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.
Skull flat or apple shaped. Muzzle overlong or coarse. Nose other than black.
Eyes light in colour, too small or too large, or protruding.
Ears semi-erect or not fully dropped, small, sharply pointed or set too close together.
Mouth over- or undershot to the extent that the incisors do not touch at all.
Shoulders straight. Out at elbow. Topline roached, dipped or cobby.
Legs malformed and crooked, cow hocked, too long or too short.
Stifles straight, coupled with weak hindquarters.
Tail unduly short. Too low set.
Harsh, curly or stand-off coat.