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Other names {{{altname}}}
Common nicknames {{{nickname}}}
Origin {{{country}}}
Foundation stock {{{stock}}}
Patronage {{{patronage}}}
Variety status Extinct. Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Traits
Weight {{{weight}}}
Male {{{maleweight}}}
Female {{{femaleweight}}}
Height {{{height}}}
Male {{{maleheight}}}
Female {{{femaleheight}}}
Coat {{{coat}}}
Color {{{color}}}
Litter size {{{litter_size}}}
Life span {{{life_span}}}
Classification / standards
FCI Group {{{fcigroup}}}, Section {{{fcisection}}} #{{{fcinum}}} [{{{fcistd}}} standard]
AKC {{{akcgroup}}} [{{{akcstd}}} standard]
The AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) is an optional recording service for purebred dogs that are not yet eligible for AKC registration.
The AKC Miscellaneous class is for breeds working towards full AKC recognition.
ANKC {{{ankcgroup}}} [{{{ankcstd}}} standard]
CKC {{{ckcgroup}}} [{{{ckcstd}}} standard]
The CKC Miscellaneous List is for breeds working towards full CKC recognition.
KC (UK) {{{kcukgroup}}} [{{{kcukstd}}} standard]
NZKC {{{nzkcgroup}}} [{{{nzkcstd}}} standard]
UKC {{{ukcgroup}}} [{{{ukcstd}}} standard]
Notes {{{note}}}
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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{{Infobox dog breed
| name     = 
| image    = 
| image_alt = 
| image_caption = 
| altname  = 
| nickname = 
| stock = 
| country  = 
| patronage    = 
<!-----Traits----->
| weight       = 
| maleweight   = 
| femaleweight = 
| height       = 
| maleheight   = 
| femaleheight = 
| coat         = 
| color        = <--! or | colour =  -->
| litter_size  = 
| life_span    = 
<!-----Classification and standards----->
| fcigroup   = 
| fcisection = 
| fcinum     = 
| fcistd     = <!-- or | fcistd1 =  and | fcistd2 =  -->
| akcgroup   = 
| akcstd     = <!-- or | akcstd1 =  and | akcstd2 =  -->
| akcfss     = 
| akcmisc    = 
| ankcgroup  = 
| ankcstd    = <!-- or | ankcstd1 = and | ankcstd2 = -->
| ckcgroup   = 
| ckcstd     = <!-- or | ckcstd1 =  and | ckcstd2 =  -->
| ckcmisc    = 
| kcukgroup  = 
| kcukstd    = <!-- or | kcukstd1 = and | kcukstd2 = -->
| nzkcgroup  = 
| nzkcstd    = <!-- or | nzkcstd1 = and | nzkcstd2 = -->
| ukcgroup   = 
| ukcstd     = <!-- or | ukcstd1 =  and | ukcstd2 =  -->
| notrecognized = <!-- or | notrecognised =  -->
| landrace   =  <!-- or | cross =  -->
| extinct    = 
<!-----Notes----->
| note = 
}}

