Should impress as being active, game and hardy.
Agile, alert of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free movement. Weather-resistant coat.
Fearless and gay disposition; assertive but not aggressive.
HEAD & SKULL:
Head small, but in proportion to body. Skull broad; decided indentation between the eyes with a definite stop. Muzzle powerful, jaw strong but not long or heavy. Nose black. Head well furnished.
Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk with shaggy eyebrows.
Small, pointed, well carried and erect, not too closely set nor heavily coated.
Large teeth. Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
Well set on, not short.
Sloping shoulders, medium length of leg, good but not too heavy bone. Forelegs never out at elbow. Legs covered with harsh hair.
Back level, medium length. Well sprung deep ribs; strong supple loin.
Very strong muscular thighs. Good, but not excessive, bend of stifle. Hocks well let down, inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.
Forefeet, larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin, narrow or spreading feet and long nails objectionable.
Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high nor low set, carried gaily but not turned down towards back.
Very free-flowing stride. Forelegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.
Very important. Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not coarse, outer coat; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats objectionable. Slight wave permissible.
Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these colors acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.
Approximately 28-31 cm. at withers, but in proportion to weight-ideally 6-7,5 kg.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness of the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles full descended into the scrotum.