(AKC Non-Sporting Group)
UTILIZATION : Toy Dog.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Well balanced, sturdy, heavily coated.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT : Gay and assertive. Alert,
steady but somewhat aloof with strangers.
HEAD : Heavy head furnishings with good fall over eyes; good
whiskers and beard.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Moderately narrow, falling away behind eyes, not quite flat,
but not domed or apple headed.
Stop : Medium.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muzzle : About 4cm (1 1/2 ins), but not square; length from tip of
nose roughly one third of total length from nose to back of skull.
Foreface : Straight.
Jaws/Teeth : Upper incisors close just inside lower i.e. reverse scissor
bite. Incisors in a broad and as straight a line as possible. Full
Eyes : Dark. Medium size, frontally placed, oval, neither large nor
full, nor small and sunk. No white showing at base or top.
Ears : Pendant, heavily feathered.
NECK : Strong and well arched.
BODY : Length from point of shoulders to point of buttocks greater
than height at withers. Balanced and compact.
Back : Level topline.
Loin : Strong.
Chest : Ribs extending well back.
TAIL : High set, carried well over back but not like a pot-hook.
Often a kink at end. Well feathered.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight, heavily furnished with hair.
Shoulders : Well laid back.
HINDQUARTERS : Well developed with good muscle. Good
angulation. Heavily furnished with hair.
Hocks : When viewed from behind parallel and not too close together.
FEET : Round, cat-like with firm pads. Well feathered.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free and jaunty.
HAIR : Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither woolly nor silky.
COLOR : Golden, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, particolor,
black, white or brown. All equally acceptable.
SIZE : Ideal height : 25.4 cm (10 ins) at shoulder for dogs; bitches