Parameters

  • name: Name of the breed (or landrace, crossbreed, hybrid, etc.). Should agree with article title (aside from any parenthetical disambiguation). Names of standardized breeds are capitalized (except after a hyphen). Those of landraces, mongrelized populations, etc., are not (except capitalize the first letter of the parameter value, and any proper names like geographical ones).
  • image: The name of the image (leave off Image:)
  • image_alt: Alternate text to describe an image to those that cannot see it.
  • If an image is included, alt text should be provided using image_alt. Alt text should not repeat the caption; instead, it should describe the image to someone who can't see it (see WP:ALT).
  • image_caption a.k.a. caption: A caption that describes the image.
  • Include a caption that mentions the coat-color, tail, ear, etc. variation and whether the dog is, for example, a puppy or nonstandard in other ways; Wikipedia standard now seems to be for full sentences, but if it's only a coat color variation we haven't been doing full sentences, just Blue merle Aussie or the like.
  • altname: Other names by which the breed is known by English speakers.
  • The list of names for the breed in the FCI standards is a good starting point; also can include common breed names from other English-speaking countries and kennel clubs. User:Sannse initially created a useful spreadsheet listing these known about for new articles (can also use Google search for English web sites for the possible breed names).
  • To specify more than one name, you must specify them all on one line separated by ,<br />
  • nickname: Common nicknames
  • These are shortened names that aren't an official breed name but that are in common use by owners or breeders of these dogs (e.g., "Doxie" for Dachshund; "GSD" for German Shepherd Dog).
  • As above, to specify more than one name, you must specify them all on one line separated by ,<br />
  • These are the breeds, landraces, or other populations from which the breed was developed, if any are known. May include a wild species or subspecies in the case of a canine hybrid that has been developed into a breed. (See also parameter x, below.)
  • country: Country of origin, preferably at time of origin to avoid squabbling over current political boundaries.
  • Also available on the spreadsheet (or see breed's FCI listing – but be aware that the country listed may be the country responsible for the standard and not the true country of origin).
  • patronage: Country of patronage, according to the Article 2 Objectives, Section II, Paragraph g) of the Statutes of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, used when no country of origin is responsible for the breed and in some other cases.
  • Traits
  • weight: The general weight range
  • maleweight: The weight range of males
  • femaleweight: The weight range of females
  • height: The general height range
  • maleheight: The height range of males
  • femaleheight: The height range of females
  • coat: The coat type
  • color or colour: Use one only not both. The color/colour as per Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English.
  • litter_size: The range in size of a litter
  • life_span: The range in life span in years
  • Classification and breed standards
  • FCI standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • fcigroup: The name of the group to which the dog belongs. (Hound, Working, etc..)
  • fcisection: The section number of the above group.
  • fcinum: The number of the dog breed.
  • fcistd: The URL to the FCI breed standard. There are several different ways to link to this; start looking here: http://www.fci.be/en/Nomenclature/
  • AKC standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
An example for the Alaskan Malamute is: http://www.akc.org/breeds/alaskan_malamute/index.cfm
If the group is FSS, see preceding akcfss instructions.
  • ANKC standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • ankcgroup: The number and name of the group to which the dog belongs. (Referring to the hound, etc. group)
Please put this in the format: Group NUMBER – (NAME)
  • CKC standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • ckcgroup: The name of the group to which the dog belongs. (Hound, Working, etc..)
Please put this in the format: Group NUMBER – (NAME)
Note: This list may not be up-to-date.
But we can't list them as CKC-recognized without an actual source (this template documentation doesn't count).
  • ckcmisc: Add this if the breed is a part of the CKC's Miscellaneous List
  • KC (UK) standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • NZKC standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • UKC standards; only the standard is required to enable this segment of the template.
  • otherstd: Free-form field for adding names or acronyms of other registries, with links to their breed standards (See also parameter note, below, for non-standards-issuing organizations/agencies).) An entry should be added as a typical external link with the registry acronym (or name, if short) as link title. Separate multiple entries with ,<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; for spacing.
    (See § Registries not included, below, for potential standards to include with this parameter.)
    This parameter should not be used to link to breed-specific clubs' standards unless they are at least national-level and they are unique standards with requirements missing from those of more general organizations. There are around 200 countries in the world, and do not need a long list of redundant standards here.
    It should also not be used to link to sub-national groups of any kind ([[WP:NOT#INDISCRIMINATE|non-encyclopedic trivia).
    There is no "othergroup" parameter.
  • notes: Free-form concise comments, usually about the breed recognition or standards. Some example uses:
    • Recognition by organizations (private or governmental) that do not issue breed standards, e.g.: "Recognized by the ARBA.
    • Major registries that refuse to recognize a breed recognized by most others, e.g.: "Not recognized by [linked acronym of conservative registry here]."
      • Briefly mentioning classification issues, e.g.: "Classified as just a variant of the [other breed named and linked here] by [linked acronym of conservative registry here]."
      • Showing unusual status limitations, e.g.: "Not eligible for championship status in linked acronym of conservative registry here] shows."
      • For landraces and other non-breed populations, can indicate what they are, e.g.: "Landrace.", or "Feral dog population.", or "Crossbreed, with provisional recognition as a breed in one major registry."
This parameter is not for breed-specific or local/regional clubs.
Special parameters

There are two special parameters that can be used in place of those relating to breed standards, above:

  • extinct=yes: Shows an "Extinct" message. This parameter should be removed if not used.
  • notrecognized=yes or notrecognised=yes: Shows a "Not recognized by any major kennel club." message. The |notrecognised=y version outputs the British Commonwealth English -ised spelling. This parameter (under either spelling) should be removed if a breed-standard parameter, above, is used. Also, if both spellings are accidentally included, the Commonwealth spelling will be used.

If a "notrecogni[s|z]ed" or "extinct" parameter is used, all URL fields should be removed. (A link to a former breed recognition document should be added as a regular source citation). This parameter should be used for: any breed, crossbreed, alleged breed, landrace, etc., for which no major international or national all-breeds organization publishes a breed standard. Breed specific clubs, local/regional clubs, and ARBA (see § Registries not included, below) do not count.

