FCI-Standard N°86/ 28.
11. 2003 / GB
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID
STANDARD : 29.10.2003.
UTILIZATION : Toy Terrier.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group
Section 4 Toy Terriers.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Long-coated,
coat hanging quite straight and evenly down each
side, a parting extending from nose to end of tail.
Very compact and neat, carriage very upright conveying
an important air. General outline conveying impression
of vigorous and well proportioned body.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT :
Alert, intelligent toy terrier. Spirited with even
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Rather small and flat, not too prominent
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Not too long.
Jaw/Teeth : Perfect, regular and complete scissor
bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the
lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth well
placed with even jaws.
Eyes : Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent
expression and placed to look directly forward.
Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.
Ears : Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far
apart, covered with short hair, colour very deep,
NECK : Good reach.
BODY : Compact.
Back : Level.
Loins : Well sustained.
Ribs : Moderate spring o ribs.
TAIL : Customarily docked.
Docked : Medium length with plenty of hair, darker
blue in colour than rest of body, especially at
end of tail. Carried a little higher than level
Undocked : Plenty of hair, darker blue in colour
than rest of body, especially at end of tail. Carried
a little higher than level of back. As straight
as possible. Length to give a well balanced appearance.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs straight,
well covered with hair of rich golden tan a few
shades lighter at end than at roots, not extending
higher on forelegs than elbows.
Shoulders : Well laid.
HINDQUARTERS : Legs quite straight
when viewed from behind, moderate turn of stifle.
Well covered with hair of rich golden tan a few
shades lighter at ends than at roots, not extending
higher on hindlegs than stifle.
FEET : Round ; nails black.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free with
drive ; straight action front and behind, retaining
HAIR : On body moderately long,
perfectly straight (not wavy), glossy ; fine silky
texture, not woolly. Fall on head long, rich golden
tan, deeper in colour at sides of head, about ear
roots and on muzzle where it should be very long.
Tan on head not to extend on to neck, nor must any
sooty or dark hair intermingle with any of tan.
COLOUR : Dark steel blue (not
silver blue), extending from occiput to root of
tail, never mingled with fawn, bronze or dark hairs.
Hair on chest rich, bright tan. All tan hair darker
at the roots than in middle, shading to still lighter
WEIGHT : Weight up to 3,1 kg
FAULTS : 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.
This amended breed standard
will become effective from April 2004.