Faults Print E-mail

    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 diffusion.

    Eliminating Faults

Head - Accentuated parallelism of the axes of the skull and the muzzle very marked converging axes of the skull and the muzzle, converging side lines of the muzzle, scissors bite, pronounced and disturbing undershot mouth.

Nose - Partial depigmentation.

Tail - Forming a ring or in a vertical position.

Size - Oversize or undersize.

Gait/movement - Continued amble.

    Disqualifying Faults

Head - Diverging axes of the skull and the muzzle, overshot mouth nose bridge resolutely hollow or ram-like.

Nose - Total depigmentation.

Eyes - Partial and bilateral palpebral depigmentation, wall-eye, bilateral strabismus.

Sexual organs - Monorchidism, cryptorchidism, obvious incomplete growth of one or both testicles.

Tail - Tailless, short-tail, artificial or congenital.

Hair - Semi-long, smooth, fringed.

Colors - All colours not prescribed, white patches too wide.

Note - Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.