Appearance: Large sized, powerful build body, symmetrical, showing great strength, but not cumbersome; sound and active. Ears are high set & hang to the side of the large head. Muzzle is short & broad. Dark eyes. Tail long.
Temperament: High spirited, alert and faithful.
Characteristics: Powerful, enduring, active and reliable.
Colour: Any shade of brindle, fawn or red; colour to be pure and clear. A slight white marking on chest permissible. Other white markings undesirable. Black muzzle essential, toning off towards eyes, with dark markings around eyes contributing to expression.
Coat: Short and hard, weather resistant, lying flat to body. Long, silky or woolly coats highly undesirable.