Understanding Faults Disqualifications Danes under minimum height White Danes without any black marks (albinos) Merles, a solid mouse-grey colour or a mouse-grey base with black or white or both colour spots or white base with mouse-grey spots Harlequins and solid-coloured Danes in which a large spot extends coatlike over the entire body so that only the legs, neck and the point of the tail are white Brindle, fawn, and blue Danes with white forehead line, white collars, high white stockings and white bellies Danes with predominantly blue, grey, yellow or also brindled spots Docked tails Split noses Very Serious Lack of unity. Poor bone development. Poor musculature. Lightweight whippety Danes. Rickets. Timidity. Bitch dog. Sway back. Roach back. Cow-hocks. Pitching gait. Short steps. Undershot teeth. Serious Out of condition. Coarseness. Overweight. Underweight. Any deviation from the standard on all colouration. Deviation from parallel planes of skull and foreface. Wedge head. Poorly defined stop. Narrow nose bridge. Snipey muzzle. Any colour but dark eyes in fawns and brindles. Mongolian eyes. Haws Missing teeth. Overshot teeth. Heavy neck. Short neck. Dewlaps. Narrow chest. Narrow rib cage. Round rib cage. Cathedral front. Pronounced sternum. Shallow rib cage. Loose shoulders. Steep shoulders. Elbows turned inward Paws turned outward. Chair legs (front). Knotty bulge in pastern joint (adult dog). Weak pastern roots. Receeding back. Too long a back. Back high in rear. In harlequins, a pink nose. Poor tuck-up (except in bitches that have been bred). Fall-away croup. Over-angulation. Steep rear. Too long rear legs. Poorly muscled thighs. Barrel legs. Paws turned outward; rabbit paws. Wolf's claw. Hackney gait. Minor Faults Even bite. Discoloured teeth. In blue and black Danes, lighter eyes are permitted but are not desirable. In harlequins, the eyes should be dark. Light-coloured eyes, two eyes of different colour and walleyes are permitted. Loose eyelids. Elbows turned outward. Paws turned inward. Pinning in Paws flat. Nails too long. Doggy bitches. Small white marks on chest and toes--blues, blacks, brindles, and fawns. Few grey spots and pointing's on harlequins. Excessively long hair. Excessively dull hair. Too long a tail. Too short a tail. Gay tail. Curled tail. Twisted tail. Brush tail.