Appearance and Temperament of a breed are defined by a Standard that describes exactly what such a dog has to look like and what its behaviour has to be. At shows those dogs and bitches are chosen by judges that according to their opinion correspond entirely or come closest to the breed standard. For this reason dogs that are being placed at exhibitions are quite often used for breeding.
The Breed Council is responsible for the establishing and supervision of the Breeding and Selection Regulations in order to ensure that the breed will develop in accordance with the Standard and that no problems in the breed with regards to soundness may arise. Furthermore it controls that breeders adhere to the applicable rules and regulations and also monitors that through regular selections only perfect dogs are being used for breeding.