The Rough Coated St. Bernard

The long-haired is perfectly similar, with the exception of the coat, which is not “stock haaring” (broken haired), but moderately long, flat or slightly wavy, but which ought never to be either rolled or curly, neither ought it to be shaggy. On the back, especially from the region of the haunches to the rump, the hair is generally more wavy. This is, however, also slightly noticeable in the short haired dogs, even in those from the hospice.

The tail is bushy, well covered with moderately long hair. Rolled or locky hair on the tail is not desirable. A tail with parted hair or feathered is faulty. Face and ears are covered with short, soft hair. Longer silky hair is allowable at the base of the ears; in fact, this is nearly always present. Forelegs only slightly feathered. Thighs bushy.

Faults are all such formations as indicate a Newfoundland cross, such as swayback, disproportion ately long backs, hocks too much bent, and spaces between the toes, with upward growing hair.

No scale of points has been adopted.

COLOR AND MARKINGS.-The following white markings are absolutely necessary: Noseband (white muzzle) blaze, chest, legs, and tip of tail. A color or a spot on the nape is very desirable.