FAULTS, SEVERE FAULTS & DISQUALIFYING FAULTS
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.
- Too light or too coarse in build
- Lack of self-confidence.
- Deviations in the sexual dimorphism.
- Head small in proportion to the body; light, narrow, long, coarse, blocky or apple head.
- Abrupt stop.
- Muzzle downfaced, dishfaced or snipy.
- Teeth too small, widely spaced, incisors not set in one line; any deviation from dental (except for absence of the PM1s)
- Insufficiently marked cheekbones.
- Eyes large, bulging, very light, showing haw, slack eye lids.
- Ears large, thin or set too low.
- Top line roach or sway back; long, sagging or arched loin; rump higher than the withers.
- Body square, too cobby or long, narrow in both front & rear; too leggy, chest short, flat or shallow
- Croup short or steep.
- Stumped tail.
- Weak bone, muscles and ligaments in joints.
- Lacking correct angulations.
- Bowed forearms.
- Unbalanced movement.
- Lack of driving power in the hindquarters.
- Coat that is very soft, curly; has very short guard coat or no undercoat.
- Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
- Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.
- Any deviation from the required bite.
- Incomplete dental formula (absence of any tooth except the third molars (M3) or the first premolars (PM1s).
- Wall eyes; deep blue; green shaded or eyes of different color.
- Docked tail.
- Constant pacing or impossibility to assess the gate.
- Black colour in any variation; solid, diluted, piebald, spotted or as saddle (except for mask).
- Genetic blue colour in any variation or nuance.
- Bluish-grey pigmented nose, lips and eye rims.
- Genetic brown color in any variation or nuance.
- Genetic brown nose, lips and eye rims.
- Tan-marking in black, blue or brown dogs.
- Height below minimum.
- Severe deviations in the sexual dimorphism in males.
- Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
- Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.