FCI STANDARD n° 208 / 20.4.98 / GB
Patronage: Great Britain
Utilization: Companion dog
Classification FCI: Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs - Section 5 Tibetan breeds. Without working trial
General appearance: Sturdy, abundantly coated dog with distinctly arrogant carriage and chrysanthemum-like face.
Behaviour / Temperament: Intelligent, active and alert. Friendly and independant.
Head: Head broad, round, wide between the eyes. Shock-headed with hair falling well over eyes. Good beard and whiskers, hair growing upwards on the nose giving a distinctly chrysanthemum-like effect.
Neck: Well proportioned, nicely arched. Sufficient length to carry head proudly.
Longer between withers and root of the tail than height at withers.
Tail: Heavily plumed carried gaily well over back. Set on high. Height approximately level with that of skull to give a balanced outline.
Gait / Mouvement: Arrogant, smooth-flowing, front legs reaching well forward, strong rear and showing full pad.
Faults: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
N.B. Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.