FCI-Standard N° 227 / 02.
04. 2004 / GB
ORIGIN : Tibet.
PATRONAGE : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
UTILIZATION : Toy Dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group
9 Companion and Toy Dogs.
Section 5 Tibetan breeds.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Well balanced,
sturdy, heavily coated.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Gay
and assertive. Alert, steady but somewhat aloof
HEAD : Heavy head furnishings
with good fall over eyes; good whiskers and beard.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Moderately narrow, falling away behind eyes,
not quite flat, but not domed or apple headed.
Stop : Medium.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muzzle : About 4cm (1 1/2 ins), but not square;
length from tip of nose roughly one third of total
length from nose to back of skull.
Foreface : Straight.
Jaws/Teeth : 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.
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.
NECK : Strong and well arched.
BODY : Length from point of
shoulders to point of buttocks greater than height
at withers. Balanced and compact.
Back : Level topline.
Loin : Strong.
Chest : Ribs extending well back.
TAIL : High set, carried well
over back but not like a pot-hook. Often a kink
at end. Well feathered.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight,
heavily furnished with hair.
Shoulders : Well laid back.
HINDQUARTERS : Well developed
with good muscle. Good angulation. Heavily furnished
Hocks : When viewed from behind parallel and not
too close together.
FEET : Round, cat-like with
firm pads. Well feathered.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free and
HAIR : Top coat long, heavy,
straight, hard neither woolly nor silky. Moderate
COLOUR : Golden, sandy, honey,
dark grizzle, slate, smoke, parti-colour, black,
white or brown. All equally acceptable.
SIZE : Ideal height : 25.4
cm (10 ins) at shoulder for dogs; bitches slightly
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 and its effect
upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical
or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should
have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.