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Glossary of Dog Show Terms – P

Glossary of Dog Show Terms:


Pedigree: The written record of a dog’s genealogy of three generations or more.

Points: (1) Color on face, ears, legs, and tail when correlated; usually white, black, or tan. (2) In events, credits toward championship status.

Professional Handler: A person who conditions, trains and exhibits dogs for a fee.

Purebred: A dog whose sire and dam belong to the same breed and who are themselves of unmixed descent since recognition of the breed.