N° 288 /11. 05. 1998 / GB
: Great Britain.
PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
Companion and Toy Dogs.
: A small, active and graceful dog; medium-to fine-boned, smooth
hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered with a
soft veil of hair. Two
distinct types of this breed : Deer type, racy and fine-boned, and Cobby
type, heavier in body and bone.
/ TEMPERAMENT : Happy, never vicious.
HEAD : Smooth, without
excess wrinkles. Distance
from base of skull to stop equal to distance from stop to tip of nose.
Head presenting graceful appearance with alert expression.
Skull : Slightly rounded and elongated.
Stop : Slightly pronounced, but not extreme.
Nose : A prominent feature, narrow in keeping with muzzle.
Any color nose acceptable.
Muzzle : Tapering slightly but never pointed, lean without flews.
Lips : Tight and thin.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth
closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Cheeks : Cleanly chiselled, lean and flat, tapering into muzzle.
Crest : Ideally beginning at stop tapering off down neck. A long and flowing
crest preferred, but sparse acceptable.
Eyes : So dark as to appear black. Little
or no white showing. Medium
size. Set wide apart.
Ears : Set low : highest point of base of ear level with outside corner of
eye. Large and erect, with
or without fringe, except in Powder Puffs where drop ears are
NECK : Lean, free from
throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into strong shoulders.
When moving, carried high and slightly arched.
BODY : Medium to long,
Back : Level.
Loin : Taut.
Croup : Well rounded and muscular.
Chest : Rather broad and deep, not barrel-ribbed. Breast bone not prominent.
Brisket extending to elbows.
Underline : Moderate tuck-up.
TAIL : Set high, carried
up or out when in motion. Long
and tapering, fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side,
falling naturally when at rest. Plume
long and flowing, confined to lower two-thirds of tail.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs long and slender, set well under body.
Shoulders : Clean, narrow and well laid back.
Elbows : Held close to body.
Pasterns : Fine, strong, nearly vertical.
HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs set wide apart. Angulation
of the rear limb must be such as to produce a level back.
Stifles : Firm and long, sweeping smoothly into hock.
Hocks : Well let down.
FEET : Extreme hare-foot, narrow and very long, with unique elongation of
small bones between joints, especially in forefeet, which almost appear
to possess an extra joint. Nails
any colour, moderately long. Socks
ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top of pastern.
Feet and toes turning neither in nor out.
: Long, flowing and elegant with good reach and plenty of drive.
HAIR : No large patches of hair anywhere on body. Skin fine-grained, smooth, warm to the touch.
In Powder Puffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of
long hair, veil coat a feature.
COLOR : Any color or combination of colors.
height in dogs : 28-33
cm (11-13 ins) at withers.
: 23-30 cm ( 9-12 ins) at withers.
varies considerably, but should not be over 5 1/2 kgs (12 lbs).
FAULTS : Any departure from the
foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with
which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its
degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be
N.B. : Male animals should
have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.