Lhassa Apso Standard FCI 1998
NO 227 au 11/05/199 (remplaçant celui du 24/06/1987)
Pays d’origine: le Tibet - Patronage: la Grande-Bretagne
(Traduction Prof. R. TRIQUET)

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Well balanced, sturdy, heavy coated.

CHARACTERISTICS: Gay and assertive.

TEMPERAMENT: Alert, steady but somewhat aloof with strangers.

HEAD & SKULL: Heavy head furnishings with good fall over the eyes, good whiskers and beard. Skull moderately narrow, falling away behind the eyes, not quite flat, but not domed or apple-headed. Straight foreface with medium stop. Nose black. Muzzle about 4 cm (11/2 ins), but not square; length from tip of nose roughly one third total length from nose to back of skull.

EYES: Dark. Medium size, frontally placed, oval, neither large, nor small and sunk. No white showing at base or top.

EARS: Pendant, heavily feathered.

MOUTH: Upper incisors close just behind 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

GAIT/MOVEMENT: Free and jaunty.

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

COAT: Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither wooly 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 (10 ins) 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 testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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