Origen: Great Britaine
General Appearance: Active, gracefull and well balanced with gente expression.
Characteristic: Sporting, affectionate, absolutely fearless
Temperament: Gay, friendly, non-aggressive, no tendency towards nervousness
Head & Skull: Skull almost flat between the ears. Stop shallow. Lenght from base of stop to tip of nose about 3,8 cm (1,5 inches). Nostrils black and well developed without flesh marks, muzzle well tapered. Lips well developed but not pendulous. Face well filled below eyes. Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.
Eyes: Large, dark, round but not prominent: spaced well apart.
Ears: Long, set high, with plenty of feather
Mouth: Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Neck: Moderate lenghth, slightly arched.
Forequarters: Chest moderate, shoulders well laid back, straight legs moderately boned.
Body: Short-coupled with good spirit of rib. Level back.
Hindquarters: Legs with moderate bone; well turned stifle – no tendency to cow or sickle hocks.
Feet: Compact, cushioned and well feathered.
Tail: Length of tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back. Docking optional. If docked, no more tan one third to be removed.
Gait/Movement: Free moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from behind. Fore and hind legs move parallel when viewed from in front and behind.
Coat: Long, silky, free fron curl. Slight wave permisible. Plenty of feathering. Totally free from trimming.
Colours: Recognised colours are:
Black and Tan: Raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail. Tan should be bright. White marks undesirable.
Ruby: Whole coloured rich red. White markings undesirable.
Blenheim: Rich chestnut markings well broken up, on pearly White ground. Markings evently divide don head, leaving room between ears for much-valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
Tricolour: Black and White well spaced, broken up, with tan markings ove reyes, cheeks, inside legs, and on underside of tail.
Any other color or comdination of colours most undesirable.
Weight and size: Weight – twelve to eighteen pounds (5,46 a 8, 20 kg). A small well-balanced dog well within these weight desirable.
Faults: Ane departure from the foregoing point should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.