sprung ribs. Fore chest well defined. The front is slightly broader than the ribcage. The chest should reach to the elbow. Fault – Lack of depth in the chest. Narrow in front. Ribs – Well sprung. The rib cage must be relatively wide compared to the size of the dog. Fault – Flat or short rib cage. Underline/tuck up – Belly only slightly tucked up. The long rib cage and short loin, make for an only slightly tucked up belly. Tail – Not too high tail set. Long tail or naturally bobtailed. It is never docked. The tail should be carried straight with a slight curve or like a sickle. The slightly rounded croup causes the tail not to be set too high. Fault – curled tail or tail carried flat on back. FOREQUARTERS Upper Arm – Oblique, not too steep. Shoulder Blade – Oblique, not too steep. Legs – Front legs straight and parallel. Due to the wide and deep chest, the front legs are placed rather wide. Fault – Low on legs. Pasterns – Strong and springy. Dewclaws – Front dewclaws are present. Feet – Small, oval, and moderately tight-knit. HINDQUARTERS Legs – Parallel and well-muscled. Thigh – Fairly broad. Stifle – Well angulated. Hock Joint – Well angulated. Rear Dewclaws – Accepted.
COAT The coat is short, hard, and smooth.
COLOR White dominating. Patches of different colors, sizes, and combinations permissible, (black, brown, agouti, yellow, and all shades of tan and fawn). Patches also on head, with or without tan markings. Flecking accepted. Fault – Head entirely white.
Parallel and free.
TEMPERAMENT Alert, friendly, attentive, and lively.
FAULT Any departure from the foregoing points would be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in proportion to its degree and effect on the health and welfare of the dog.
Approved January 12, 2020 Effective July 1, 2021
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