The neck should be strong and fairly long, tapering towards the head and free from throatiness.
Rectangular, proportions of length of body to the height at the withers is 10: 9.
- Withers: Well defined.
- Back: Powerful, level.
- Loin: Short and muscular.
- Croup: Muscular, inclined less than 30°.
- Chest: Deep and capacious, not too broad or barrel-shaped. The depth of the chest should be 45-50% of the height to the withers. The height of the elbow is 50% of the height to the withers. The ribs are well sprung.
- Underline and belly: The belly is moderately tucked up but not drawn in.
Set on at the extension of the croup. Reaching approximately to the hock or slightly longer. Strong at the base evenly tapering towards the tip, not too thick but in proportion to the body. Carried sabre-shaped. Preferably spotted.
- General appearance: The forelegs must be in proportion to the rectangular body.
- Shoulder: The shoulder angle is around 115-120˚
- Elbow: Close to the body.
- Forearm: The bones are developed in proportion to the body and strong (round), forequarters placed straight and legs standing vertical.
- Metacarpus (Pastern): Strong, slightly sloping with a spring.
- Forefeet: The toes are compact, so called cat feet are typical. Pads are tough and elastic. The nails should preferably be pigmented.
- General appearance: In proportion to the body. With strong well developed muscles. Hindlegs are parallel.
- Thigh: Muscular and strong.
- Stifle (Knee): Strong and well developed. The stifle has an angle of 40 degree to the horizontal line.
- Hock joint: Strong.
- Metatarsus (Rear pasterns): The length of the hocks is around 20-25% of the height to the withers. The angle of the hock is around 130˚.
- Hind feet: The toes are compact, so called cat feet are typical. Pads are tough and elastic. The nails should preferably be pigmented.
Gait / Movement:
Rhythmic action, elegant and smooth movement. Stride and trot long with good reach and strong drive. Viewed from the front the legs are parallel.
- Hair: Short, shiny, hard and dense all over the body.
- Colour: The ground colour is pure white. Black spotted variety with black spots, liver spotted variety with brown spots. The spots should be symmetrically placed all over the body, clearly defined and without intermingling into the white ground colour. The size of the spots should preferably be even, with a size of 2 – 3 cm in diameter. In the brown variety the spots are a little smaller, around 2 cm. The spots on the head and on the legs should be proportional smaller than on the rest of the body. It is desirable the tail is spotted too, with spots also proportional smaller that those on the body. Splashes on the body are not desirable and should be penalised. The spots must not intermingle, i.e. forming large patches. Patches and coloured areas are not desirable. The spots on the ears should be especially noted.