Function: driving and all around farmers' dogs
Self-confident, good natured, friendly and fearless. Aggressiveness
not to be tolerated.
A multi purpose farm dog capable of draught work. A kind and
devoted family dog. Slow to mature.
for: Active people & families.
8 - 10 yrs some longer
Dogs 64-70 cms (25-27½ ins)
Bitches 58-66 cms (23-26 ins)
Jet black, with rich reddish brown on cheeks, over eyes, on
all four legs and on chest. Slight to medium sized symmetrical white
head marking (blaze) and white chest marking (cross) are essential.
Preferred but not essential, white paws, white not reaching higher
than pastern, white tip to tail. A few white hairs at nape of neck,
and white anal patch undesirable but tolerated.
Soft, silky with bright natural sheen, long, slightly wavy but
should not curl when mature.
Appearance: Large, Strong, Working dog, active, alert,
well boned, of striking colour. Almond shaped dark eyes, triangular
highset ears hang to the side of the head. Long bushy tail, may
be raised when running.