BARBET STANDARD (continued)
Short and strong
Shoulders: sloping. The scapulo-humeral angle varies from 110 to 115. Upper arm: strong and muscular. Lower arm: straight, strong, perpendicular, completely covered by long hair. Strong bone structure.
Back: very slightly convex. Loin: arched, short and strong. Croup: rounded in profile. Chest: broad, developed, quite deep, rounded ribcage.
Upper thigh: slight slope, well muscled. Hocks: set low. Well angulated. Metatarsus: well upright. Feet: round, broad, covered with hair.
Slightly raised, carried above the horizontal when the dog is in action, low set, forming a slight hook at the tip.
Easy movement, the limbs moving in line with the body. Medium length foreleg stride with good thrust from the hindquarters.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be exact proportion to its degree.
- Head fine and narrow; bridge of nose thin and long; lips thin
- Light eyes
- Ears high set (higher than eye level), thin, short and narrow
- Neck long and thin
- Top line hollow
- Loin long and weak
- Croup straight
- Chest narrow
- Tail high set on, curled over back
- Lack of tail, stumpy tail
- Shoulders upright
- Upper arm thin
- Lower arm fine boned Forelegs fringed
- Upper thigh flat; hocks straight; hindlegs fringed; Dewclaws
- Feet thin and narrow, lacking hair
- Skin thin
- Coat short, harsh, not woolly, not curly
- Colours: Any colour other than those mentioned in the standard
- Overly shy dogs
- Overshot or undershot jaw
- Aggressive dog
Note: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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