Bullstone Kennels

Breeding and Showing Bullmastiffs, French Bulldogs and Salukis

Bullmastiff Breed Standard


Kennel Club, London 1994 F.C.I. Standard No. 157

 GENERAL APPEARANCE - Powerful build, symmetrical, showing great strength, but not cumbersome; sound and active.

CHARACTERISTICS - Powerful, enduring, active and reliable.

TEMPERAMENT - High spirited, alert and faithful.

HEAD AND SKULL - Skull large and square, viewed from every angle, fair wrinkle when interested, but not when in repose. Circumference of skull may equal height of dog measured at top of shoulder; broad and deep with well filled cheeks. Pronounced stop. Muzzle short; distance from tip of nose to stop approximately one third of length from tip of nose to centre of occiput, broad under eyes and sustaining nearly same width to end of nose; blunt and cut off square, forming right angle with upper line of face, and at same time proportionate with skull. Under jaw broad to end. Nose broad with widely spreading nostrils; flat, neither pointed nor turned up in profile. Flews not pendulous, never hanging below level of lower jaw.

EYES - Dark or hazel, of medium size, set apart the width of muzzle with furrow between. Light or yellow eyes highly undesirable.

EARS - V-shaped, folded back, set on wide and high, level of occiput giving square appearance to skull which is most important. Small and deeper in colour than body. Point of ear level with eye when alert. Rose ears highly undesirable.

MOUTH - Level desired but slightly undershot allowed but not preferred. Canine teeth large and set wide apart, other teeth strong, even and well placed.

NECK - Well arched, moderate length, very muscular and almost equal to skull in circumference.

FOREQUARTERS - Chest, wide and deep, well let down between forelegs, with deep brisket. Shoulders muscular, sloping and powerful, not overloaded. Forelegs powerful and straight, well boned, set wide apart, presenting a straight front. Pasterns straight and strong.

BODY - Back short and straight, giving compact carriage, but not so short as to interfere with activity. Roach and sway backs highly undesirable.

HINDQUARTERS - Loins wide and muscular with fair depth of flank. Hindlegs strong and muscular, with well developed second thighs, denoting power and activity, not cumbersome. Hocks moderately bent. Cow hocks highly undesirable.

FEET - Well arched, cat like, with rounded toes, pads hard. Dark toe nails desirable. Splayed feet highly undesirable.

TAIL - Set high, strong at root and tapering, reaching to hocks, carried straight or curved, but not hound fashion. Crank tails highly undesirable.

GAIT/MOVEMENT - Movement indicates power and sense of purpose. When moving straight neither front nor hind legs should cross or plait, right front and left rear leg rising and falling at same time. A firm backline unimpaired by powerful thrust from hindlegs denoting a balanced and harmonious movement.

COAT - Short and hard, weather resistant, lying flat to body. Long, silky or woolly coats highly undesirable.

COLOUR - Any shade of brindle, fawn or red; colour to be pure and clear. A slight white marking on chest permissible. Other white markings undesirable. Black muzzle essential, toning off towards eyes, with dark markings around eyes contributing to expression.

SIZE - Height: Dogs 63.5-68.5 cms (25-27 ins) at shoulder Bitches 61-66 cms (24-26 ins) at shoulder Weight: Dogs 50-59 kg (110-130 lbs) Bitches 41-50 kg (90-110 lbs)

FAULTS - 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.

NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.


French Bulldog Breed Standard



Kennel Club, London 1994

October 2006

GENERAL APPEARANCE - Sturdy, compact, solid, small dog with good bone, short, smooth coat. No point exaggerated, balance essential. Dogs showing respiratory distress highly undesirable.

CHARACTERISTICS - Full of courage, yet with clown-like qualities.  Bat ears and short undocked tail essential features of the breed.

TEMPERAMENT - Vivacious, deeply affectionate, intelligent.

