THE BREED STANDARD **1986**
- Males measure from 22 to 24 inches (55 to 61 cm) at the withers.
- Females measure from 21 to 23 inches (54 to 59 cm) at the withers.
LENGTH: From 1 to 1 1/2 inches (2 to 3 cm) more than the height at the withers.
- Held proudly, well sculptured, unburdened, without excessive sparseness, but presenting the characteristics of the breed
- Head is of average length and size. The skull has a length of 1 1/2 to 2 inches more than the forehead.
- The lateral faces of the skull appear almost parallel.
- Head is fairly broad, with a pronounced stop, divided by a futing between the eyes. The nose is wide with good nostrils, Bite is either level as scissors. Upper lips must not cover the lower lips.
- Eyes are dark amber with an intelligent and gentle expression. Some what
almond shaped, full with the haws not visible
- Ears are set well back and in line with the yes. Long and feathering at the top.
NECK: Muscular, signally arched, oval shaped of medium length.
- Withers are pronounced and large.
- Back slightly sloping. Sustained and hard in action.
- Loins are large, of medium length, and well muscled.
- Thighs (croup) are large and muscular, well Rounded, without apparent bone structure.
- Chest is bursting with large capacity, high, good depth.
TAIL: Full length, set low, tapering, held slantwise curves.
SKIN: Flexible and close to the body.
- Dense, close, and water resistant.
- Feathering along the back of the legs, belly, tail, and ears.
- Flat and short on the head.
- Coat is white with liver markings. Markings are irregular and can be small or dominating.
- Speckling is acceptable.
- Head too short or wide, clear eyes, tail off center.
- Other colors except white and liver. Solid liver colored or solid white body.
Solid white Head.
- Little or no feathering.
- Ears too small or set to high.