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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.

Appearance - General bad look, thinness or obesity.
Height - Outside the limits set by the standard, but within a 2 cm tolerance at the upper limit.

Head - Narrow, long and sharp.
Eyes - Light coloured.
Ears - Incorrect set, too long, fleshy and round. Completely hanging.

Tail - Carried over the back. Absence of hook.
Coat - Absence of dark mask.


SERIOUS FAULTS:
Behaviour - Animals showing nervous unbalance with excessive signs of shyness.
Coat - Hair different from the natural type.
Nose - Light coloured nostrils, especially marbled nose.
Ears - Cropped.
Tail - Docked or rudimentary.
Height - Excessive (gigantism) or too small (dwarfishness); that is: Males: < 65 cm or > 75 cm
Females: < 62 cm or > 71 cm


ELIMINATING FAULTS
Type: Atypical.
Behaviour - Aggressiveness. Exaggerated shyness
Head - Too narrow, very long and very sharp completely out the molossoid type.
Jaws - Undershot or overshot.
Eyes- Wall eyes or uneven in size.
Tail - Anurous.
Coat - Albinism. Colour different than set by the standard. Hair completely different from the natural type.
Testicles - Monorchidism or cryptorchidism.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B: Males animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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