The *NEW* 2001 Himalayan Standard!

Varieties: Black- Blue- Chocolate- Lilac

Schedule of Points:

General Type                                                       41
          Body                                            31
          Head                                             5
          Ears                                              5

Fur                                                                                10
Body Color                                                                   3
Markings                                                                    41
          Head                                             10
          Ears                                              10
          Front feet & legs                      8
          Hind feet & legs                      10
          Tail                                                3
Condition                                                                   5
TOTAL                                                                  100

Senior Bucks & Does- 6 months of age or over, weight 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 pounds. Ideal Weight 3 1/2 pounds
Junior Bucks & Does- Under 6 months of age. Minimum junior weight 1 1/4 pounds.
Note: Juniors may be shown in a higher age classification. No animal may be shown in a lower age classification than its true age.

Remarks: A Himalayan properly posed is strethed out as far as possible, with its forelegs and hocks flat on the table. The forefeet are to be even with the eyes. The body lies flat on the table to show its length, type, and markings (straight as possible when posed).

BODY- Points 31:  The body is to be long, narrow, and cylindrical. The top line and side lines should carry straight through from shoulders through the hips. The body is to be round and firm. It is to be lengthy and narrow enough to show it's unique cylindrical shape. A short, cobby, hippie animal is not desireable, neither is a big specimen.
          Faults- Short; close coupled; any indication of an arch of top line or taper, heavy hips; large bone; potty, fat or large specimen.
          Disqualification from Competition- Dewlap

HEAD- Points 5: Ears are to be thin and proportion to size of the head and body. They are to be carried erect, set close together, and with a neat appearance. Ears are to taper to the tip.
          Faults- Thick, spoon shaped ears; ears spread apart.

EYES- Points 0:  Eyes are to be bold, bright and with an alert expression.
FRONT FEET- Points 0: Feet are to be long and slender, with fine bone.
HIND FEET- Points 0: Rear feet are to correspond with front legs, with well furred pads. Toenails to be dark.
TAIL- Points 0: The tail is carried erect, and be in proportion to the body.
FUR- Points 10: (Fly back) The fur is to be short, fine, silky, even, close lying, and with resistance.
          Faults- Too Long; harsh; uneven; hutch stained.

BODY COLOR- Points 3: Body color is to be pure white, except for markings.
          Faults- Eye stain (a lesser fault)
          Disqualification from Competition- Smut on any useable portion of the pelt.


MARKINGS- The markings should be on the nose, ears, tail, feet, and legs.
          Disqualification from Competition- White spot(s) in any marking.


BLACK- Color is to be rich, velvety black. The darker color, the better.
BLUE- Color is to be a rich, dark blue.
CHOCOLATE- Color is to be a rich, dark chocolate brown.
LILAC- Color is to be a uniform, medium dove gray, with a pink tinge on the surface.
          Faults, All colors- Stray white hairs; barring; frosty color; brassiness.

HEAD- Points 10: The egg shaped smut on the nose should be large, with the small end up, well rounded and carried high between the eyes.
          Faults- Ragged; brassiness; not clean cut.

EARS- Points 10: The ears are to be entirely colored from base to tips. The ears are to appear as colored ears set upon a white head.
          Faults- Stray white hairs; frosty; ragged base.

FRONT FEET & LEGS- Points 8: Feet and legs are to match marking color, and be carried as high as possible up the front legs.
          Faults- Stray white hairs; brassiness; frosty color; barring. Markings not equal in length, not well defined, not clean cut, or not extended around front legs.

HIND FEET & LEGS- Points 10: Feet and legs are to match marking color, and be carried as high as possible up the back legs. Markings are to resemble boots.
          Faults- Stray white hairs; brassiness; frosty color; barring. Boots not equal in length, not well defined, not clean cut, or extending around hind leg.

TAIL- Points 3: Tail is to be black on blacks, blue on blues, chocolate on chocolates, and lilac on lilacs.
          Faults- Weak Color; stray white hairs; frosty or brassiness.

Note: All markings should be well colored, clean cut and well defined.

CONDITION- Points 5: per ARBA definition.
Note: Rough hindquarters are not to be penalized. The extreme body type (long and narrow) does not promote a rounded hindquarter.