Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.
KC
March 1994

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 2Small-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Agile, alert, of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free in movement. Weather-resistant coat.
KC
Agile, alert, of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free in movement. Weather-resistant coat.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Should impress as being active, game and hardy.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Should impress as being active, game and hardy. Fearless and gay disposition ; assertive but not aggressive.
KC
Fearless and gay disposition; assertive but not aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Small, but in proportion to body. Well furnished.
KC
Head small, but in proportion to body. Skull broad; a decided indentation between the eyes with a definite stop. Muzzle powerful, jaw strong but not long or heavy. Nose black . Head well furnished.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad ; a decided indentation between the eyes.

Stop

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FCI
Definite.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Powerful.
KC
Large teeth. Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth large. Jaw strong, but not long or heavy with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk with shaggy eyebrows.
KC
Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk with shaggy eyebrows.

Ears

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FCI
Small, pointed, well carried and erect, not too closely set nor heavily coated.
KC
Small, pointed, well carried and erect, not too closely set nor heavily coated.

NECK

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FCI
Well set on, not short.
KC
Well set on, not short.

BODY

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KC
Back level, medium length. Well sprung deep ribs; strong supple loin.

Back

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FCI
Level, medium length.

Loin

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FCI
Strong, supple.

Chest

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FCI
Well sprung deep ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high nor low set, carried gaily but not turned down torwards back.
KC
Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high nor low set, carried gaily but not turned down towards back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs medium length, good but not too heavy bone. Covered with harsh hair.
KC
Sloping shoulders, medium length of leg, good but not too heavy bone. Forelegs never out at elbow. Legs covered with harsh hair.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping.

Elbow

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FCI
Never out at elbow.

FORELEGS

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FEET

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KC
Forefeet, larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin, narrow or spreading feet and long nails objectionable.

Forefeet

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FCI
Forefeet, larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin, narrow or spreading feet and long nails objectionable.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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KC
Very strong muscular thighs. Good, but not excessive, bend of stifle. Hocks well let down inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.

Thigh

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FCI
Very strong and muscular.

Stifle

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FCI
With good, but not excessive bend.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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FCI
Well let down, inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Very free-flowing stride. Forelegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.
KC
Very free-flowing stride. Forelegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Very important. Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not coarse, outer coat ; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats objectionable. Slight wave permissible.
KC
Very important. Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not coarse, outer coat; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats objectionable. Slight wave permissible.

COLOUR

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FCI
Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.
KC
Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.

SIZE

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FCI
Approximately 28-31 cm (11-12 ins) at withers, but in proportion to weight-ideally 6-7,5 kg (14-16 lbs).
KC
Approximately 28-31 cms (11-12 ins) at withers, but in proportion to weight – ideally 6-7.5 kgs (14-16 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 upon 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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

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.