GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Thai Bangkaew dog is a square built, well proportion dog with wide and deep chest. He is a double-coated dog. The coat should form a ruff around the neck and shoulders and a pluming tail.
Length of body : Height at the withers = 1 : 1
Depth of chest : Height at the withers = 1 : 2
Male larger boned than their female counterparts.
Skull: The skull is wedge-shaped and should be massive, broad and in proportion to the body.
Stop: Clearly defined, but moderate.
Nose: Black and in proportion to muzzle.
Nasal bridge: Straight and long.
Muzzle: Of medium length, broad at base and tapering toward tip.
Lips: Tight with good pigmentation.
Mouth: White marking around muzzle is preferable.
Jaw: Upper and lower jaws are strong.
Teeth: Small, sharp, strong and in full dentition. The incisors of the lower jaw touch very lightly with the inner surface of the upper incisors (scissors bite). A level bite is acceptable.
Eyes: Small, almond shaped. Color of eyes is black or dark brown.
Ears: Small, triangular, in proportion to head, stand erect and point forward.
Neck: Strong, muscular, in proportion to head, blending smoothly into shoulders, proudly carried with head erect.
Back: Viewed from profile is straight and level.
Loin: Strong and broad.
Croup: Moderately sloping.
Chest: Wide, deep, well let down between forelegs and extending to the elbows, ribs well sprung but never rounded like barrel hoops.
Lower line: The belly is not tucked up.
TAIL: Moderately long, well feathered, thick towards the base, well set on and carried with moderate upward curve towards back.
LIMBS – FOREQUARTERS:
Shoulder: Moderately laid back and well muscled.
Forearm: Straight and strong, parallel when viewed from front.
Pastern: Short and slope very slightly.
Feet: Rounded and catlike.
LIMBS – HINDQUARTERS:
Thighs: Strongly muscled with angulation in balance with that of forequarters.
Hocks: Well angulated at the stifle and well let down.
Rear Pastern: Viewed from behind, they should be perpendicular to the ground.
Feet: Round ,arched and tight.