General Appearance Medium size dog of spitz type with a wide
variation of colours. Balanced, well constructed, slightly longer
Characteristics Devoted family companion.
Temperament Self assured, calm, and of even temperament.
Bonds strongly with its family. Reserved with strangers without
any signs of aggression.
Head and Skull Wedge shaped viewed from above and in profile.
Flat skull of moderate width. Distinct frontal furrow and well
defined occiput. Barely defined stop. Parallel planes to foreface
and skull which are approximately equal in length. Cheeks barely
pronounced. Tapering muzzle neither too coarse nor too pointed.
Black, medium sized nose.
Eyes Dark, oval, slightly slanting and medium size, neither deep
set nor protruding. Close fitting, black pigmented rims.
Ears Medium size, triangular, with slightly rounded tips. Carried
pricked. Set apart about the width of the base of an ear. Tips of
ears and stop almost form an equilateral triangle.
Mouth Lips close fitting with black pigmentation. Strong broad
lower jaw. Perfect regular and complete scissor or level bite, i.e.
upper teeth closely overlapping or meeting lower teeth and set
square to the jaws.
Neck Well set on, well muscled and of medium length. Without
Forequarters Medium boned. Legs straight and parallel when viewed from the front.
Shoulders slightly sloping. Moderate angulation. Upper arm of approximately equal length
to forearm. Elbows held close to the chest. Pasterns strong and slightly sloping.
Body Length of body from point of shoulder to point of buttock greater than height at
the well defined withers. Back firm and straight with good length and width of loin.
Croup broad, level and strong. Oval shaped ribcage reaching to elbows. Forechest well
developed without exaggeration. Sternum extending well back. Slight tuck up.
Hindquarters Legs straight and parallel when seen from behind. Strongly muscled upper
and lower thighs of almost equal length. Moderate turn of stifle. Sound, strong hocks
turning neither in nor out. Rear pasterns of good length, vertical when viewed from the
Feet Oval, tight with moderately arched toes. Firm, well cushioned, black pigmented
pads with thick hair between. Strong, dark pigmented nails.
Tail High set. Round and firm, of good thickness, tapering towards the tip. Carried
forward, curved or curled over the back or to one side. When at rest and if hanging
down, would reach the hocks.
Gait/Movement Moves with strides of moderate length. Straight coming and going.
Coat Harsh topcoat of medium length, loosely lying, with thick undercoat. Shorter on
muzzle, face, ears and front of legs. The tail and backs of legs well feathered with long
hair. Coat on neck slightly longer than on body without forming a mane. Tight,
Colour All colours, and colour combinations are permitted, with the exception of white
patches on body, pure white, or liver.
Size Height at withers: dogs 52-60cms (20½ -23½ ins), bitches 48-56 cms (19-22 ins).
Weight: dogs 23-32 kg (51-70½ lbs), bitches 18-26 kg (40-57 lbs).
Ideal height and weight: dogs 56cm (22ins), 26 kg (57 lbs), bitches 52 cms (20½ ins),
22 kg (48½ lbs).
Faults 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.
Note Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the