A GENERAL DESCRIPTION, CHARACTERISTICS AND CHARACTER:
- A medium-sized and strong dog.
- An excellent dog for driving cattle, guard properties or for protection.
- Aggressive, but obeys the master.
- Highly intelligent and learns quickly.
- Bites low when driving cattle, so as not to hurt it.
Does not hurt the cattle even when having a style to bite higher.
Strong, square. Wide black nose. Strong maxillae. A strong scissors bite.
A wide skull, with the occipital protuberance slightly apparent.
Expressive eyes of dark chestnut colour, medium-sized, horizontally positioned.
If the ears are not cropped, the dog bears them pendent, if they are cropped,
they are cut rounded. (In Finland the ears are not cropped.)
Set on high, thick. Docked at the 2nd or 3rd vertebrae.
(Docking is not done in Finland.)
Short, dense, longer at the tail and the back.
Fawn, grey or yellow, always brindled.
Colours are clear, with visible outlines of the stripes.
White markings on the chest and legs are permissible.
Males 50 - 60 cm, weight 25 - 35 kg.
Females 48 - 58 cm, weight 20 - 30 kg.