||Group 1 (Toys)
||Small, well-balanced, moderately thick set with
great dignity and quality. Any signs of respiratory distress for
any reason or inability to move soundly are unacceptable and
should be heavily penalised. Not excessively coated.
||Leonine in appearance. Alert and intelligent
||Fearless, loyal, aloof, not timid or aggressive.
|Head And Skull:
||Head fairly large, proportionately wider than
deep. Skull moderately broad, wide and flat between ears, not
domed, wide between eyes. Nose not too short, broad, nostrils
large and open. A slight wrinkle, preferably broken, may extend
from the cheeks to the bridge of the nose in a wide inverted V. This must never adversely affect or obscure
eyes or nose. Pinched nostrils and heavy over-nose wrinkles are
unacceptable and should be heavily penalised. Muzzle must be
evident, but may be relatively short and wide. Firm underjaw. Lips
not obscuring a well defined chin. Defined stop. Black pigment
essential on nose, lips and eye rims.
||Clear, round, dark lustrous and not too large.
Free from obvious eye problems.
||Leather heart-shaped, set level with the skull,
carried close to the head and not coming below line of muzzle.
Long, profuse feathering.
||Level lips, must not show teeth or tongue. Firm
||Relatively short and thick.
||Relatively short, thick, heavily boned forelegs.
Bones of forelegs may be slightly bowed between pasterns and
elbows accommodating ribs. Elbows should be close to the body.
Shoulders laid back and fitting smoothly into the body. Standing
well up on feet, not down on pasterns, which should be strong and
not too close together. Absolute soundness essential.
||Relatively short. Distinct waist. Broad chest and
well sprung ribs slung between forelegs. Level topline.
||Hindlegs strong and well muscled but moderately
lighter than forequarters. Excessively narrow hindquarters to be
heavily penalised. Moderate angulation. Well defined stifles.
Firm, low hocks. Strong rear pasterns, parallel when viewed from
the rear. Absolute soundness essential.
||Large and flat, not round. Front feet may be
slightly turned out. Excessively turned out feet to be heavily
penalised. Hind feet point straight ahead.
||Set high, carried tightly, slightly curved over
back to either side. Long feathering.
||Typically slow, dignified, rolling gait in front.
Typical movement must not be confused with a roll caused by
slackness of shoulders or with other indications of unsoundness.
Any slackness of shoulders and elbows, and any indication of
unsoundness in feet and pasterns to be heavily penalised. Movement
not to be hindered by excessive body coat.
||Moderately long, straight, with mane, not
extending beyond shoulders, forming a cape around neck. Top coat
coarse with thick, softer undercoat. Feathering on ears, back of
legs, tail and toes. Length and volume of coat should neither
impair the activity of the dog nor obscure the shapeliness of
body. Excessive coat must be heavily penalised.
||All colours and markings are permissible and of
equal merit, except albino or liver. Parti-colours evenly broken.
Dogs not exceeding 5 kg (11 lbs); Bitches not exceeding 5.4 kg (12
Dogs should look small but be surprisingly heavy when picked up;
heavy bone and a sturdy well-built body are essentials of the
||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.
||Male animals should have two apparently normal
testicles fully descended into the scrotum.