The color to be banded or barred pattern of black and orange, (definitions, a band is considered an unbroken circle of marking color, a bar is a semi-circle of marking color, running vertically on a side). The cheeks to be equally divided, one side black, the other orange. One ear is to be black, the other orange (one solid color from tip to base). The black ear is to on the orange side of the face and the orange ear is to be on the black side of the face. The pattern over the back and belly may be banded, barred or a combination of both withour preference. Clean lines are to be stressed, with alternating black and orange color. the ideal body pattern to consist of at least four or more alternations of bands and/or bars on each side, beginning at the saddle and undercut. The hind legs and feet to continue alternation of black and orange to the white stop markings. The tail to show alternation of orange and black. paling of coloration to cream permissible on underside of body and tail.
Eyes- Dark Brown.
Ears-incomplete demarcation, ears the same color ears, which fail to alternate with cheek, color pattern Body excessive brindling of pattern, lack of distinct bars or bands. Poor balance of sides due to plain unmarked side.
Type: as described in the Standard of Perfection for the Dutch breed.