Athletic, graceful, compact with medium boning.
A distinctive feature is the coat which should be easy to manage and non shedding.
Energetic, joyful, comical, sociable, clever, melt at human touch, intuitive and easy to train.
Smooth, powerful, effortless trotting gait, good reach in front and drive from behind, sound, free movement.
Size can range from 35-63cms in height at the wither, and weight can vary from 7-30 kgs.
- Miniatures are up to 42 cms and 15 kgs in weight
- Mediums are up to 52 cms at the wither and 20 kgs in weight
- Standards are up to 63 cms at the wither and 30 kgs in weight
Compact, square, deep well sprung chest, strong, muscular loins.
Broad, well defined eyebrows, moderate stop, eyes set well apart, clean cut head in proportion to size of body.
Expressive, large, slightly rounded.
Slightly above eye level, flat against head.
Large, fleshy, square appearance.
Good strength, light arched, moderate elegant length, flows into shoulders.
Should follow topline, may be carried gaily but should not curly completely over back.
Please see the ALA’s website for more infomation on the breed standard.