||Sturdy, medium-sized, long haired, generally square
outline: resolute expression.
||Outgoing, alert, intelligent & game, neither
fierce nor pugnacious. Sparing of affection to strangers.
|HEAD AND SKULL
||Skull of medium length, neither broad nor coarse.
Zygomatic arch curved, but not overdeveloped so as to bulge. Muzzle
strong: well developed lower jaw. Length from eye to tip of nose
equal to length from eye to base of scull.
||Large, round, set fairly wide apart: dark brown.
Eye rims black.
||Pendant, carried not too close to head, V-shaped.
||Scissor or reverse scissor bite.
||Heavily furnished. Shoulders well laid: legs straight
& parallel, pasterns slightly sloping.
||Well muscled, compact & powerful. Length from
point of shoulder to root of tail equal to height of withers.
Well ribbed up.
||Stifles well bent, low set hocks.
||Meduim length, set on fairly high & carried in
a gay curl over back. Kink near tip is permissible.
||Smooth, good reach, powerful drive. When walking
or trotting hindlegs should track neither inside nor outside the
||Double coat. Undercoat fine & woolly. Top coat
profuse, either straight or waved but not curled.
||Any colour permissible except chocolate or liver.
||Height at shoulders: dogs 35.6-40.6 cms (14-16 ins)
bitches slightly smaller .