Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Border Terrier

Border Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.
KC
September 2000

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 1Large and medium-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Essentially a working terrier. Capable of following a horse.
KC
Essentially a working terrier.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Capable of following a horse, combining activity with gameness.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Combining activity with gameness.
KC
Active and game as previously stated.

HEAD

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FCI
Head like that of an otter.
KC
Head like that of an otter moderately broad in skull, with short strong muzzle. Black nose preferable, liver- or flesh-coloured one not a serious fault.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Moderately broad.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black nose preferable, but liver or flesh-coloured one not a serious fault.

Muzzle

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FCI
Short, strong.
KC
Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Level bite acceptable. Undershot or overshot a major fault and highly undesirable.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Level bite acceptable. Undershot or overshot a major fault and highly undesirable.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark with keen expression.
KC
Dark with a keen expression.

Ears

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FCI
Small, V-shaped, of moderate thickness, and dropping forward close to the cheek.
KC
Small, V-shaped; of moderate thickness, and dropping forward close to the cheek.

NECK

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FCI
Of moderate length.
KC
Of moderate length.

BODY

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FCI
Deep, narrow, fairly long.
KC
Deep, narrow, fairly long. Ribs carried well back, but not oversprung, as a terrier should be capable of being spanned by both hands behind the shoulder. Loins strong.

Loin

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FCI
Strong.

Chest

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FCI
Ribs carried well back, but not oversprung, as a terrier should be capable of being spanned by both hands behind the shoulder.

TAIL

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FCI
Moderately short; fairly thick at base, then tapering. Set high, carried gaily, but not curled over back.
KC
Moderately short; fairly thick at base, then tapering. Set high, carried gaily, but not curled over back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight, not too heavy in bone.
KC
Forelegs straight, not too heavy in bone.

FORELEGS

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FEET

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KC
Small with thick pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small with thick pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Racy.
KC
Racy.

HIND LEGS

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GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Has the soundness to follow a horse.
KC
Has the soundness to follow a horse.

SKIN

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FCI
Must be thick.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Harsh and dense; with close undercoat.
KC
Harsh and dense; with close undercoat. Skin must be thick.

COLOUR

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FCI
Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, or blue and tan.
KC
Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, or blue and tan.

SIZE

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KC
Weight: dogs: 6-7 kgs (13-151/2 lbs); bitches: 5-6.5 kgs (111/2 -14 lbs).

Weight

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FCI
Dogs 5,9-7,1 kg (13-15 ½ lbs); bitches 5,1-6,4 (11 ½ lbs-14 lbs).

FAULTS

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FCI

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 on the terrier’s ability to work and on the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
KC
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, its effect on the terrier's ability to work, and the health and welfare of the dog.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.