General appearance

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Quote from the Official Standard. (New amendments in red)

"Smooth-coated, thick set, rather low in stature, broad, powerful and compact.  Head (*) fairly large in proportion to size, but at no point so much in excess of others as to destroy the general symmetry, or make the dog appear deformed, or interfere with its powers of motion.  Face short, muzzle broad, blunt and inclined upwards.  Dogs showing respiratory distress highly undesirable. Body short, well knit, limbs stout, well muscled and in hard condition with no tendency towards obesity. Hindquarters high and strong but somewhat lighter in comparison with heavy foreparts.  Bitches not so grand or well developed as dogs."

(*) - removed 'massive'


Example of dog

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