7: Non Sporting
Function: dog fighting,
herding, hunting, guardian
Calm, independent, very affectionate, and devoted to people.
Loose skin, frowning expression, harsh bristly coat
Can suffer skin problems.
(18"-20") at withers.
All solid colours except white are acceptable. Frequently
shaded on tail and back of thighs with lighter colour.
Extremely harsh coat, straight and off-standing on the body
but flatter on the limbs. No undercoat. Length varies from short
and bristly, under 1.25 cm ( half an inch) or longer and thicker,
between 1.25 cm ( half an inch) and 2.5 cm (one inch), but still
off-standing and harsh to the touch.
N.B. No particular coat length within the accepted length should
be preferred above the other. Never trimmed.
Appearance: Loose skin, frowning expression, harsh bristly
coat. Well toned proportioned body. Small flat triangular ears set
on broad profusely wrinkled forehead. Tongue, roof of mouth, gums
and flews bluish black. Broad well padded muzzle (Meat Mouth). Tightly
curled tail carried high on back.