|Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
|Affectionate, obedient and easily controlled.
|Happy and volatile, rarely of shy nature. Game and fearless but definitely not aggressive although at all times able to hold his own when necessary.
|Head and Skull
|Flat, of moderate width between ears. Jaws powerful, clean cut, rather deep and punishing.
Stop not too defined, medium length from stop to end of nose. Nose black.
|Small, well set in, dark, expression indicative of temperament. A round, full eye undesirable.
|V-shaped, small, leathers not too thin, set on fairly high, carried forward and close to cheek.
|Jaws strong with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
|Moderate length and thickness, slightly arched and sloping gracefully into shoulders.
|Shoulders long, sloping and well set back. Legs straight and muscular, possessing ample bone, with upright and powerful pasterns.
|Back short and well ribbed up, loin strong, good depth and moderate width of chest.
|Strong, thighs muscular, of good length, with hocks well bent, well let down and with ample bone.
|Small, round and cat-like.
|Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily.
Undocked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
|Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out.
|Wiry, hard, very close and abundant. Single coat undesirable.
|Black and tan for preference, or black grizzle and tan, free from black pencilling on toes.
Black below hocks most undesirable.
|Height at shoulder not exceeding 39 cms (151/2 ins). Weight: 9-9.5 kgs (20-21 lbs).
|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.