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.
Faults in attitude, not according or typical to gender.
Muzzle too short
Flews too heavy or too thin
From the total of 4 PM 1 and 2 m3 only two teeth may be missing.
Eyes too light. Yellowish, bird of prey eyes.
Ears too long, too short, too heavy, set on too narrow or twisted.
Loose skin at throat.
Slight roach back.
Rump (croup) too short.
Chest too deep.
Tail strongly bent or carried too high above the topline.
Elbows turned in or out. Feet turned in or out. Forelegs standing close or wide.
Hindquarters too straight.
Slightly bow-legged, slightly cow-hocked or close hocks.
Clumsy, lymphatic, coarse conformation.
Flesh-coloured or flecked nose (except when basic colour of coat is white).Snipy muzzle, concave bridge of the nose (dishface).
Pincer bite or partial pincer bite.
Distinct roach back, slight swayback.
Considerable lack in depth of chest. Poorly developed forechest. Ribs too flat or barrel shaped.
Distinctly turned in or out elbows.
Weak and down on pasterns.
Pastern totally vertical
Distinctly cow-hocked or bow-legged, in stance as well as in movement.
Deviation of more than 2 cm from the given height at the withers.
Distinctly non-typical gender characteristics.
Absence of more than 2 teeth from the total of 4 PM1 and 2M3. Absence of 1 tooth or more other than PM1 and M3.
Non visible teeth have to be considered as missing.
Overshot or undershot bite, wry mouth as well as all intergrades.
Any surplus teeth arranged outside the dental arch.
Cleft palate and hare lip.
Excessively loose eyelids, ectropian, entropian, distichiasis (double row of eyelashes).
Excessive swayback, malformation of the spine.
Any malformation of the chest, e.g. clipped sternum (short sternum blending abruptly into the abdominal line).
Rear dewclaws with or without bony skeleton.