Behaviour - Temperament:
shoulder to the point of the ischium) =
5 : 6. Ideal relationship of height at withers to depth of chest = 100 : 45-50
it merges gently rounded into the strongly developed high cheek bones, falling away steeply towards the muzzle.
Occipital bone only moderately pronounced. Supraorbital ridges strongly developed. The frontal furrow,
which starts at the root of the muzzle and runs over the whole skull, disapears towards the base of the occiput.
The skin of the forehead forms wrinkles over the eyes which converge towards the frontal furrow.
When the dog is attentive, the wrinkles become more pronounced.
When alert, the set-on of the ear and the topline of the skull appear in a straight line. Stop: markedly pronounced
Length of muzzle shorter than its depth, measured at the root of the muzzle Nose: black, broad and square.
Nostrils well opened Lips: edge of lips black. Flews of upper jaw strongly developed, pendulous,
forming a wide curve towards the nose. Corner of mouth remains visible Teeth: strong,
regular and complete scissor or even bite. Reverse scissor bite acceptable.
Missing PM 1 (premolar 1) tolerated Eyes: medium size. Colour dark brown to lighter nut-brown.
Not deeply set, with a friendly expression. Eyelids as close fitting as possible. Complete pigmentation on eye rims.
Natural tightness of lids desired. A small angular wrinkle of the lower eyelid with inconspicuous showing
the conjunctiva, as well as a small angular wrinkle of the upper
eyelid are allowed Ears: medium size,
The back edge stands off slightly, the front edge lies close fitting to the cheeks
Rump falls away gently and merges with root of tail Back: broad, strong and firm
Chest: brisket moderately deep with well sprung ribs, but not reaching beyond the elbows Belly and lowerline:
slight tuck-up towards rear Tail: set on broad and strong. Tail long and heavy,
its last vertebra reaching at least to the hocks. When in repose, the tail hangs straight down or may turn
gently upwards in the lower third. When animated, it is carried higher
shoulder-blade oblique, well attached to the chest wall Upper-arm: the same length or only
slightly shorter than the shoulder blade. Angle between shoulder blade and upper arm not too straight
Elbow: laying well onto the body Forearm: straight, heavy boned, tautly muscled Pasterns: vertically s
traight when seen from the front and at a slight angle when seen from the side Forefeet: broad, compact,
with strong well arched toes
and not too close together Upper thigh: strong, muscular with broad buttocks Stifle: well angulated,
turning neither in nor out Lower thigh: slanting and rather long Hock joints: slightly angulated and firm
Hock: straight and parallel when seen from behind Hind feet: broad, compact, with strong well arched toes.
Dewclaws tolerated as long as they do not hinder movement
Hindquarters track in line with the forequarters
with rich undercoat. Buttocks lightly breeched. tail covered with dense fur Long-hair variety (rough coat):
Top coat plain, of medium length with a rich undercoat. Over the haunches and rump usually somewhat wavy.
Front legs feathered. Buttocks well breeched. Short hair on face and ears. Bushy tail
reddish-brown blanket covering back and flanks ("mantle coat"). A torn reddish-brown mantle (broken up by white)
is of equal value. Reddish-brown brindle permissible. Brownish-yellow tolerated.
Dark brown shadings on head desirable. Slight black shadings on body tolerated Markings: chest, feet, tip of tail,
muzzle band, blaze and patch on neck must be white Desirable: white collar, symmetrical dark mask
Minimal height: bitches 65 cm (25.59 in) Maximum height: dogs 90 cm (35.43 in) Maximum height: bitches 80 cm (31.5 in)
Dogs which exceed the maximum height will not be penalized, provided their
general appearance is balanced and their movement correct
to the degree of departure from the standard lack of correct gender characteristics unbalanced
general appearance strong wrinkles on head, excessive dewlap muzzle too short or too long flews
of the lower jaw turning outwards under- or overshot bite missing teeth other than PM 1 (premolar 1)
low set on ears light eye entropion, ectropion eyelids too loose sway back or roach back rump higher than
withers or falling away steeply tail carried curled over back crooked or severely turned out front legs poorly
angulated, bowed or cow-hocked hindquarters faulty movement curly coat incomplete or totally
absent pigment on nose, around the nose, on lips and eyelids faulty markings, e.g. white with
reddish-brown ticks faults of temperament: aggressiveness, shyness
blue eye N.B. Males should have two apparently normally developed testicles fully descended into the scrotum