Bull Arab Standard
GENERAL APPEARANCE & CHARACTERISTICS
A tough, active dog, he needs to have the endurance and speed to be able to hunt and find but still the strength to control a Wild Boar. The dog presents a balanced image between power and speed. Everything about the dog should be moderate and balanced, it is not a dog of extremes. Scars resulting from wounds received while working are considered honourable and are not to be penalized. Symmetrical and well built all over, general outline a series of graceful curves.
Kind, even tempered, independent, busy.
HEAD & SKULL
The head and muzzle are strong and powerful.
Head is of a moderate length and breadth in proportion to foreface. Eyes are bright, colour is in accordance with coat colour.
A full complement of strong, white teeth meet in a level bite. Teeth broken or incisors lost, while working are not to be penalized.
They are a moderate size, full drop ears.
The strong, muscular neck is of moderate length. Free from loose skin and throatiness, it is slightly arched.
The body conveys an active appearance. The chest is not too big, nor too shallow. The strong, straight back is in proportion to the height. Not too long, not too short.
Muscular, thigh muscles well developed, strait when viewed from behind, well angled when viewed from the side.
Oval, close knit, arched toes.
The tail is set low, thick at the base and tapers to a point. Its length is in proportion to the body.
The coat must be smooth and short. A soft textured undercoat may be present in cold weather. No feathering on tail or legs or double coat to be apparent.
Acceptable colours include: Black, Red, Liver (with a red nose), Buckskin, Blue, Silver, Tan, and Brindle. Most dogs are predominantly white with patches of these colours. Many dogs have ticking on their white patches. Unacceptable colours: Harlequin, Merle, Black and Tan.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT
Height range: Males 63 - 69cm Females 61 - 66cm
Weight range: Males Females
These are a guide only, balance in a dog is considered more important than falling within guidelines.
Unilateral or Bilateral Cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Incorrect colour, incorrect coat.