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 ofthe dog.
- Heavy dog, not very active
- Head; ogival skull, rounded forehead, stop too pronounced or non existent.
Muzzle: Square or rectangular. Lack of pigmentation on nose or lips.
Eyes: Light or of wild expression. Lack of pigmentation on the eyerims.
Tail: Tail curled on or over the loin; 'squirrel tail' (carried horizontally over the back); fused vertebrae. Coat: Too abundant on the head, especially when it covers the eyes and on the muzzle when it looks like a griffon's moustache. Poor texture, soft, wiry, curly or frizzy. Coat lacking density or thickness.
Colour: White covering more than one third of the coat. Harlequin coat lacking contrast between grey and black having fawn glints. Very diluted coat colour. Black coat with tan
on head and on limbs (black marked fawn).
Behaviour/Temperament: Aggressive or overly shy.
Nose and eyelids: Any colour other than perfectly black.
Mouth: Over or undershot or any malformation ofthe jaws. Absence of more than 2 teeth (except PMl). The presence of canines and carnassial teeth (PM4 upper jaw and MI lower jaw) is obligatory.
Ears: Naturally erect ears.
Eyes: Wall-eyes for any dogs other than blue with black mottling (harlequin or slate grey). Flesh colour on the eye rims. Light yellow eyes.
Tail: Limp, hanging vertically.
Colour: White or colour not stipulated in the standard. White covering more than 1/3 of coat in black dogs.
Size: Outside the limits.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.