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 its ability to perform its traditional work.
· Slight fawn coloured overlay (light yellow or fawn shade) on eartips, on back and upper part of tail.
· Partial loss of pigment of flecked appearance on nose, lips and/or eye rims.
· Dewclaws. Except in countries where their removal is forbidden by law.
· Heavy appearance, too short build (square outline).
· Absence of sexual dimorphism.
· Missing more than two PM1; the M3 are not taken into account.
· Drop (hanging) ears, semi-pricked ears, button ears.
· Severely sloping backline.
· Ringtail, kinked tail, hook tail, tail carried over back.
· Soft, silky topcoat; woolly, curly, open coat; distinctly long hair without undercoat.
· Distinct fawn colour (distinct yellowish or tawny overlay) on ear tips, back and upper side of the tail.
· Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
· Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
· Anxiety, high grade fearfulness, aggressiveness due to anxiety, unnecessary aggression, lethargic behaviour.
· One eye or both blue, protruding eyes.
· Entropion, ectropion.
· Over- or undershot mouth, wry mouth.
· Total loss of pigment on nose, lips and/or eye rims.
· Total loss of pigment in the skin and on the pads.