GENERAL APPEARANCE: Symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful, level mover: sound with
CHARACTERISTICS: Biddable, intelligent and possessing natural working ability.
TEMPERAMENT: Kind, friendly and confident.
HEAD AND SKULL: Balanced and well-chiselled, skull broad without coarseness; well-set
on neck, muzzle powerful, wide and deep. Length of foreface approximately equals
length from well-defined stop to occiput. Nose preferably black.
EYES: Dark brown, set well apart, dark rims.
EARS: Moderate size, set on approximate level with eyes.
MOUTH: Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissors bite, i.e. upper
teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK: Good length, clean and muscular.
FOREQUARTERS: Forelegs straight with good bone shoulders well laid back, long in
blade with upper arm of equal length placing legs well under body. Elbows close fitting.
BODY: Balanced, short coupled, deep through heart. Ribs deep well sprung. Level top-line.
HINDQUARTERS: Loin and legs strong and muscular, good second thighs, well-bent stifles.
Hocks well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither turning in nor out.
Cow-hocks highly undesirable.
FEET: Round and cat-like.
TAIL: Set on and carried level with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.
GAIT/MOVEMENT: Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride
long and free with no sign of hackney action in front.
COAT: Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense water-resisting undercoat.
COLOUR: Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs of
chest only, permissible.