GENERAL APPEARANCE: Medium-sized dog with short hair forming a ridge along the back. The body is slightly longer than its height at withers. Muscles are well developed, and its anatomical
structure is suitable for activities.
Length of body : Height at the withers = 11:1O
Depth of chest : Height at the withers = 1:2
Skull : The skull is flat between the ears but slightly rounded when seen from the side.
Forehead : Wrinkles when the dog is attentive.
Stop : Clearly defined, but moderate.
Nose : Black. In blue dogs, the nose is bluish.
Nasal bridge : Straight and long.
Muzzle : Wedge-shaped, slightly shorter than skull.
Lips : Tight with good pigmentation.
Mouth : Black marking on the tongue is preferable.
Jaws : Upper and lower jaws are strong.
Teeth : White and strong with scissors bite.
Eyes : Medium size and almond shaped. The eye colour is dark brown. In blues, amber-coloured eyes are permitted.
Ears : Set on sides of the skull. Medium sized, triangular, inclining forward and firmly pricked. Not cropped.
Back : Strong and level.
Loin : Strong and broad.
Croup : Moderately sloping.
Chest : Deep enough to reach the elbows. The ribs are well sprung,
but not barrel-shaped.
Lower line : The belly is well tucked up.
TAIL: Thick at base with gradual tapering toward the tip. The tip can reach hock joints. Carried vertically and slightly curved.
SKIN: Soft, fine and tight. Throat : no dewlap.
NECK: Medium length, strong, muscular, slightly arched and holding head high.
Shoulder : Well laid back.
Forearm : Straight.
Pastern : Straight when seen from the front and very slightly
sloping when seen from the side.
Feet : Oval
Nails : Black but can be lighter depending on coat colour.