It is in general higher than wider and longer than stocky. The proportion between the length of the forehead and the skull is 1:1. The skin shows no wrinkles on the forehead.
Skull : Seen from the front and in profile, the skull is moderately curved, powerful to correspond to the trunk and the members, but not heavy. The part at the back is not sensibly larger than at eye level.
Nose : always black.
Eyes : From light brown to very dark brown, middle sized, oval, not deep-set norbulging,nor too close nor too widely spaced. The eyelids marry the shape of the occular globe. No visible conjunctivity. The white of the eye (visible part of the sclerotic) is notred
Ears : Highly attached and not too far to the back, falling, of medium size, fleshy and well attached to the cheek.
Strong jaws with a perfect regular and complete scissors coupling, this means that the posterior face of the upper incisives is in narrow contact with the anterior face of the inferior incisives, the teeth being implanted in square in relation to the jaws; 42 healthy teeth conform to the teeth formula (the absence of the M3 is allowed).
A clip articulate is allowed; no withdrawal of the jaw at canine level.
Wither : Marked, especially the males.
Tail : very hairy;
falls straight in station and is only slightly curved when the dog is moving;
if possible not higher than the back level.
Pelvis : oblique.
Hair : Medium soft to raw texture, of good length, well tight without making a stripe; despite a well developed under-fur, the shape of the body remains well recognizable;
the hair is straight, sometimes with a little ondulation; especially the males, the hair forms a nice mane on the neck and the upper chest, furnished fringes on the anteriors
and a lot of hair on the posteriors.
Color : Lion yellow (light fawn), fawn red, dark fawn (redbrown),also sandy (light yellow, creme colored) and all shades between these colors, with a black mask; a black point at the hairs is allowed, but the black may not be dominant. The lighter shade of the hair at the bottom of the tail, at the anterior fringes, at the mane and at the bottom of the posteriors must not be marked as to disturb the harmony of the entirety of the color of the hair.
A little white spot in the shape of a small stripe on the chest is allowed, as well as white hair between the toes.
Height of the wither for the males : 72-80 cm, medium height 76 cm
for the females : 65-75 cm, medium height 70 cm.
Each default in relation to the preceeding is to be considered as a default that will be punished in function of the seriousness and of the essential importance (behavior, type, harmony, movement).
Defaults which lead to elimination
defaults (pronounced cow hocks, severely bended back (from karp) or
severely turned outside, absolutely insufficient angles of the shoulder,
of the elbows, of the hock.Chesnut truffle.