Country of origin: China
Patronage: Great Britain
GENERAL APPEARANCE: A small, active and graceful dog; medium to fine boned, smooth hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only. Or covered with a soft veil of hair.
HEAD AND SKULL:
CHARACTERISTICS: Two distinct types of this breed; deer type, racy and fine boned, and cobby type, heavier in body and bone.
TEMPERAMENT: Happy, never vicious.
lightly rounded and elongated skull. Cheeks cleanly chiseled, lean and flat,, tapering into muzzle. Stop slightly pronounced but not too extreme. Head smooth, without excess wrinkles. distance from base of skull to stop equal to distance from stop to tip of the nose. Muzzle tapering slightly but never pointed, lean without flaws. Nose a prominent feature, narrow in keeping muzzle. Any color nose acceptable. Head presenting graceful appearance, with alert expression. Lips tight and thin. Ideally, crest beginning at stop, tapering off down neck. Crest itself may flow to any length, a long and flowing crest is preferred, but sparse acceptable.
So dark as to appear black; little or no white showing; medium size; set wide apart.
Set low: highest point of base of ear level with outside corner of eye. Large and erect, with or without fringe, except in the Powder puffs where drop ears are permissible.
Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissors bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square into jaws.
Lean, free from throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into strong shoulders. When moving, carried high and slightly arched.
Shoulders clean, narrow and well laid back. Legs long and slender, set well under the body. Elbows held close to body. Pasterns fine, strong, nearly vertical. Toes turned neither in nor out.
Medium to long. Supple. Chest rather broad and deep, not barrel ribbed. Breast bone not prominent. Brisket extending to elbows- moderate tuck-up.
Rump well rounded and muscular, loins taut, stifles fine and long, sweeping smoothly into the well let-down hock. Angulation of the rear limb must be such as to produce a level back. Hind-legs set wide apart.
Extreme hare foot, narrow and very long, with unique elongation of the small bones between joints, especially in the forefeet, which almost appear to possess an extra joint. Nails any colour, moderately long. Socks ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top of pastern. Feet turning neither in nor out.
Set high, carried up or out when in motion. Long and tapering, fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side, falling naturally when at rest. Plume long and flowing, confined to the lower two-thirds of the tail. Sparse plume acceptable.
long, flowing and elegant with good rech and planty of drive.
No large patches of hair anywhere on the body. Skin fine-grained, smooth warm to touch. In Powderpuffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.
Any colour combination of colours.
Ideal height in dogs 28-33 cm. (11-13 inches) at withers. Bitches 23-30 cm. (9-12 inches) at withers. Weight varies considerably, but should not be over 5 1/2 kg (12 lbs).
Any departure from the forgoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness of the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Approved by the General Assembly on the 23th and 24th June 1987 in Jerusalem.