FCI-Standard N°4 / 12. 03. 1998 / GB
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF
THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
: Group 3 Terriers.
Section 2 Small-sized Terriers.
Without working trial.
: Agile, alert, of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward
on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free in movement.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT
: Should impress as being active, game and hardy. Fearless and gay
disposition ; assertive but not aggressive.
: Small, but in proportion to body. Well furnished.
: Broad ; a decided indentation between the eyes.
FACIAL REGION :
: Teeth large. Jaw strong, but not long or heavy with perfect, regular and
complete scissor bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth
and set square to the jaws.
: Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk with shaggy
: Small, pointed, well carried and erect, not too closely set nor heavily
: Well set on, not short.
: Level, medium length.
: Strong, supple
: Well sprung deep ribs.
: Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high
nor low set, carried gaily but not turned down torwards back.
:Forelegs medium length, good but not too heavy bone. Covered with harsh
: Never out at elbow.
: Very strong and muscular.
: With good, but not excessive bend.
: Well let down, inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.
FEET : Forefeet,
larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin,
narrow or spreading feet and long nails objectionable.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
: Very free-flowing stride. Forelegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs
giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.
: Very important.
Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not
coarse, outer coat ; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats
objectionable. Slight wave permissible.
: Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these
colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark
points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
: Approximately 28-31 cm (11-12 ins) at withers, but in proportion to
weight-ideally 6-7,5 kg (14-16 lbs).
: 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.
clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.
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