Breed standard illustrations…again

Both Glen of Imaal Terrier Clubs sent a joint communication to the Kennel Club to register their dismay at the full tail illustration used in the breed standard. Many breeds have followed suit and the Kennel Club have said the change was due to “copyright issues” but should they use animals that are, if anything, prime examples of what NOT to judge to? The illustrations don’t exactly appear to have been cheap either this is from the artist’s website

“You know that your breed and it’s long term future would benefit from professionally drawn images to enhance your written standard.

Here is a price guide, which is a small price to pay for the long term serious problems, avoidance and prevention of different ‘types’ developing within your breed due to lack of uniformity and misinterpretation of words, if it hasn’t happened already. 

48 images – 2,500.oo UK Sterling. 24 images – 1,250.00 UK Sterling”

There is a whisper around though that the KC have already said they will be removing the images!