FCI Standard No 70 / 19.05.2009 / GB
- FCI Standard No 70 / 19.05.2009 / GB
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ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 26.03.2009.
UTILIZATION : Terrier.
CLASSIFICATION FCI : Group 3 Terriers. Section 1 Large and medium- sized Terriers. Without working trial.
Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT
Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation. Bold, friendly and self-confident.
Well balanced. Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop.
Skull : Flat and refined.
FACIAL REGION :
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.
Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.
Back : Strong, moderately short
Loins : Well coupled.
Chest : Reasonably narrow.
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.
Forelegs straight, well boned.
Shoulders : Well laid back.
Strong and muscular.
Thighs : long and powerful.
Stifles : Well turned.
Hocks : Low to ground.
Metatarsus : Straight.
FEET : Small, compact, round and well padded.
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. /p>
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.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Height : 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.
N.B.: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.