broad, with concentric symmetrical folds coming down on the
Incisors visible when mouth closed and/or tongue visible when
Dark in color, wide apart, set
low down in the skull, as far from the ears as possible, round
in form, of moderate size, dark colored, neither sunken nor
Rims of eyelids must be black.
very short, turned up, nostrils well open and symmetrical,
slanting towards the rear. The leaning of the nostrils as well
as the snub nose must, however, allow for normal nasal
nose colors are acceptable.
nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment should be
considered non preferred.
Fault: Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).
Should be thick and
slightly arched without dewlap.
Chest : Broad, deep and
full. Ribcage barrel shaped with the belly tucked up. Fault: A hollow or narrow chest (slab sided) should be considered a serious fault.
Back : Broad
and muscular with a roach back and slight slant close
behind the shoulders; strong and short, broad at the shoulders
and narrowing at the loins.
Broad at the shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to allow for good movement.
Fault: Straight shoulders.
Legs : Forelegs should be straight and wide apart, neither bowing out nor turning in.
There should be significant bone substance. Elbows should be relatively close to the body. Lacking bone and substance is very undesirable.
Fault: Bowed or
turned out resulting in poor movement
or cow hocks are a disqualifying fault.
Feet : Moderate
in size, compact and firmly set on the
ground, turning slightly outward.
Fault: Weak pasterns and/or splayed feet.
Males: 9 - 13 inches at the shoulder. Females:
8 -12 inches at the shoulder.
Between 10 - 28 pounds. Weight over
28 lbs up to 33 lbs allowed in breeding stock or pets, but will be penalized in the show ring.
Any color is acceptable
(Excluding Merle) with no preference for one over another.
coat should be rather fine, radiant, short and smooth to the touch.
low on the rump, close to the buttocks, broad at the base,
knotted or kinked naturally with tapering at the tip.
: Disposition should be outgoing and happy. Well
behaved, adaptable and comfortable companions with an loving
Fault: Human aggression without provocation is a disqualifying fault.