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TIBETAN SPANIEL

TIBETAN SPANIEL

Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 231 a (21. I. 1971 r.)

He is a close cousin of the palace dog. Contrary to its name, it is obviously not a scarecrow, but he was said to have been the favorite of priests in the temples of Tibet for centuries. Its first specimens reached England at the end of the last century and in the first years of the 20th century. The best imported ones also came after the last war. The CDs of their palatial cousin differ mainly in this, that they have natural, shifting gait and therefore, with its height of approx 25 cm at the withers, They could be of interest to ladies - lovers of dogs of this type, who are hikers and would like to be persistent, the living companion of your trips. He is a watchful guardian at home. Cheerful and confident, very inteligent, distrustful of strangers.

Overall impression. Little dog, lively and lively. Harmonized silhouette, body slightly longer than height at the withers.

Head. Small in proportion to the body, carried haughtily; creates a noble impression. In male dogs, expression, but not vulgar. Skull slightly arched, moderately wide and long. The leading edge is mild, but marked. Muzzle of moderate length, blunt, well filled. The chin is quite deep, wide. Black nose. Brown eyes, oval, shiny and expressive, medium size, set quite wide apart, facing forward, with a sharp expression. Black binding. Medium-sized ears, dangling, well hairy in adult specimens, with feathers. Set quite high; the skull cd may be slightly tilted, but they should not fly loosely. Large, heavy, low set ears are unusual. The teeth should be evenly spaced, and the lower jaw is wide between the canines. Complete dentition required. The ideal is a slight undershot. The upper incisors meet the outer countries with the lower incisors. Even bite (clamp) allowed on condition, that the chin is quite wide and deep, to keep the mouth looking dull. The teeth must not be visible when the mouth is closed.

Neck. Moderately short, strong and firmly set. Long hair mane or ruff more pronounced in dogs than in bitches.

Torso. The length from the point of the shoulder blades to the base of the tail is slightly greater than the height at the withers. The zebra is strong and deep, straight back.

Front limbs. The bones of the forelimbs are slightly curved. Mediocre bones. Strong shoulders, firmly seated.

Hindquarters. Shapely and strong, the hocks viewed from the rear, low and straight. Lower thigh well developed, set at a moderate angle. Hare paws, small and shapely, with a pen between the fingers, often longer than the paw. White spots acceptable.

Tail. Set high, profusely hairy, with feathers, carried merrily, curled over the back while walking. It is not a disadvantage, if it falls quietly.

Robe. Double, silky, short on the face and front of the legs. Measurable length on the body, rather flat. Ears and back of forelegs with abundant feathering, tail and buttocks profusely pubescent. Dogs of this breed should not be excessively hairy; bitches have less hair and a smaller mane than dogs.

Ointment. All colors and combinations of all colors are acceptable.

Body dimensions. Weight 9-15 pounds (4—6,5 kg); growth 10 cali (ok. 25 cm).

Chody. Alive, posuwiste, simple, free, firm.

Disadvantages. Large bulging eyes. A wide flat muzzle, a very prominent or flat forehead, too pronounced leading edge, die zaostrzona, retracted lower jaw. Extended profile without leading edge, forehead very prominent or indistinct. Steep knees, cow posture, ash pigment. Bright Eyes, protruding muzzle.