Breed Standards (USA)

GROUPS: Selfies, Monochrome, Agouti, Spotted 

Breed Standards (USA)

Type 25
Wool 10
Ears 10
Eyes 10
Paws 5
Color 30
Condition 10 TOTAL

Monochrome and Agouti
Type 20
Wool 5
Ears 5
Eyes 10
Paws 5
Approximation to the description of the variety 15
Distribution of markings and inclusions 30

Spotted pigs
Type 15
Wool 10
Eyes 5
Condition 10
Color 10
Marks (see below) 50

Monochrome pigs with marks
Marks 25
Distribution 25

Spotting 30
Feet and legs 10
Head 10

Dutch pigs
Cheeks 12
Blades 5
Saddle 10
Undercut 8
Neck 5
Stops 10

Himalayan pigs
Nose (mask) 15
Feet 10
Ears 10
Marking saturation 15

Tortoiseshell pigs
Markings 25
Distribution 25

Tortoiseshell with white
Markings 25
Distribution 25

Judging American Pigs

Pigs can be shown in the following classes:

  • Black
  • Cream
  • Red
  • White
  • Other Selfies: Beige, Brown, Lilac, Red-Eyed Orange
  • Variegated
  • Roan
  • Solid Dilute
  • Solid Silver
  • Solid Golden
  • Clarified Agouti
  • Golden Agouti
  • Silver Agouti
  • Dalmatians
  • Dutch pigs
  • Himalayan pigs
  • Tortoiseshell with white
  • Any other spotted pigs: Solid with spots, Tortoiseshell

After pre-handling, Gilts should be positioned so that their hind legs are directly under the body and looking straight ahead, not to the sides. The front legs should protrude slightly from under the shoulders. Raise the pig slightly in front by the shoulders to show the head in all its glory. Press lightly on the nose to emphasize the Roman profile. Do not let the pig gather into a ball or, on the contrary, stretch too much. Never tousle the coat towards the head. The coat can be carefully examined for parasites. 


Type: American guinea pigs should be of medium length with broad shoulders. They should have a Roman nose with a high, well-filled forehead.

Coat: The coat of the American Pig should be short and silky.

Ears: The ears should match the description of the variety, should be nice and slightly drooping, but should not drop completely.

Eyes: Should be large, prominent, clear and consistent with the description of the variety.

Feet: Must match the description for the variety.

Color: Must match the description of the variety.

Condition: Must have a strong body.

Disadvantages: Wool is more than 1 inch long, coat with feathers.

Disqualifying faults: combs; rosettes or parts of rosettes, including areas on the feet where the coat grows in the opposite direction; satin sheen – but should not be confused with the natural sheen of some colors. 

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