FCI-Standard N°70 /  28. 11. 2003 / GB


ORIGIN : Great Britain.




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CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group 3       Terriers.
                                               Section 1      Large and medium-sized               Terriers.
                                               Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : 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.

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
Loins : Well coupled.
Chest : Reasonably narrow.

TAIL : 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.
Shoulders : Well laid back.

HINDQUARTERS : 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.


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  : Not exceeding 37 cm ( 14 ½ ins) at shoulder.
Weight : Dogs 17 lbs (7,7 kg) ; bitches 15 lbs (6,8 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.


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ORIGIN: Great Britain

And an ancient dog that with every probabilit be created in the ight hundred intercrossing terrier the English one with the Bedlington terrier.
Its official acknowledgment of 1921.

The several parts of the dog must proporzionate between they, cos to give a symmetrical aspect. In motion the straight limbs must be capacities in ahead, with the front perpendicular and parallels to the flanks. The supplied propulsive power from the posterior limbs; one has a perfect action in the dogs with long femore and muscolosa leg, very angled to the ginocchio, that it strongly involves one pushed of the garretti in ahead. When the dog approaches itself, the front limbs must constitute one continuation of the straight line of, with the distant feet between they how much the elbows. When the firm dog, often difficult to establish if it is outside of shoulder (and has the elbows unglues to you), but, not as soon as it moves, the defect, if it exists, becomes very striking, poich the front feet have tendency to intercross themselves. If, to the contrary, the tendency of the feet to move distant between they, the dog shoulder legacy and sluices have the elbows too much. When the garretti they are revolts in within (vaccinismo) the ginocchi and the posterior feet are revolts in outside, with one serious loss of the propulsive force; if instead revolts in (outside posterior cagnolo) the posterior feet are had garretti they stretch to intercross itself.
The height does not have to exceed i 36,8 cm to the garrese for an optimal weight of 7,7 kilograms in the male while in the female Kg must be around to the 6,8.
Long, flat skull; not too much wide between the ears, it shrinks towards the eyes. Light difference of length between skull and snout. Hardly visible Stop. Very full snout under the eyes. Black Tartufo. Labbra thin. Powerful jaws. Set of teeth to scissor.
The hair
Hard, driven in, spiny, it covers body and limbs. Sometimes leggermente undulated. Sottopelo . 
The colors are:
(eccettuate dark spots on the two parts of cheeks) of color tan (yellow tawny); leggermente dark devout ears. Limbs, until to thighs and to the elbows, tawny yellow; black body or dark gray.

Like all the terrier selected for the hunting in lair of selvati to us above all the otters, but also donnole, martore and you make some; today thanks to its ransom and its character an optimal dog from company.

to the erta, express in the movements, with penetrating expression; incessantly careful.

Resistant dog to the diseases, fears the cold.

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it.
pu living to the open on condition that there is a shelter (cuccia).
For having a dog from the perfect cape sar necessary to rerun devout times allanno to the cures of specialistic toelettature that will carry out the stripping above all if our dog must participate to some exposure.