Smooth hair, well balanced, of great strength for its size. Muscular, active and agile.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children. Courageous, intrepid and totally trustworthy.
Skull: Deep and broad.
Jaws / Teeth: Strong jaws; large teeth with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
Lips: Clenched and dry.
Cheeks: Muscles of the cheeks very pronounced.
Eyes: Preferably dark, but some relationship with the color of the coat is tolerated. Round, of medium size and inserted in order to look forward. The edges of the eyelids are black.
Ears: Pink or semi-erect, neither large nor heavy. Thick, drooping or erect ears are highly undesirable.
Muscular, rather short, of good shape, gradually extending to the shoulders.
Top line: Flat.
Chest: Wide forehead, deep sternum; ribs well sprung; muscular and well defined.
Medium size, set low, tapering to the tip and carried low. It should not form a hook and may resemble an old water pump lever.
Legs straight and of good bone; preferably placed apart from each other, showing no weakness in the pasterns, in which the tips of the legs are turned out a little.
Shoulders: Well-placed back.
Elbows: They are not loose.
HINDQUARTERS: Very muscular. Parallel legs when viewed from behind.
Knees: Well angled.
Hocks: Well let down.
Legs: Well padded, strong and of medium size. Black nails on solid colored dogs.
Free, powerful and agile with effort saving. The legs
they move in parallel when viewed from the front and from behind. Perceptible propulsion of the hindquarters.
Hair: Short, smooth and seated.
Red, fawn, white, black or blue or any of those colors with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white. Black and tan or liver color are highly undesirable.
SIZE / WEIGHT
Desired height at withers:
35.5 to 40.5 cm. These sizes are related
with the weight.
Males: 12.7 kg to 17 kg
Females: 11 kg to 15.4 kg.
Any deviation from the terms of this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in the exact proportion of its severity and its effects on the dog’s health and well-being.
•Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.
•Every dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly