GENERAL APPEARANCE Compact,short coupled dog,well knit in frame. Exhibiting great intelligence in expression;activity and in deportment.

CHARACTERISTICS Sound,vivacious and dainty.

TEMPERAMENT Extrovert, lively and intelligent.

HEAD AND SKULL Head and nose in outline,skull slightly flat large in proportion to muzzle which finishes finely and free from lippiness. Nose black inwhite,orange and shaded sable dogs; brown in chocolate-tipped sable dogs but in other colours may be self-coloured,never parti-coloured or flesh.

 EYES Medium size,slightly oval, not full. or set too wide apart bright and showing great intelligence. In white,orange,shaded sable and cream dogs,rims black.

EARS Small,not set too wide apart nor too low down,but carried perfectly erect.

MOUTH Jaws strong,with a perfect regular and complete scissor bite i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

NECK Rather short and well set into shoulders.

FOREQUARTERS Shoulders clean and well la id back. Fine-boned legs, perfectly stra ight of medium length in due proportion to size of dog.

BODY Back short,body compact, well ribbed up, barrelwell rounded. Chest fairly deep,not too wide but in proportion to size of dog.

HINDQUARTERS Fine-boned,legs neither cow-hocked nor wide behind;medium angulation.

FEET Small,compact and cat-like.

TAIL Characteristic of breed,high set,turned over back and carried and straight profusely covered with long. harsh,spreading hair.

GAIT/MOVEMENT Free moving. brisk and buoyant.

COAT Two coats, an undercoat and an outer coat. Former soft,fluffy;the latter long,perfectly straight harsh in texture and cover ing whole of body;very abundant round neck and part of shoulders and chest;forming frill,extending over shoulders. Forequarters well feathered,thighs and hindlegs well feathered to

COLOUR Allcolours permissible but free from black or white shadings. Whole colours are :white, black. brown,light or dark. blue as pale as possible. Orange which should be self­ coloured and bright as possible. Beaver. Cream dogs have black noses and black eye rims. Whites must bequite free from lemon or any other colour. A white hairs,in any of the self coloured dogs,permissible but undesirable. Dogs (other than white) with white or tan markings highly undesirable and not considered whole coloured specimens. In parti-coloured dogs, colours evenly distributed on body in patches;a dog with white or tan feet or chest not a part -coloured dog. Shades sables should be shaded throughout with three or colours,the hair to be as uniformly shaded as possible and with no patches of self-colour. In mixed classes,where whole coloured and parti-coloured Pomeranians compete together,the preference should,if in all other points they are equal,be given to thewhole coloured specimens.

SIZE

• Idealweight : Dogs : 1.8-2 kgs (4-4 lbs)

• Bitches : 2-2.5 kgs (4-5 lbs)

FAULTS Any departure from the points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on & welfare of the dog

NB Male animals should have two apparently normaltesticles foully descended into the scrotum.