Having been sculpted for hunting, this dog's physique is adapted to the work. His silhouette, built for endurance and speed, is well proportioned, showing agility and great capacity for continuous activity.
His silhouette is longer than tall, and his general appearance exudes a beautiful flexibility.
Between 34 and 38 cm (13.39 to 14.96 inches) for the male
Between 31 and 35 cm (12.20 to 13.78 inches) for the female
Between 5 and 8 kg (11.02 to 17.64 pounds) for the male
Between 5 and 8 kg (11.02 to 17.64 pounds) for the female
His coat is entirely white, or white with fawn, black or lemon-coloured patches. The patches are usually limited to the base of the tail and head.
His coat is shaggy, dense and tight. It can be smooth or rough.
His head has a flat skull with a very slight stop. His almond-shaped eyes are dark.
His ears are carried close to the head. They are small and v-shaped, falling forward. His nose is black.
His tail is usually shortened and carried straight. The custom is to cut the tail at a length proportional to the size of the body, while leaving it long enough to be able to catch the dog by the tail if necessary.
The great strength of his tail allows him to be lifted without pain.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 1 and is #339