Long, muscular, clean in throat, neatly set into sloping shoulders.
Forelegs of medium length, straight, well boned.
Not long. Strong and muscular. Deep brisket, well sprung ribs. Length
of body should be proportionate to length of leg. Loin muscular and slightly
arched. Well coupled.
Strong and muscular, wide and fully developed with deep second thighs.
Hindlegs well boned, hocks well let down, stifles moderately angled, neither
turning in nor out.
Round, with thick pads. Firm and cat-like, not large or spreading.
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Well set on and low, never carried above level of back. Lively
Undocked: Well set on and low, never carried above level of back. Lively
in action. Feathered. In balance with the rest of the dog.
Smooth, powerful, ground covering action; driving from rear.
Straight or flat, silky texture, dense, never wiry or wavy. Curly coat
highly undesirable. Forelegs and hindlegs above hocks moderately feathered,
ears and tail lightly feathered.
Rich red and white only.
Approximate height: dogs: 48 cms (19 ins) at withers; bitches: 46 cms
(18 ins) at withers.
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, and on the dog's ability to perform its traditional work.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.