(AKC Herding Group)
Weight: 30 to 38 pounds (male); 25 to 34 (female).
Availability: Difficult to find.
UTILIZATION : Sheepdog.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert
and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small
nervous or aggressive.
expression, skull fairly wide and flat between ears, moderate amount
of stop. Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 to 5.
Muzzle slightly tapering. Nose black.
Jaws / teeth : Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor
bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set
square to the jaws.
Eyes: Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of
Ears: Pricked, medium sized, slightly rounded. Line drawn from tip
of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip
NECK : Fairly long.
BODY : Medium length, well sprung ribs, not short coupled,
slightly tapering, when viewed from above. Level topline. Chest
broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.
TAIL : Short, preferably natural.
Docked : Short.
Undocked : Set in line with the topline, carried low not curled
over back. Carried in line with back when moving, low at rest.
Too high or too low tail set is undesirable.
FOREQUARTERS : Lower legs short and as straight as possible,
upper arm moulded round chest. Ample bone, carried right down to
feet. Elbows fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied. Shoulders
well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm.
HINDQUARTERS : Strong and flexible, well angulated stifle. Legs
short. Ample bone carried right down to feet. Hocks straight when
viewed from behind.
FEET : Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes
slightly advance, of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails
GAIT/ MOVEMENT : Free and active, neither loose nor tied.
Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with
thrusting action of hindlegs.
HAIR : Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft,
wavy or wiry.
COLOR : Self colors in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with
or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on
head and foreface permissible.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height : approximately 25.4-30,5 cm (10-12 ins) at shoulder.
Weight : Dogs 10-12 kgs (22-26 lbs).
Bitches 10-11 kgs (20-24 lbs).