|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 70
These illustrations do not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed.
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
ORIGIN: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 26.03.2009.
|Section 1||Large and medium-sized Terriers|
|Without working trial|
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation. Bold, friendly and self-confident.
HEAD: Well balanced. Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop.
Skull: Flat and refined.
Nose: Black, except in liver-coated dogs when the nose will be liver.
Muzzle: Broad, but not too long.
Jaws/Teeth: Jaws powerful. Teeth even with perfect, regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes: Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.
Ears: Moderately small, V-shaped and carried alertly. Set neither too high nor too low on head.
NECK: Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.
Back: Strong, moderately short
Loin: Well coupled.
Chest: Reasonably narrow.
TAIL: Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled.
Undocked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
FOREQUARTERS: Forelegs straight, well boned.
Shoulder: Well laid back.
Forefeet: Small, compact, round and well padded.
Hind feet: See Forefeet.
HINDQUARTERS: Strong and muscular.
Thigh: Long and powerful.
Stifle: Well turned.
Hock: Low to ground.
Rear pastern: Straight.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Fore-and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.
HAIR: Dense, harsh and weather resisting with good undercoat.
COLOUR: Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. Small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible. Mahogany or deep tan not typical.
Height at withers: Not exceeding 37 cm ( 14 ½ ins) at shoulder.
Weight: Dogs 17 lbs (7,7 kg) ; bitches 15 lbs (6,8 kg).
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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.