N° 227 / 30. 11. 1990 /
( Substituting original valid standard 24/06/1987)



Origin:
Tibet.

Patronage:
Great Britain.

General Appearance:
Well balanced, sturdy, heavily coated.

Characteristics:
Gay and assertive.

Temperament:
Alert, steady but somewhat allof with strangers.

Head and Skull:
Heavy head furnishings with good fall over eyes; good whiskers and beard.

Skull:
Moderately narrow, falling away behind eyes, not quite flat, but not domed or apple headed. Straight foreface with medium stop. Nose black. Muzzle about 4cm, but not square; length from tip of nose roughly one third of the total length from nose to back of skull.
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Eyes:
Dark. Medium size, frontally placed, oval, neither large nor full, nor small and sunk. No white showing at base or top.

Ears:
Pendant, heavily feathered.

Mouth:
Upper incisors close just inside lower i.e. reverse scissor bite. Incisors in a broad and as straight a line as possible. Full dentition desirable

Neck:
Strong and well arched.

Forequarters:
Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, heavily furnished with hair.

Body:
Length from point of shoulders to point of buttocks greater than height at withers. Well ribbed. Level topline. Strong loin. Balanced and compact.

Hindquarters:
Well developed with good muscle. Good angulation. Heavily furnished with hair. Hocks when viewed from behind parallel and not too close together.

FEET:
Round, cat-like with firm pads. Well feathered.

Tail:
High set, carried well over back but not like a pot hook. Often with a kink at the end. Well feathered.

Gait - Movement:
Free and jaunty.

Coat:
Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither woolly nor silky. Moderate undercoat.

Colour:
Golden sandy, honey, dark grizzle, slate, smoke, black, parti-colour, white or brown. All equally acceptable.

Size:
Ideal height: 25.4 cm at shoulder for dogs; bitches slightly smaller.

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.

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

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