THE KENNEL CLUB
THE GENERAL APPEARANCE
Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-
movement and alert expression.
An alert keen hunter, hunting be scent and sight using its ears to a marked degree when working close.
Alert, intelligent, friendly affectionate and playfull.
HEAD AND SKULL
Skull long. Lean and well chiseled. Foreface slightly longer than skull. Only slight stop. Top of skull
parallel with foreface, whole head representing blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.
Amber coloured, blending with coat; oval, moderately deep set, with keen intelligent expression.
Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but very mobile; broad at base, fine and large.
Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and
set square to the jaws.
Long lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line.
Shoulders strong, long and well laid back. Forelegs straight and parallel. Elbows well tucked in.
Strong, and muscular. Moderate bend of stifle. Well developed second thigh. Limbs parallel when
viewed from behind.
Strong , well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well Padded.
Lithe and almost straight top line. Slight slope down croup to root of tail. Deep brisket extending
down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung. Moderate cut up. Length of body from breast to
haunch bone slightly longer than height at withers.
Medium set -
A screw tail is undesirable.
Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog shoulder cover ground well without any apparent
effort. Legs and feet should move in line with body; and tendency to throw feet sideways, or
high stepping ‘hackney’ action highly undesirable.
Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh; no feathering.
Tan to rich tan with white markings allowed as follows: White tip on tail strongly desired. White on
chest (‘The Star’). White on toes. Slim white blaze on centre line of face permissible. Flecking or
white other than above undesirable.
Dogs: 56 -
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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
THE K.C. BREED STANDARD