GENERAL APPEARANCE - Coat clipped in traditional lion clip, tail also clipped, topped with plume, giving appearance of a little lion. Strongly built, active, well balanced and alert.
CHARACTERISTICS - Gay, happy, lively little dog.
TEMPERAMENT - Intelligent, affectionate showing no sign of aggression.
HEAD AND SKULL - Short fairly broad.. Skull flat between the ears head carried proud and high. Well defined stop; short, strong muzzle.
EYES - Round, dark, large and intelligent. Unbroken pigmentation of eye rims, pigment to be in accordance with coat colour.
EARS - Pendant, of moderate length with long fringing.
MOUTH - Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK - Good length, proudly arched.
FOREQUARTERS - Shoulders well laid. Forequarters straight *
with round bone, not too
BODY - Short, strong and well proportioned. Level topline. Ribs well sprung. Strong loin with moderate tuck up.
HINDQUARTERS - Hind legs well muscled. Good turn of stifle *
exaggeration, straight when viewed from the rear.
FEET - Small, round.
TAIL - Medium length, clipped with tuft of hair to resemble a plume. Carried gaily on move.
GAIT/MOVEMENT - Free, parallel movement for and aft, no hackneyed action.
COAT - Fairly long, wavy, never curly. Single coat of soft texture.
COLOUR - Any colour or combination of colours permissible.
SIZE - Height: 25-33 cm (10-13 ins) at withers.
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.
NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.