General Appearance Long-Coated, coat hanging quite straight
and evenly down each side, a parting extending from nose to tail. Very compact and neat, carriage very upright conveying an
important air. General outline conveying impression of vigorous and well proportioned body.
intelligent toy terrier.
Temperament Spirited with even disposition
Head and Skull Rather small and flat,
not too prominent or round in skull, not too long in muzzle; black nose.
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, rich tan.
Mouth Perfect, regular and
complete scissor bite. i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth well placed with
Neck Good reach
Forequarters Well laid shoulders, legs straight, well covered with hair of rich
golden tan a few shades lighter at the ends than at roots, not extending higher on forelegs than elbow.
with moderate spring of rib, good loin. Level Back
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 the ends than at roots, not extending higher
on hindlegs than stifle.
Feet Rounds; nails black
Tail Customarily docked to medium length with plenty of
hair, darker blue in colour than rest of body, especially at the end of tail. Carried a little higher than level of back
Free with drive; straight action front and behind, retaining level top-line.
Coat 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 the tan.
Colour Dark steel blue (not silver blue), extending from occiput to
root of tail, never mingled with fawn, bronze or dark hair. Hair on chest rich, bright tan. All tan hair darker at the roots
than in the middle, shading still lighter at the tips.
Size Weight up to 3.1 kgs (7lbs)
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.
Note Male animals should have two apparently normal testicals fully descended
into the scrotum
In the UK it is now possible to show animals with undocked tails. As yet there is no recognised standard
for the presentation, type, length or carriage of a full tail.
It may also be possible now in the UK to show
neutered animals, providing permission has been obtained from the Kennel Club in advance
Differences in the American
Kennel Club Breed Standard
There is very little difference in the American standard. The main differences are:
Neck: no mention is made in the Am. standard
2. Mouth: The Am. standard states: "the bite neither overshot nor undershot
and teeth sound. Either scissors bite or level bite is acceptable" No reference is made to a full mouth.