BY: John D. Johnson
Being that of a great powerful dog showing strength, endurance and alertness.
Powerfully built, but active.
SIZE & WEIGHT:
Males to be 23 - 28" at withers. Weight. 90 - 150 lbs. (Slightly larger
or smaller is not a fault). Females to be 20 - 26" at withers. Weight.
70 - 130 lbs. (Slightly larger or smaller is not a fault).
Expression: intelligent with keen alertness. The head should be square or
have a round basketball look, and well muscled. The "STOP" should
be deep and abrupt.
Should be broad, not long and narrow. Length of "MUZZLE": Not
less than 1 inch to not
more than 3 inches. (Preferred length: 2 to 2 1/2 inches).
At least 1/4 to 1 inch (Undershot) depending on size of dog and
shape of head.
Almond-shaped to round, medium-sized: Normal Color. brown. Acceptable Colors:
gray, green or light blue eye(s).
Small to medium, carried close to the head, or rose ears.
Slightly arched of moderate length. Very muscular - almost equal to the
head in size.
Fairly compact with wide deep chest. The loin is wide, muscular and slightly
Strong at the root and tapering to the hocks (normal relaxed position; however,
many will carry their tails over their backs, especially when excited or
Short and soft.
Solid white only.- all shades of brindle (white, red, yellow, blue, brown,
black or gray); red and white; fawn and white; beige and white; buckskin
and white; black and white; brown and white; mahogany and white; cream and
The combined front assembly from its uppermost components, the shoulder
blades, down to the feet should be muscular and slightly sloping. The "Forelegs"
are to be straight. Bone structure: medium to heavy - to be able to carry
a large dog.
Broad with muscles tapering well down the leg to show speed and strength,
but not quite as large as shoulders.
Full black mask; cow-hocked; splayfooted; even and scissor bite; glass eye(s);
docked tail (can be registered, but will be prohibited from the "Show