NECK : Medium length, strong, muscular, slightly
arched and holding head high.
Back : Strong and level.
Loin : Strong and broad.
Croup : Moderately sloping.
Chest : Deep enough to reach the elbows.
The ribs are well sprung, but not barrel-shaped.
line : The belly is well tucked up.
TAIL :Thick at base with gradual tapering toward
the tip. The tip can reach hock joints.
Carried vertically and slightly curved.
: Well laid back.
Pastern : Straight when seen from the front and very slightly sloping when seen
from the side.
: Black but can be lighter depending on coat colour.
Thighs : Well developed with well bent stifles.
: Strong and well let down.
Pastern : Straight and parallel when seen from the rear.
GAIT : Reachy stride with no
pitching nor rolling of the body. Parallel tracking at normal speed. When viewed from the front, the forelegs move up and
down in straight lines so that the shoulder, elbow and pastern joints are approximately in line with each other. When viewed
from the rear, the stifle and hip joints are approximately in line.
Movement in a straight line forward without throwing the feet in or out; thus enabling the stride to be long and drive
powerful. The overall appearance of the moving dog is one of smooth flowing and
well balanced rhythm.
SKIN : Soft, fine and tight. Throat : no dewlap.
Hair : Short and smooth. The ridge on the top region is formed by the hair growing
in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. It should be clearly defined
from other parts of the back. There are various shapes and lengths of ridge,
but must be symmetrical on either side of the backbone and within the width of the back.
Crowns or whirls at the head of the ridge are acceptable.
Colour : Solid colour :
red, black, blue and very light fawn (isabella). Black mask is preferable in