Angié formed by the meeting of bones at a joint.
Rounded chest shape.
Erect ears, wide at the base and rounded at the tips, pointing out.
Call of hounds in pursuit of quarry.
Long, thick hair around the jaws.
Blue-lemon flecked coloration associated with English Setters.
The positioning of the upper and lower teeth relative to each other.
White marking running down forehead to muzzle.
Closely docked tail - or missing altogether on breeds born tail-less.
Combination of light and dark hairs, resulting in darker streaking.
Area of the chest between the forelegs, including the breastbone.
Rough, wire coat.
Nose of two colours.
Semi-erect ears, folding over at their tips.
Type of trim, associated particularly with poodles.
Short-bodied and compact.
Overall shape, resulting from combined relationship of all of a dog’s physical parts.
Region extending from the last rib to the pelvis.
Hocks point in towards each other.
Removal of the tops of the ears, causing them to stand erect.
Area of back closest to tail.
Long hair at the back of the thighs.
Claw on the inside of the legs, often removed in young puppies.
Pendulous, loose skin under the throat, as seen in the Bloodhound.
Shortening of the tail by cutting.
Guard hairs protruding through softer, insulating layer beneath.
Ears that hang down, close to the sides of the head.
Joint below shoulder.
Eye abnormality causing almost continual irritation.
Hair hanging down over the face.
Long fringes of hair on the ears, body, legs, and tail.
Pendulous upper lips.
Longer hair present on the lower neck and front of the chest.
Bluish grey colour.
Coarser outer hairs.
Hair on the neck and back, raised to show aggression or fright.
Relatively long and narrow feet.
Black or blue patches set against white, as seen in the Great Dane.
Back of thighs, in contact with the ground when the dog is sitting.
Hindleg joint - the dog’s heels.
The fleshy part of the lips and jaws.
Region from last rib to back legs.
Long hair on and around the neck.
Dark, mask-like shading on head.
Marbled coat pattern, caused by darker patches on lighter back-ground of same basic colour.
Portion of head in front of eyes.
Highest part on back of skull.
Lower part of leg, between wrist and foot.
Soft hair on the tail.
Immovable stance of a hunting dog, indicating location of game.
Body extremities, usually refer-ring to the coloration of ears, face, legs, and tail.
Convex arching of the back.
Mixture of white and another colour, in even proportions.
Typically small ears, which fold down and show the inside.
Long, thick hair encircling neck.
White coat, shaded with black.
Tail in the shape of a semi-circle.
Black markings in the shape and position of a saddle.
A characteristic of hunting dogs, indicating ability to retrieve game without damaging it.
Long, heavy coat standing out from body, as in the Keeshond.
Hindleg joint, the angle of which is important in breed standards.
Depression between the eyes, where skull and nasal bone meet.
Coat pattern in which spots of colour stand out against the basic background colour.
Grooming that entails clipping or plucking.
Giving birth to puppies.
Highest point of the shoulders, behind the neck.