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Correct stance - higher hind legs than front legs, long strong body, long legs, large paws, good boning

perfect profile

Perfect straight profile, rounded forehead and strong chin

weatherproof topcoat

The coat is given 25% of the points in the NFC Standard, and must be weatherproof and reasonably self-maintaining; never soft and fluffy.

insulating undercoat

In the colder months the NFC will develop a downy undercoat under the coarse outer guard hairs

ears and triangle

Ears should follow the triangular outer lines of the head, and be topped by small tufts

oblique eye set

Eyes should be obliquely set and alert. They can be of any colour.

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