Little Lion Dog
FCI Standard No.233/11.09.1995/GB
The Kennel Union of Southern Africa.
Date of Publication of the Original Valid Standard:
FCI’s Classification: Group 9 Companions and Toys Section 1.3 Bichons
and related breeds Without Working Trial.
Intelligent, affectionate small dog of lively
character which embodies in itself the characteristics of a companion dog.
The coat is clipped in the traditional poodle style, the tail being completely
clipped except for a plume at the end, so that the silhouette resembles
that of a small lion.
Short; fairly broad skull.
Black, well placed and in extension of the nasal bridge.
Round, large, with intelligent expression, dark colour.
Pendant, long and well-fringed.
Short and well-proportioned.
Moderately long, clipped apart from the tuft in the shape
of a plume at the
Small and round.
Hair: Fairly long and wavy, but not curly.
All colours are permitted, may be single coloured or
brown coats (chocolate, liver) and all derivatives of this colour.
Size and Weight
Height at withers: 25 - 32 cm
Weight: 4 - 8 kg.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered
a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should
be in exact
proportion to its degree.
N.B.: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.
Head: Too long; insufficiently broad skull.
Nose: Spotty pigmentatlon, any colour other than black; upturned foreface
(nose pointing upwards).
Eyes: Small, almond-shaped, bulging, light-coloured eyes; unsteady gaze
or malicious expression.
Ears: too short, insufficient or no fringes.
Body: Too long, lacking harmony or solidity.
Tail: Too long, too short.
Legs: Turned -out or bowed legs.
Feet: Flat, long or splayed.
Coat: Too short, curly or straight. Dogs not clipped in accordance with
the standard are to be excluded from judging.