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.
· Low to ground, heavy and slow, too massive; too light in build.
· Flat skull.
· Hackney action, mincing gait, stiffness.
· Coat too long and hanging.
· Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
· Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
· Overshot or undershot bite.
· Muzzle too short (one third of the total length of head).
· Coat very short and smooth, devoid of undercoat.