SHORTY BULL STANDARD
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Height: 15" at the withers and under
Weight: 40 lbs. and under
Head: Round head with typical bulldog features. Eyes far apart and not protruding. Jaw should be curved not straight. Nose should be turned up slightly and black or liver colored. Dudley noses are a cosmetic fault
Bite: Undershot, but not excessively undershot
Body: Body should be short from withers to tail. Chest should be broad for height and have a depth reaching the elbow. A compact look is desired, width of front and hind quarters should be proportionate, not lending to a narrow rear. The chest may be broader than the rear, but narrow hindquarters are a fault
Shoulders and Rump: Well rounded and well muscled, lending to the appearance of strength. There may be a slight rise over the loins but not to an extreme degree.
Legs: Heavy boned and in direct proportion to the body. Long legs in proportion to the body or fine bones are a serious fault. Cow hocks and pigeon toes are a fault.
Feet: Tight feet and straight pasterns are desired. Splayed feet and weak pasterns are a fault.
Tail: Tail must be short, either docked or screwed.
Color: All coat colors are acceptable with the exception of black and tan and merle.
Temperament: Good natured and even tempered. Extreme shyness or undue aggression is a fault.