Official dog fancy

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The definition of a pedigree dog is generally the same from Tokyo to Paris and from New York to New Delhi. Its physical and behavioural traits are governed by an official standard. You should be able to see what breed a dog belongs to straightaway, but this visual inspection is not enough. The dog must also be registered in a recognised stud book. This registration is what the pedigree or birth certificate is based on.