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.
1. Dogs more than 3 cm (one inch) over or under ideal height.
2. Lack of substance in adult dog.
3. Dish or down-faced.
4. Abrupt stop.
5. Nose, eye rims and eyes not of prescribed colour.
6. Bright pink nose.
7. Large, round eyes.
8. Overshot bite.
9. Roached, sway back, slack loins.
10. Splayed or paper feet, down in pasterns.
11. Tail too short, kinked or curled over touching the back.
12. Tail carried below level of back when dog gaiting.
13. Open coat
1. Undershot bite, wry mouth.
2. Overshot by more than 3 mm [1/8 inch]
3. Butterfly nose.
4. Lack of webbing.
5. Any colour other than red or orange shades.
6. White on shoulders, around ears, on back of neck, across back or flanks.
7. Silvery coat, grey in coat, black areas in coat.
8. In Adult classes, any shyness.