Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.03.2009.
KC
October 2009

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 4Toy Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Toy

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Well balanced, elegant and compact, sleek and cleanly built. Head and legs proportionate thus producing the correct balance.
KC
Well balanced, elegant and compact, sleek and cleanly built.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Toy with Terrier characteristics.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Toy with Terrier characteristics. Alert, remembering that historically he could acquit himself satisfactorily in the rat pit. Never unduly nervous.
KC
Alert, remembering that historically he could acquit himself satisfactorily in the rat pit. Never unduly nervous.

HEAD

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FCI
Head long, narrow and well filled up under eyes.
KC
Head long, narrow, flat skull, wedge-shaped without emphasis of cheek muscles, well filled up under eyes. Top and bottom jaws held tightly together within compressed lips. Slight stop. Foreface tapers gently to provide wedge-shaped impression, in profile similar to that seen when viewed from front. Although an illusion of being overshot can result, any suggestion of snipey appearance is undesirable. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
Wedge-shaped.

Skull

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FCI
Flat.

Stop

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FCI
Slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Foreface tapers gently to provide wedge-shaped impression, in profile similar to that seen when viewed from front. Although an illusion of being overshot can result, any suggestion of snipey appearance is undesirable.
KC
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth level and strong.

Lips

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FCI
Compressed lips.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Top and bottom jaws held tightly together. Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissors bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth level and strong.

Cheeks

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FCI
Without emphasis of cheek muscles.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark to black, without light shading from iris. Relatively small, almond shaped, obliquely set and sparkling, not prominent.
KC
Dark to black, without light shading from iris. Relatively small, almond shaped, obliquely set and sparkling, not prominent.

Ears

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FCI
Candle-flame shape, slightly pointed tips, placed high upon back of skull and proportionately close together. A guide to size can be obtained by bending ear forward - it should not reach eye. From nine months of age ear carriage must be erect. Entire inside of ear should face front. Leather of ear thin.
KC
Candle-flame shape, slightly pointed tips, placed high upon back of skull and proportionately close together. A guide to size can be obtained by bending ear forward – it should not reach eye. From nine months of age ear carriage must be erect. Entire inside of ear should face front. Leather of ear thin.

NECK

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FCI
Long, graceful, slightly arched. Line of neck flowing into shoulders, and sloping off elegantly. Throatiness undesirable.
KC
Long, graceful, slightly arched. Shoulders well laid back. Line of neck flowing into shoulders, and sloping off elegantly. Throatiness undesirable.

BODY

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FCI
Compact.
KC
Body compact, head and legs proportionate thus producing correct balance. Back very slightly curving from behind shoulder to loin, falling again to root of tail. Chest narrow and deep with ribs well sprung. Loins well cut up. Buttocks gently rounded.

Back

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FCI
Very slightly curving from behind shoulders to loin, falling again to root of tail.

Loin

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FCI
Well rounded and well cut up.

Chest

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FCI
Narrow and deep with ribs well sprung.

TAIL

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FCI
Thick at root, tapering to point. Set low and not reaching below hock. ’Gay’ tail undesirable if displayed to excess.
KC
Thick at root, tapering to point. Set low and not reaching below hock. ‘Gay’ tail undesirable if displayed to excess.

LIMBS

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FCI
Fine bone eminently desirable.

FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Legs falling straight from shoulders with elbows close to chest providing a straight front. Fine bone eminently desirable.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to chest.

Forearm

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FCI
Falling straight from shoulders, providing a straight front.

FEET

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KC
Dainty, compact; split up between toes; well arched, with jet black nails, two middle toes of front feet rather longer than others, hind feet cat-like. Hare feet undesirable.

Forefeet

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FCI
Dainty, compact; split up between toes; well arched, with jet black nails, two middle toes of front feet rather longer than others.

Hind feet

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FCI
Cat-like, dainty; compact; split up between toes; well arched, with jet black nails, hare feet undesirable.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Buttocks gently rounded. A "tucked under" appearance undesirable.
KC
Well rounded loin leading to a good turn of stifle; hocks well let down; turning neither in nor out; a ‘tucked under’ appearance undesirable.

Stifle

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FCI
Well Angulated.

Hock

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FCI
Well let down; neither turning in nor out.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ideal fore-movement akin to the "extended trot"; hackney action not desirable; equally a "shuffling gait" undesirable. Hind action smooth with ease and precision combined with drive; there should be flowing quality to indicate true soundness.
KC
Ideal fore-movement akin to the ‘extended trot’; hackney action not desirable; equally a ‘shuffling gait’ undesirable. Hind action smooth with ease and precision combined with drive, there should be flowing quality to indicate true soundness.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Thick, close and glossy. A density of short hair required.
KC
Thick, close and glossy. A density of short hair required.

COLOUR

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FCI

Black and tan. The black ebony, the tan likened to a new chestnut deeply rich.
Colours not running or blending into each other, but meeting abruptly, forming clear and well defined lines of colour division. Forelegs tanned to knees in front. The tan then continuing inside and at back of forelegs to point just below elbows; thin black line up each toe (pencilling) and a clearly defined black mark (thumb mark) on centre of each pastern, and under chin. Hindlegs well tanned in front and inside with black bar dividing tan at centre of lower thigh. Heavy tan on outside of hindquarters (breaching or culottes) undesirable.
Muzzle well tanned. The black continuing from nose along top of muzzle, curving below eyes to base of throat. A tan spot above each eye and a small tan spot on each cheek. Under jaw and throat tanned, lip line black. Hair inside ears tan (tan behind ears undesirable). Each side of chest has some tan. Vent and under root of tail, tan. White hairs forming a patch anywhere totally undesirable.
KC
Black and Tan. The black ebony, the tan likened to a new chestnut deeply rich. Colours not running or blending into each other, but meeting abruptly, forming clear and well defined lines of colour division. Forelegs tanned to knees in front. The tan then continuing inside and at back of forelegs to point just below elbows, the thin black line up each toe (pencilling) and a clearly defined black mark (thumb mark) on centre of each pastern, and under chin. Hindlegs well tanned in front and inside with black bar dividing tan at centre of lower thigh. Heavy tan on outside of hindquarters (breeching) undesirable. Muzzle well tanned. Nose black, the black continuing along top of muzzle, curving below eyes to base of throat. A tan spot above each eye and a small tan spot on each cheek. Under-jaw and throat tanned, lip line black. Hair inside ears tan (tan behind ears undesirable). Each side of chest has some tan. Vent and under root of tail, tan. White hairs forming a patch anywhere totally undesirable.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal weight 2.7-3.6 kgs (6-8 lbs). Ideal height 25-30 cms (10-12 ins) at the shoulder.

Height at withers

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FCI
Ideal height 25-30 cm at the shoulder.

Weight

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FCI
Ideal weight 2.7-3.6 kg.

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.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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