Active, lively and well built, this small, rather short-legged dog is robust and has a very hardy appearance.
Even if his appearance is not without recalling that of his cousin the Yorkshire, it is quite characteristic, thanks to his untrimmed coat, rather harsh hair and well defined collar around the neck.
Between 23 and 28 cm (9.06 to 11.02 inches) for the male
Between 23 and 28 cm (9.06 to 11.02 inches) for the female
Between 6 and 7 kg (13.23 to 15.43 pounds) for the male
Between 5 and 6 kg (11.02 to 13.23 pounds) for the female
His coat is silver or blue with some nuances on the muzzle and limbs. His coat can also be fawn or light sand.
At birth, the puppy is almost all black, but his colors begin to change at about three months of age.
His hair is of medium length. It is also hard and straight.
His head is rather elongated, with a flat skull and a slight but defined stop. His small oval eyes are usually dark brown.
His small, well-carried ears are erect. His nose is black and medium size. His tail is set high, shortened and carried straight, but not on the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 2 and is #8