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' Breed Standard '

                                                                                                 ' Rocky & Tarnisha'

Aust Ch Farnsmere Colorado (owned by M Ison) &
daughter Braydnvale Fire Dancer

GENERAL APPEARANCE:
Active, graceful and well balanced, with gentle expression

CHARACTERISTICS:
Sporting, affectionate, absolutely fearless

TEMPERAMENT:
Gay, friendly, non-aggressive, no tendency towards nervousness

HEAD AND SKULL:
Skull almost flat between the ears.  Stop shallow. Length from base of stop to tip of nose about 3.75cms. Nostrils black and well developed without flesh marks, muzzle well tapered.  Lips well developed but not pendulous.  Face well filled below eyes.  Any tendency to snipiness undesirable

EYES:
Large, dark, round but not prominent, spaced well apart

EARS:
Long, set hight, with plenty of feather

MOUTH:
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, ie the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

NECK:
Moderate length, slightly arched

FOREQUARTERS:
Chest moderate, shoulders well laid back, straight legs, moderately boned

BODY:
Short Coupled with good spring of rib. Level back

HINDQUARTERS:
Legs with moderate bone, well turned stifle - no tendency to cow or sickle hocks

FEET:
Compact, cushioned and well feathered

TAIL:
Length of tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back.  Docking optional. If docked, no more than one third to be removed

GAIT / MOVEMENT:
Free  moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from behind.  Fore and hind legs move parallel when viewed from in front and behind.

COAT:
Long, silky, free from curl.  Slight wave permissible.  Plenty of feathering.  Totally free from trimming

COLOUR:
 
Recognised Colours Are:
BLACK AND TAN: Raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail.  Tan should be bright.  White marks undesirable.
RUBY:
Wholecoloured rich red.  White markings undesirable.
BLENHEIM: Rich chestnut markings well broken up on pearly white background.  Markings evenly divided on the head, leaving room for the much valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
TRICOLOUR: Black and white well spaced and broken up with tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside legs and underside of tail.  Any other colour or combination of colours most undesirable.

SIZE:
Weight: 5.4 - 8.1 kilos (12 - 18 Pounds).  A small well balanced dog well within these weights desirable

FAULTS:
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded in the exact proportion to its degree

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the the scrotum

 

Music:
Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston



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