Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

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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FCI
The Scottish Terrier Club was formed in 1882, a year after the first standard for the breed was drawn up, and just three years after the start of the breed as we know it today by Capt Gordon Murray. He was strongly supported by the founder and first chairman of the Kennel Club, Mr Sewallis Evelyn Shirley.
The public image of this short-legged terrier from the Highlands is often that of a dour Scot, but to his family and friends he is affectionate and cheerful although he will soon rouse himself at the slightest sound, with protectiveness as he prepares to guard his house and home.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Thick-set, of suitable size to go to ground, which would preclude dogs of excessive body weight, short-legged, alert in carriage and suggestive of great power and activity in small compass. Head gives impression of being long for size of dog. Very agile and active in spite of short legs.
KC
Thick-set, of suitable size to go to ground, which would preclude dogs of excessive body weight, short-legged, alert in carriage and suggestive of great power and activity in small compass. Head gives impression of being long for size of dog. Very agile and active in spite of short legs.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Skull and foreface of equal length.
KC
Loyal and faithful. Dignified, independent and reserved, but courageous and highly intelligent.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Loyal and faithful. Dignified, independent and reserved, but courageous and highly intelligent. Bold, but never aggressive.
KC
Bold, but never aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Long without being out of proportion to size of dog. Carried on muscular neck of moderate length showing quality.
KC
Long without being out of proportion to size of dog. Length of skull enabling it to be fairly wide and yet retain narrow appearance. Skull nearly flat and cheek bones not protruding. Foreface strongly constructed and deep throughout. Skull and foreface of equal length. Slight but distinct stop between skull and foreface just in front of eye. Nose large, black and, in profile, the line from nose towards chin appears to slope backwards.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Nearly flat. Length of skull enabling it to be fairly wide and yet retain narrow appearance.

Stop

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FCI
Slight but distinct stop between skull and foreface just in front of eye.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black. Large, and, in profile, the line from nose towards chin appears to slope backwards.

Muzzle

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FCI
Foreface strongly constructed and deep throughout.
KC
Teeth large with perfect, regular 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 with perfect and regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Cheeks

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FCI
Cheek bones not protruding.

Eyes

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FCI
Almond-shaped, dark brown, fairly wide apart, well set under eyebrows with keen, intelligent expression.
KC
Almond-shaped, dark brown, fairly wide apart, well set under eyebrows with keen, intelligent expression.

Ears

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FCI
Neat, fine texture, pointed, erect and set on top of skull but not too close together. Large, wide-based ears highly undesirable.
KC
Neat, fine texture, pointed, erect and set on top of skull but not too close together. Large, wide-based ears highly undesirable.

NECK

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FCI
Muscular and of moderate length showing quality.
KC
Muscular and of moderate length.

BODY

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KC
Well rounded ribs flattening to deep chest and carried well back. Back proportionately short and very muscular. Topline of body straight and level, loin muscular and deep, powerfully coupling ribs to hindquarters.

Topline

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FCI
Straight and level.

Back

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FCI
Proportionately short and very muscular.

Loin

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FCI
Muscular and deep.

Chest

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FCI
Fairly broad and hung between forelegs. Well rounded ribs flattening to deep chest and carried well back. Powerfully coupling ribs to hindquarters.

TAIL

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FCI
Moderate length giving general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards tip. Set on with upright carriage or slight bend.
KC
Moderate length giving general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards tip. Set on with upright carriage or slight bend.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Brisket well in front of forelegs.
KC
Head carried on muscular neck of moderate length showing quality, set into long sloping shoulders, brisket well in front of straight, well boned forelegs to straight pasterns. Chest fairly broad and hung between forelegs which must not be out at the elbow nor placed under body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, sloping.

Elbow

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FCI
Must not be out nor placed under body.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight, well boned.

Pastern

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FCI
Straight.

FEET

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KC
Good size, well padded, toes well arched and close-knit, forefeet slightly larger than hindfeet.

Forefeet

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FCI
Good size, well padded, toes well arched and close-knit, forefeet slightly larger than hind feet.

Hind feet

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FCI
Good size, well padded, toes well arched and close-knit, hind feet slightly smaller than forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Remarkably powerful for size of dog. Big, wide buttocks.
KC
Remarkably powerful for size of dog. Big, wide buttocks, deep thighs and well bent stifles. Hocks short, strong, turning neither in nor out.

Thigh

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FCI
Deep.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Hocks short, strong, turning neither in nor out.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Smooth and free, straight both back and front with drive from behind and level gait throughout.
KC
Smooth and free, straight both back and front with drive from behind and level gait throughout.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Close-lying, double coat; undercoat short, dense and soft; outer coat harsh, dense and wiry, together making a weather-resisting covering.
KC
Close-lying, double coat; undercoat short, dense and soft; outer coat harsh, dense and wiry, together making a weather-resisting covering.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black, wheaten or brindle of any shade.
KC
Black, wheaten or brindle of any shade.

SIZE

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KC
Height at withers 25-28 cms (10-11 ins); weight 8.5-10.5 kgs (19-23 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI
25 – 28 cms.

Weight

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FCI
8,5 - 10,5 kgs.

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.
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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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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