Standart Lhasa Apso FCI Nr. 229
in the background our Championmale X´Shiva-Shankara vom Tschibu
ORIGIN : Tibet.
PATRONAGE : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.03.2004.
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 with strangers.
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.
correct eye shape of the Lhasa Apso -
Ch. X´Shiva-Shankra vom Tschibu
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 with hair.
Hocks : When viewed from behind parallel and not too close together.
FEET : Round, cat-like with firm pads. Well feathered.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free and jaunty.
HAIR : Top coat long, heavy, straight, hard neither woolly nor silky. Moderate undercoat.
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 smaller.
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.