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“Head–Foxy in type, skull should not be round, but broad, and with little stop. The muzzle should be moderate in length, fine but not weak, should be well filled out under the eyes. “Mose.—Black and small. “Eyes.—Dark brown, small, more round than oval and not full; bright and full of expression. “Ears.-Shape—Of moderate length, not too broad at the base, tapering to a point. Carriage— Stiffly erect, and when in that position, the inside edge to form as near as possible a right angle with the skull, and strong enough not to be bent otherwise than lengthways. “Teeth.-Strong and level. “Meck.-Strong and full, rather short, set broad on the shoulders and stiffly arched. “Shoulders.-Muscular and sloping. “Chest.—Broad and deep in brisket. “Back-Short, straight, and strong. “Loins.—Powerful, well drawn up from the brisket. “Pore legs.-Perfectly straight, well under the body, with bone in proportion to the body. “Hind legs.-Strong, muscular, hocks well let down. “Peet.—Small, catlike, and standing well on its
“Hindquarters.-Fine compared to the foreparts, muscular, and well developed thighs, tailless, rump well-rounded.
“Coaf.—Black, abundant, dense, and harsh, smooth on the head, ears, and legs, lying close on the back and sides, but erect and thick round the neck, forming a mane and frill, and well feathered on back of thighs.
“General Appearance.—A small cobby animal with sharp expression, intensely lively, presenting the appearance of being always on the alert.
“Disqualifying Points.-Drop or semi-erect ears.
“Faults.-White hairs are objected to, but are not disqualifying.
STANDARD OF Points For JUDG ING.
Value. Value. Head, nose, eyes, teeth 20 Hind legs ............... 5 Ears ..................... IO Feet ...... . ...... .... 5 Neck, shoulders, chest Io Hindquarters ............ Io Back, loins...... . . . . ... 5 Coat and colour ...... 2O Fore legs ............... 5 General appearance ... Io
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Perhaps no other variety of dog has so soon been acknowledged by our English dog lovers as this. Most of the leading shows now provide classes for him, the club gives challenge and other special prizes to its members, and already there are many persons who keep quite large kennels, most of the best specimens therein having, however, been purchased on the continent. Mr. I. Woodiwiss and Mr. E. S. Woodiwiss (Derby) have both owned and still own excellent specimens; Mr. W. H. Singer, Frome; Mrs. Hyacinth Cosier, London; Mrs. E. Heard, Greenhithe ; Mr. W. R. H. Temple, Streatham ; Mr. E. H. Fuller, Mr. J. H. Hill (honorary secretary to the club), Mr. G. R. Krehl (one of their very earliest admirers), Mr. E. Joachim, Mr. B. W. Moore, Derby, have all at one time or another proved their admiration for the black little dog by owning and exhibiting on our show benches specimens good enough to win prizes. The Schipperke Club held special shows of their variety in conjunction with the Toy Spaniel and other clubs at Westminster Aquarium, in 1892-3, where there were about thirty competitors on each occasion : and there were nineteen entries at the Kennel Club gathering which took place at the Crystal Palace in 1893.