General Appearance and Coat Points 10
A very small dog weighing from one to six pounds with an average
weight from 2 to 4 pounds. Height should be 6" to 9". Ears erect when alerted but flaring to
about 45 degrees when relaxed. Coat should be soft textured, flat,
or slightly curly with feathering on feet and legs. Any color
accepted including blues, blacks, moles, chocolate, blonds, solids,
marked and splashed.
Heads and Neck (teeth, jaws, muzzle, ears and eyes) Points 15
Well rounded head, with cheeks and jaws muscular but lean, nose
short and slightly pointed, colored noses from black to pink on
light colored dogs, teeth even and matched. Neck and shoulders
slightly arched joining gracefully. Ears erect when alert but
dropping to about 45 degrees when relaxed. Eyes full nut, not
Popeye, set wide apart, black, Ruby, to light eyes in Blond colored
Front Quarters (chest, shoulders, front feet and legs) Points
Shoulder lean and sloping showing balance, strength, and
soundness. Back level, slightly longer than that high, shorter back
preferred, ribs rounded but not barrel shaped. Legs well set under
chest, generally straight to small with well split feet, small feet
with moderately long nails.
Hind Quarters (hips, back, back feet and legs, and tail)
Muscular with hocks well apart neither out nor in, with firm
steady action, back level and sturdy denoting strength, back feet
and legs straight well muscled showing delicate movement neither
hare or cat foot. Tail full and long carried over back preferred but
Bob tail or tailless tail or tailless acceptable.
Special Characteristics of Breed Points 15
In long coats the coat should be soft textured either flat or
slightly curly with an undercoat preferred: A small graceful
appearance, swift moving, saucy expression with terrier like
qualities: Judges same as short coat variety except for coat.
Movement and Gait Points 15
Movement should be graceful, swift, and elegant: Tail up and
head held high. Ears erect: Dog should be alert to any change to any
change of directions by handler, and paying no attention to other
persons or dogs.
Temperament Points 15
Very attached to owner or family members but often distant with
strangers. A fine indoor and watchdog: very alert to persons
entering the home or outside of home, alerting persons in side that
someone is near.