Illustrating Faults in the Breed Standard
In the illustrated standard, fault drawings can be visualized to compare to the correct. Every breed has particular structural faults which may be either of a general or breed specific nature. It is the option of the illustrated standard committee to determine to what extreme the fault is illustrated. Fault illustration is often a useful tool, as compared to the correct, in education. It is particularly useful if the breed standard being illustrated has specific severe or disqualifying faults mentioned in the breed standard.
To clearly demonstrate the differences in faulty vs. correct breed standard illustration, it it helpful to place a correct image adjacent to the faulty. Specific parts may be isolated from the correct drawings to be used for this purpose and enable easy understanding in your illustrated standard publication.
When planning for your illustrated standard project, it is good to keep in mind that fault drawings can add up easily. Ensuring that breed standard illustrations which demonstrate the correct are of prime importance, secondary priority may be given to faults particular to the breed. It can be particularly helpful to judges' education and students of the breed to be sure to illustrate any faults that are addressed in the breed standard as serious or disqualifying, and depict what severity qualifies the fault as such.