Canadian Kennel Club Standard:

General Appearance:
Strongly built, active, well balanced and alert little dog whose presentation (i.e. coat and tail clipped in traditional lion clip) give the "little lion" appearance.
Characteristics:
Intelligent and affectionate showing no signs of aggression.
Head and Skull:
Short, skull wide in proportion, flat between the ears, head carried proud and high. Well defined stop. Short, strong muzzle.
Eyes:
Round, large and intelligent, dark in colour. Unbroken pigmentation of eye rims, pigment to be in accordance with coat colour.
Ears:
Pendant, long and well fringed, set on level with the eye, close hanging.
Mouth:
Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaw.
Nose:
Black or brown according to coat colour.
Neck:
Good length, proudly arched.
Forequarters:
Forelegs straight and fine boned.
Body:
Short, strong, well proportioned. Level topline. Ribs well sprung, strong loin with moderate tuck up.
Hindquarters:
Hindlegs well muscled with good turn of stifle, straight when viewed from the rear.
Feet:
Small, round.
Tail:
Of medium length, clipped with a tuft of hair to resemble a plume. Carried gaily on the move.
Gair/Movement:
Free, parallel movement fore and aft, no hackneyed action.
Coat:
Fairly long and wavy but not curly. Fine and silky. Clipped in the traditional lion clip.
Colour:
Any colour or combination of colours permissible.
Size:
Height 25-33 cm (10-13 ins) at the withers
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.
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