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.

TEMPERAMENT                                                                                                                          
Kind, even tempered, independent, busy.

HEAD & SKULL                                                                                                                            
The head and muzzle are strong and powerful.

HEAD                                                                                                                                        
Head is of a moderate length and breadth in proportion to foreface. Eyes are bright, colour is in accordance with coat colour.

TEETH                                                                                                                                            
A full complement of strong, white teeth meet in a level bite. Teeth broken or incisors lost, while working are not to be penalized.

EARS                                                                                                                                        
They are a moderate size, full drop ears.

NECK                                                                                                                                          
The strong, muscular neck is of moderate length. Free from loose skin and throatiness, it is slightly arched.

BODY                                                                                                                                          
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.

HINDQUARTERS                                                                                                                   
Muscular, thigh muscles well developed, strait when viewed from behind, well angled when viewed from the side.

FEET                                                                                                                                          
Oval, close knit, arched toes.

TAIL                                                                                                                                           
The tail is set low, thick at the base and tapers to a point. Its length is in proportion to the body.

COAT                                                                                                                                          
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.

COLOUR                                                                                                                                  
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.

DISQUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                             
Unilateral or Bilateral Cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Incorrect colour, incorrect coat.

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