HEAD AND SKULL - Head square, large and broad but in proportion to dog's size.  Skull nearly flat between ears, domed forehead, loose skin forming symmetrical wrinkles.  Muzzle broad, deep and set well back, muscles of cheeks well-developed; nose and lips black.  Stop well defined.  Lower jaw deep, square, broad, slightly undershot and well turned up.  Nose extremely short, black and wide, with open nostrils and line between well defined.  Lips thick, meeting each other in centre, completely hiding teeth.  Upper lip covers lower on each side with plenty of cushion, never so exaggerated as to hang too much below level of lower jaw.

EYES - Preferably dark and matching.  Moderate size, round, neither sunken nor prominent, showing no white when looking straight forward; set wide apart and low down in skull.

EARS - 'Bat ears', of medium size, wide at base, rounded at top; set high, carried upright and parallel, a sufficient width of skull preventing them being too close together; skin soft and fine, orifice as seen from the front showing entirely.

MOUTH - Slightly undershot.  Teeth sound and regular, but not visible when the mouth is closed.  Tongue must not protrude.

NECK - Powerful, with loose skin at throat, but not exaggerated.  Well arched and thick, but not too short.

FOREQUARTERS - Legs set wide apart, straight boned, strong, muscular and short.

BODY - Short, cobby, muscular and well rounded with deep wide brisket; roach back; strong; wide at shoulders and narrowing at loins; good 'cut up', ribs well sprung.

HINDQUARTERS - Legs strong, muscular and longer than forelegs thus raising loins above shoulders.  Hocks well let down.

FEET - Small, compact and placed in continuation of line of leg, with absolutely sound pasterns.  Hind feet rather longer than the fore-feet.  Toes compact; well knuckled; nails short, thick and preferably black.

TAIL - Undocked, very short, set low, thick at root, tapering quickly towards tip, either straight or kinked, never curling over back nor carried gaily.

GAIT/MOVEMENT - Free and flowing. Soundness of movement of the utmost importance.

COAT - Texture fine, smooth, lustrous, short and close.

COLOUR - Brindle, pied or fawn.  Tan, mouse and grey/blue highly undesirable.
(1) Brindle - a mixture of black and coloured hairs.  May contain white provided brindle predominates.
(2) Pied - white predominates over brindle.  Whites are classified with pieds for show purposes; but their eyelashes and eyerims should be black.  In pieds the white should be clear with definite brindle patches and no ticking or black spots.
(3) Fawn - may contain brindle hairs but must have black eye lashes and eye rims.

Ideal weight: Dogs 12.7 kg (28 lbs)
Bitches 10.9 kg (24 lbs)
Soundness not to be sacrificed to smallness.

FAULTS - 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.

NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Non-Sporting Group     A.N.K.C.  ©   January 1998

Last Updated: 30 November, 2006


Saluki Breed Standard





Pre 1987 Kennel Club, London


GENERAL APPEARANCE - The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountain.  The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, farseeing eyes. 

CHARACTERISTICS - (Not detailed.) 

TEMPERAMENT -  (Not detailed.) 

HEAD AND SKULL - Head long and narrow; skull moderately wide between ears, not domed, the stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality.  Nose black or liver. 

EYES - Dark to hazel and bright, large and oval, but not prominent. 

EARS - Long and mobile, covered with long silky hair; hanging close to the skull. 

MOUTH - Teeth strong and level. 

NECK - Long, supple and well muscled. 

FOREQUARTERS - Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse.  The chest deep and moderately narrow.  The forelegs straight and long from the elbow to the knee. 

BODY - Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over the loin. 

HINDQUARTERS - Strong, hip bones set wide apart, and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power. 

FEET - Of moderate length, toes long, and well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat footed; the whole being strong and supple and well feathered between the toes. 

TAIL - Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy. 

GAIT/MOVEMENT - (Not detailed.) 

COAT - Smooth and of a soft silky texture; slight feather on the legs; feather at the back of the thighs; sometimes with slight woolly feather on thigh and shoulders.  (In the Smooth variety the points should be the same with the exception of the coat which has no feathering.) 

COLOUR - White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolour (white, black and tan) and black and tan, or variations of these colours. 

SIZE - Height should average 58-71 cm (23-28 ins). 
Bitches proportionately smaller. 

FAULTS - 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. 

NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Hound Group     A.N.K.C.  ©   January 1998