UTILIZATION: Hunting dog, companion.
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 5 Spitz and primitive type. Section 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: This breed originated from medium-sized
HEAD CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Forehead broad. Stop: Rather abrupt, with a slight furrow.
FACIAL REGION: Nose: Black. Slight lack of pigmentation in white dogs is accepted. Nasal bridge straight. Muzzle: Fairly thick, and wedge-shaped. Lips: Tight. Jaws/Teeth: Strong, with a scissor bite. Cheeks: Relatively well developed. Eyes: Nearly triangular, not too small, and dark brown in colour. The outer corners of the eyes are slightly upturned. Ears: Small, triangular, slightly inclining forward and firmly pricked.
NECK: Thick and muscular.
BODY: Withers: High. Back: Straight and strong. Loin: Broad and muscular. Chest: Deep, ribs moderately sprung. Belly: Slightly tucked up.
TAIL: Set on high, thick, carried vigorously curled or curved like a sickle over the back, the tip nearly reaching to the hocks when let down.
LIMBS FOREQUARTERS: Shoulders: Moderately sloping with well developed muscles. Upper arm: Forming a moderate angle with shoulder blade. Elbow: Set close to the body. Forearm: Straight. Metacarpus (Pastern): Slightly oblique. Feet: Toes well arched and tightly closed. Pads thick and elastic. Nails hard and preferably dark in colour.
HINDQUARTERS: General appearance: Well developed, strong and moderately angulated. Hocks: Tough and strong. Feet: Toes well arched and tightly closed. Pads thick and elastic. Nails hard and preferably dark in colour.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Light and resilient.
COAT Hair: Outer coat harsh and straight, undercoat soft and dense. The hair on cheeks and tail fairly long. Colour: White, red, and sesame (well mixture of black, red and white hairs in whole).
SIZE: Height at withers: Males 52 cm. Females 49 cm. There is a tolerance of + 3 cm.
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. • Lack of sexual dimorphism. • Long hair. • Slightly overshot or undershot mouth. • Shyness. • Pinto colour.
DISQUALIFYING FAULTS: • Aggressive or overly shy. • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified. • Extremely overshot or undershot mouth. • Ears not pricked. • Hanging tail, short tail. N.B.: • 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. The latest amendments are in bold characters.