Another special parameter is for cross-subspecies hybrids (not crossbreeds between two domestic breeds with no recent wild ancestor):

  • x: The value of the parameter is the wikilinked binomial or trinomial (scientific name) – piped with Canis lupus abbreviated as C. l. for other gray wolf subspecies, and Canis abbreviated C. for other canine species – of the non-domestic canine to which domestics have been bred to produce the hybrid. It will be italicized for you. E.g., a value of "|x=[[Canis lupus lupus|C. l. lupus]]" outputs a result of "Canid hybrid, Canis lupus familiaris × C. l. lupus" at the bottom of the infobox, instead of "Domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris". In the off-chance of an interspecific hybrid, don't abbreviate whatever species in there in place of lupus.

Another special parameter is for non-breed types:

  • landrace=yes (a.k.a. cross=yes or var=yes): indicates that the article subject is a landrace, crossbreed, sub-breed or variation, ,mongrelized population, feral population, general type, domestic × wild hybrid, or other classification of dog that is not a standardized breed. This parameter should not be used with any parameters for breed standards, except when the article is about both a landrace and a breed, or a crossbreed is gaining limited recognition as a standardized breed. {{see above|also=y|label=parameter|note|note|post=for specifying what the non-breed actually is. This parameter changes "breed" wording to 'variety", and may be used for other more sophisticated processing with later template development.

Usage notes

  • name is required; all other variables are optional (though links to breed standards are required to use the template segments for the breed standards).
  • All variables for each kennel club should be included if any are used at all (for example, akcgroup and akcstd). If a value is not available, set it to blanks.
  • If the breed is not recognized by any major kennel club, include the notrecognized (or notrecognised) variable and set it to yes (actually, any value will work). If a breed has somehow become notable but is only recognized with a standard by a minor registry, the otherstd parameter can be used to note what it is and link to it, in lieu of using notregoanized If there is "recognition" by some organization that does not publish a standard, note this in the note parameter and also continue to use notrecogni[z|s]ed
  • If the breed is a part of the AKC's foundation stock service, include the akcfss variable and set it to yes (or y or whatever)
  • If you want to specify multiple entries for the altname or nickname variables, these must be on one line, though may have ,<br /> separating them if there are more than will fit on one line in the infobox.
  • The HTML comments at the beginning and end don't affect the appearance of the table but please always include them to help newcomers understand what's going on when they edit the page.

Registries not included

Various obscure, localized, or questionably appropriate (e.g. for-profit and promotional) registries do have have custom parameters; if really needed, their standards can be added with the otherstd parameter, as documented above. Be suspicious of anything with a global- or national-sounding name that didn't exist 10 years ago, doesn't have a professionally designed website, and looks like a one-person operation, with no WP:Notability even in the specialist press. Search for things like "fake purebred registry" and read the warning posts. Beware being tricked into promoting a made-up "new breed" that the real world does not accept as legitimate. There is real money in this, thus an incentive for those trying to establish a breed to misuse Wikipedia as a form of advertising and legitimacy-establishment for "backyard breeder" experiments. There is a truly massive problem in dog breeding in particular.

