FCI-Standard N° 208 / 20.04.1998
ORIGIN : Tibet.
PATRONAGE : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
UTILIZATION : Companion dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group
9 Companion and Toy Dogs.
Section 5 Tibetan breeds.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Sturdy,
abundantly coated dog with distinctly arrogant carriage
and chrysanthemum-like face.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Intelligent,
active and alert. Friendly and independant.
HEAD : Head broad, round, wide
between the eyes. Shock-headed with hair falling
well over eyes. Good beard and whiskers, hair growing
upwards on the nose giving a distinctly chrysanthemum-like
CRANIAL REGION :
Stop : Definite.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black but dark liver in liver or liver marked
dogs. Top of nose leather should be on a line with
or slightly below lower eyerim. Downpointed nose
highly undesirable. Wide open nostrils. Pinched
nostrils highly undesirable.
Muzzle : Of ample width, square, short, not wrinkled,
flat and hairy. Length about one inch (2,5 cm) from
tip to stop. Bridge of the nose level or slightly
tip tilted. Pigmentation of muzzle as unbroken as
Lips : Level.
Jaws/Teeth : Wide, slightly undershot or level.
Eyes : Large, dark, round, placed well apart but
not prominent. Warm expression. In liver or liver
marked dogs, lighter eye colour permissible. No
white of eye showing.
Ears : Large, with long leathers, carried drooping.
Set slightly below crown of skull, so heavily coated
they appear to blend into hair of neck.
NECK : Well proportioned, nicely
arched. Sufficient length to carry head proudly.
BODY : Longer between withers
and root of the tail than height at withers.
Back : Level.
Loin : Well coupled and sturdy.
Chest : Broad and deep.
TAIL : Heavily plumed carried
gaily well over back. Set on high. Height approximately
level with that of skull to give a balanced outline.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs short and
muscular with ample bone, as straight as possible,
consistent with broad chest being well let down.
Shoulders : Firm, well laid back.
HINDQUARTERS : Legs short and
muscular with ample bone. Straight when viewed from
the rear. Legs looking massive on account of wealth
Thighs : Well rounded and muscular.
FEET : Rounded, firm and well
padded, appearing big on account of wealth of hair.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Arrogant,
smooth-flowing, front legs reaching well forward,
strong rear action and showing full pad.
HAIR : Long, dense not curly,
with good undercoat. Slight wave permitted. Strongly
recommended that hair on head tied up.
COLOUR : All colours permissible,
white blaze on forehead and white tip to tail highly
desirable in parti-colours.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at the withers : Not more than 26.7 cm (10
1/2 ins), type and breed characteristics of the
utmost importance and on no account to be sacrificed
to size alone.
Weight : 4.5 to 8.1 kg (10-18 lbs). Ideal weight
4.5-7.3 kg (10-16 lbs).
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.