FCI Newsletter No. 19 of February 28, 2014.