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FCI standard: N° 261 /16.06.1999. GB
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 20.12.1994.
ORIGIN : Japan
UTILIZATION : Hunting dog, companion
 
GENERAL APPEARANCE
Medium-sized dog with secondary sex characteristics strongly marked, well balanced, sturdily built and well boned. Muscles tough and clean cut.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT
Dog of noteworthy endurance, showing dignity and naive feeling. The temperament is faithful, docile, very alert and bold.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS
- The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 10 : 11
- The ratio of skull to length of nasal bridge is 3 : 2.
- Length of skull equal to width of cheeks, being about one fourth of height at withers.
HEAD

CRANIAL REGION :
Skull and forehead : Broad and slightly flat.
Stop : Shallow, but defined.

FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black, flesh colour permitted with a white coat.
Muzzle : Wedge-shaped. Nasal bridge straight.
Lips : Tight, with black edges.
Jaws/Teeth : Strong, with a scissor bite.
Cheeks : Well developed.
Eyes : Relatively small, nearly triangular, set well apart and dark brown in colour.
Ears : Small, triangular, slightly inclining forward and firmly pricked.

NECK
Powerful and muscular, free from dewlap.
BODY
Withers : High.
Back : Straight and strong.
Loins : Moderately broad and muscular.
Croup : Properly sloping.
Chest : Forechest well developed. Chest deep and moderately broad; ribs well sprung.
Belly : Well tucked up.
TAIL
Set on high, thick and carried over the back vigorously curled or curved like a sickle, the tip nearly reaching hocks when let down.
LIMBS
FOREQUARTERS :
Shoulders : Moderately sloping.
Forearm : Straight, clean cut.
Pasterns : Slightly inclining.

HINDQUARTERS : Powerful.
Hocks : Tough, sufficiently strong.

FEET : Toes well arched and tightly closed; pads hard and elastic; nails hard and black or dark colour.

GAIT/MOVEMENT
Active, quick, light and resilient.
COAT

HAIR : Outer coat harsh and straight; undercoat soft and dense. The hair on the tail fairly long and off-standing.
COLOUR : Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), brindle, red, black, black and tan, white.

SIZE
Height at withers : Dogs 48,5 - 51,5 cm.
Bitches 45,5 - 48, 5 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.
- Bitchy dog/doggy bitches.
- Slightly overshot or undershot mouth.

ELIMINATING FAULTS
- Extremely overshot or undershot mouth.
- Ears not pricked.
- Hanging or short tail.
- Shyness.
N.B.

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Blue-Black colour in tongue is not a fault.

 

 

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