Ring Size B
|1.||EARS – Short and atrong, not pointed and tairly broad at their base|
|2.||EYES – Bold and bright, fairly large|
|3.||BLAZE – Wedged shaped, carrying up to a point between ears|
|4.||CHEEKS – As round as possible and coming as near to the whiskers without touching. Also covering the line of the jawbone|
|5.||CLEAN NECK – Means free from coloured fur immediately behind the ears.|
|6.||SADDLE – is the junction between white and coloured fur on the back. This line to continue right round the animal in an even straight line|
|7.||UNDERCUT – Continuation of the saddle. To be as near up to the front legs as possible without touching them|
|8.||STOPS – White markings on the hind teet about 3.17cm (1 .lI4ins) in length and to cut cleanly round the toot in a similar manner to the saddle and undercut.|
|9.||COLOUR – See standard on colours|
|10.||SHAPE – (Type) AND CONDITION – Compact, cobby, rounded. Shape also means type. Weight and condition also have a bearing on shape or type. The ideal weight ot an Adult Dutch should be kgs 2.037 – 2.60(4.1/2 lb to 51b). Hard and tirm in flesh. Back well covered With firm flesh. Not baggy in belly. Skin tight, gloss on cost, bright eyes, lively, alert.|
|DISQUALIFICATIONS – Wrong coloured eyes (see Colour Standard). Discoloured or wall eyes (pale blue iris), specked eyes (pale blue spots or specks on the iris). Coloured tur on the white part or white patches on the coloured parts. Flesh markings (usually on ears). Trimming (anempts to straighten out irregularities, dyeing white spotS on coloured fur, etc) Malocclusion and mutilated teeth.|
BLACK – Deep, solid and carrying well down to the skin. with blue undercolour, the deeper the better. Free trom white hairs and mealy or flecking. Eyes dark hazel.
BLUE – Deep, solid, slate blue, colour to carry well down the skin. Blue undercolour, the deeper the better. Free trom white hairs and flecked or mealy coat. Eyes dark blue.
CHOCOLATE – Deep, solid, dark chocolate colour carrying well down to the skin. Undercolour to match the top colour as near as possible. The deeper the undercolour the better the top will appear. Free trom white hairs and mealiness. Eyes chocolate or brown.
YELLOW – An even shade ot yellow throughout. The exact shade is not so important as that the colour should be even and extend to the belly or undercut and no eye circles. In tact a selt colour tree trom chinchillation on cheeks and hind teet. Eyes hazel.
TORTOISESHELL – An even shade ot orange top colour to carry well down and shading ott to a lighter colour to the skin. Ears, belly and under the tail blue-black. Cheeks and hindquarters (flanks) shaded or toned with blue-black Eyes hazel, the deeper the better.
STEEL GREY – Dark steel grey merging to pale slate blue in the undercolour. The whole interspersed with black guard hairs. The medium bright and evenly ticked shade is the one to aim tor and the extreme tips of the fur will be tipped with steel blue or grey. The mixture to carry well down the sides, flanks, hind feet. Belly colour will be slighter shade varying with the top colour, upper part ot the tail to match the body colour, underside to tone with the belly colour. Ears to match body. Eyes deep hazel. BROWN GREY – Slate blue at the base followed by a band of yellowy orange then a black line, finishing by light or nut brown tips to the tur. The whole interspersed by hiack guard hairs. That is the impression gained when the tur of the brown grey is parted The general Impression should be light or nut brown on ears, cheeks, body, hind feet and top of tail, the whole ticked with black hairs. Belly colourand eye circles (small as possible), bright Straw colour A lighter shade permissible under tail. Eyes hazel, deeper the better.
PALE GREY – Top colour biscuit. carrying well down ano merging into pale slate at the base. The whole interspersed with black ticking. The general impression should be biscuit ticked with black on ears, cheeks, body and top ot tail. Belly colour white with pale slate undercolour. Eye circle white but non-existent or small as possible. Body colour should be present on hind leet. Underside of tail white. Eyes hazel.
DESCRIPTION OF TERMS USED:
Flecking or Mealtness. Individual hairs more than one colour in selts eg blacks should be black at the tip of the fur, that colour carrying down the fur as far as possible then merging into blue. In flecked or mealy exhibits the individual fur would be black, then dark grey then a deeper shade before merging info blue at the base. Chinchillation. A mixture of colours ticked with a darker shade. Often found on the cheeks of Yellows. The Pale and Brown Grey are chinchillated varieties to a certain extent
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