Forelegs straight with good bone,
shoulders well laid back, long in blade with upper arm of equal length
placing legs well under body. Elbows close fitting.
Balanced, short-coupled, deep through heart. Ribs deep, well sprung. Level top-line.
Loin and legs strong and muscular, good second thighs, well bent
stifles. Hocks well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither
turning in nor out. Cow-hocks highly undesirable.
Round and cat-like.
Set on and carried level with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.
Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride long and free with no sign of hackney action in front.
Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense water-resisting undercoat.
Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs on chest only, permissible.
Height at withers: dogs: 56-61 cm (22-24 ins); bitches: 51-56 cm (20-22 ins).