  • American Rare Breeds Association (ARBA): Includes many experimental breeds that may not be found in other registries yet if ever. ARBA treats virtually any crossbreed as a legitimate "rare breed" if someone has bred it to itself and formed a club about it. ARBA is not necessarily reliable on what is a breed or not, and may have a WP:INDY problems, not unlike one of the major horse "breed" encyclopedias that accepts iffy, promotional entries, and the for-profit CatZ Inc. registry with strong ties to the breeders of the cat varieties it is promoting as standardized. However, it is usable at least in the body of the article as a source that the claimed breed is not a hoax.
  • Some legit organizations may not produce breed standards, but rely on AKC, etc., for them:
    • All American Dog Registry (AADR) – May only be a pedigree registry without breed standards.
    • [American] Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB or AFDSB, estd. 1874) of the American Field Sporting Dog Association (AFSDA, and its American Field Publishing Company, AFPC; collectively "American Field" for short) – The oldest purebred dog registry in the US. FDSB registers a few sporting breeds that are not recognized by the AKC, though this is not necessarily a red flag. American Field does not publish breed standards, but relies upon breed-specific clubs for this (e.g. the American Brittany Club, etc.), which are usually AKC-registered, and supply AKC's standard. The issue that can come up is when American Field accepts registrations for a breed that is not AKC, CKC, etc. Given FDSB's "pedigree" as a reliable sources, there doesn't seem to be a reason for WP to not consider them a legitimate "recognizer" of breeds, so they should probably at least be a legitimate org to use in otherstd.
    • American Dog Breeder's Association (ADBA) – A breeder trade association; said to be a good place to ask whether an alleged breed registry is legit, or a puppy-mill front. Seems to also be a pedigree registry, but may not define any breed standards.
    • North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association Registry (NAVHDA, estd. 1969); is only a pedigree registry, and publishes no breed standards.
    • North American Purebred Registry, Inc. (NAPR, est. 1995) – at least some commenters on breeder forums consider them reputable; however, others do not [1]: "registers any dog for $12". May only be a pedigree registry without breed standards, anyway.
  • No-name and puppy-mill registries: Others that do not have a parameter are the following "no-name" pseudo-registries used by puppy mills, and listed in various online warnings ([2], [3], [4], etc.), including:
Long list ...
  • In alphabetical order:
    • Academic Kennel Records (AKR)
    • All American Premier Breeds Association (AAPBA)
    • American Canine Association (ACA)
    • American National Dog Registry (ANDR)
    • American Pet Association (APA)
    • American Pet Registry (APR)
    • American Pet Registry, Inc. (APRI)
    • American Puppy Registry (APR)
    • American Purebred Association (APA)
    • American Purebred Registry (APR)
    • Animal Registry Unlimited (ARU)
    • Bonafide Kennel Club (BKC, BFKC)
    • Continental Kennel Club (CKC, stealing Canadian's acronym)
    • Canine Registration and Certification Services (CRCS)
    • Champion Registry (CH)
    • Dog Registry of America (DRA)
    • ERBOC (unknown full name, evidently defunct, and not even findable via Google)
    • Federation of International Canines (FIC, stealing translation of FCI's name)
    • International All Breed Canine Association of America (IABCAA) a.k.a. International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA)
    • National Dog Registry (NDR)
    • National Kennel Club (NKC) a.k.a. National Kennel Club Inc. (NKCI)
    • North American Mixed Breed Registry (NAMBR)
    • North American Purebred Registry, Inc. (NAPR, est. 1995) – at least some commenters on breeder forums consider NAPR reputable based on their show organizing; however, others do not [5]: "registers any dog for $12". May only be a pedigree registry without breed standards, anyway.
    • North American Purebred Dog Registry (NAPDR, passing off as NAPR)
    • Purebred Canine International Registry Service (PCIRS, PCI)
    • Sporting Dog Registry (SDR)
    • United All Breed Registry (UABR)
    • Universal Kennel Club (UKC, stealing United's acronym)
    • Universal Kennel Club International (UKCI)
    • World Kennel Club (WKC)
    • World Wide Kennel Club (WWKC)
    • Various breed-specific mill-enablers, e.g. American Chihuahua Association (ACA), American Pit Bull Registry (APBR), etc.
As one of the above-linked warning sites put it: "Please remember, if someone is using these other registries, normally there is a reason they are no longer with AKC."
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): They actually have a "commercial breeding farms" (large-scale puppy mill) registration system, said to be the source of the dogs in most American pet stores. USDA does not establish breed standards, anyway.
  • Federation Cynologique Internationale affiliates in various countries: These are where the FCI standards come from; it would be completely redundant to create standards parameters for the individual national and breed-specific clubs.
  • "Designer" crossbreed clubs: These are just crossbreeder promotional organizations, and lack independence from the subject, but may be useful to provide links to their showing standards, if any, with otherstd in articles on notable crossbreeds. They won't actually help as sources for establishing notability, and are not reliable sources for temperament and other claims made about the crosses, because of their promotional nature. Examples include: American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR, a.k.a. Designer Canine Registry, DCR), and Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC).
  • Missing national registries? There may be some national-level (or even multinationally regional), non-FCI registries of note that could be added, that are missing here because of lack of English-language material about them.
  • Questionable/unknown: "Rarities, Inc.", mentioned at some articles on crossbreeds that are being aggressively promoted as "new breeds"; National Canine Association (NCA), same story.

Testing changes

There is a development sandbox version of this template at Template:Infobox dog breed/sandbox, and several transclusions of it at Template:Infobox dog breed/testcases. Please copy the code from the current version of the template, paste it into the sandbox page, and test any changes on that copy before making them here: there are several special cases which are easily overlooked, and this template is easily "broken".

Microformat

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The microformat is created by the use of class="biota", and classes for individual taxonomic ranks, such as class="domain" in a span around {{{domain}}} (full list). Please do not change or remove those classes other than as part of development of the microformat. For background information, see microformats on Wikipedia and the microformat specification.

See also