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Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.03.2009.
KC
September 2007

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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

KC
Terrier
UKC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Sealyham Terrier was developed in the mid-19th century by Captain John Edwardes in the Haverfordwest region of South Wales. He wanted the ideal working terrier to dig out badgers and fox and to accompany his Otterhounds on the hunt. The breed is named after his family estate. The Sealyham Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1919.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Free-moving, active, balanced and of great substance in small compass. General outline oblong, not square.
KC
Free-moving, active, balanced and of great substance in small compass. General outline oblong, not square.
UKC
The Sealyham Terrier is a strong, sturdily built, active working Terrier that is oblong in general outline. It has as much substance as possible for a dog that is quick and capable of digging and battling its quarry underground.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Sturdy, game and workmanlike.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Sturdy, game and workmanlike. Alert and fearless but of friendly disposition.
KC
Alert and fearless but of friendly disposition.
UKC
Keen and alert, the Sealyham Terrier is fearless but has a friendly nature.

HEAD

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KC
Skull slightly domed and wide between ears. Cheek bones not prominent. Punishing square jaw, powerful and long. Nose black.
UKC
Long, broad and powerful, the head is in perfect balance with the body. There is a moderate stop.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed and wide between ears.
UKC
Very slightly domed with good width between the ears.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.
UKC
Fully pigmented, black in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
Punishing square jaws, powerful and long.
KC
Teeth level and strong with canines fitting well into each other and long for size of dog. Jaws strong with regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
Long and powerful, with flat cheeks and square jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth level and strong with canines fitting well into each other and long for size of dog. Jaws strong with regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
A full complement of strong, white teeth meet in a level or scissors bite, with the canines fitting closely together.

Cheeks

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FCI
Cheek bones not protruding.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, well set, round, of medium size. Dark, pigmented eyerims preferred but unpigmented tolerated.
KC
Dark, well set, round, of medium size. Dark, pigmented eye rims preferred but unpigmented tolerated.
UKC
Medium size, round in shape, set fairly deeply. Very dark in color. Dark pigment of the eye rims is preferred, but lack of pigment is acceptable.

Ears

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FCI
Medium-sized, slightly rounded at tip and carried at side of cheek.
KC
Medium- sized, slightly rounded at tip and carried at side of cheek.
UKC
The ears are well rounded at the tip and long enough to reach the outer corner of the eye. They are folded level with the top of the head, the forward edge being close to the cheek. The ear leather is thin but of sufficient thickness to avoid vertical creases.

NECK

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FCI
Fairly long, thick and muscular on well laid shoulders.
KC
Fairly long, thick and muscular on well laid shoulders.
UKC
Long, thick and muscular, clean at the throat. Blends neatly into well-laid shoulders.

BODY

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FCI
Medium in length, flexible.
KC
Medium in length, level and flexible with ribs well sprung. Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.
UKC
The body is medium length and flexible. The back is level. Chest is deep between the front legs and the ribs are well sprung.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Chest

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FCI
Chest: Broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.
Ribs: Well sprung.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Medium length. Thick with a rounded tip. Set in line with back and carried erect. Quarters should protrude beyond set of tail.
Undocked: Medium length of tail to give a general balance to the dog. Thick at root and tapering towards tip. Ideally carried erect, but not excessively over the back, and with no curl or twist. Quarters should protrude beyond set of tail.
KC
Previously customarily docked. Docked: Medium length. Thick with a rounded tip. Set in line with back and carried erect. Quarters should protrude beyond set of tail. Undocked: Medium length of tail to give a general balance to the dog. Thick at root and tapering towards tip. Ideally carried erect, but not excessively over the back, and with no curl or twist. Quarters should protrude beyond set of tail.
UKC
Set straight off the back and carried upright. Thick with a rounded tip. Customarily docked to a medium length. If natural, the tail should be straight and carried upright, not too far forward over the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs short, strong and as straight as possible consistent with chest being well down.
KC
Forelegs short, strong and as straight as possible consistent with chest being well let down. Point of shoulder in line with point of elbow which should be close to side of chest.
UKC
The well laid back, powerful shoulders are sufficiently wide to permit freedom of action, but are not over muscled.

Shoulder

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FCI
Point of shoulder in line with point of elbow.

Elbow

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FCI
Should be close to side of chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The strong, well-boned forelegs are as straight as is consistent with a well let down chest. Elbows lie close to the chest.

FEET

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KC
Round and cat-like with thick pads. Feet pointing directly forward.
UKC
Round and cat-like, with thick pads. Toes point straight ahead.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round and catlike with thick pads. Feet pointing directly forward.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Notably powerful for size of dog.
KC
Notably powerful for size of dog. Thighs deep and muscular with well bent stifle. Hocks strong, well bent and parallel to each other.
UKC
The very powerful hindquarters protrude well past the set-on of the tail.

Thigh

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FCI
Deep and muscular.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
Thighs are deep and muscular. Stifle and hock joints are well bent. Rear pasterns are parallel to one another.

Hock

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FCI
Strong, well bent and parallel to each other.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Brisk and vigorous with plenty of drive.
KC
Brisk and vigorous with plenty of drive.
UKC
Movement is sound, strong, quick, free, true and level. Serious Fault: Lack of drive.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Long, hard and wiry topcoat with weather-resistant undercoat.
KC
Long, hard and wiry topcoat with weather-resistant undercoat.
UKC
The breed has a weather-resistant double coat. The outer coat is hard and wiry; the undercoat is soft and dense.

COLOUR

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FCI
All white or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears. Much black and heavy ticking undesirable.
KC
All white or white with lemon, brown, blue or badger pied markings on head and ears. Much black and heavy ticking undesirable.
UKC
All white, or predominately white with lemon, brown, blue or badger markings on the head and/or ears.

SIZE

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KC
Height should not exceed 31 cms (12 ins) at shoulder. Ideal weight: dogs approximately 9 kgs (20 lbs); bitches approximately 8 kgs (18 lbs). General conformation, overall balance, type and substance are main criteria.
UKC
Height should not exceed 12 inches at the shoulder. Ideal weight is approximately 20 pounds for males, 18 pounds for females, but general conformation and type are more important than weight.

Height at withers

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FCI
Height should not exceed 31 cm (12 ins) at shoulder.

Weight

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FCI

Dogs approximately 9 kg (20 lbs),
Bitches approximately 8,2 kg (18 lbs).
General conformation, overall balance, type and substance are main criteria.

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.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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UKC

Teeth: Overshot or undershot bites.
Ears: Prick, tulip, rose or hound ears.
Forequarters: Upright or straight shoulder placement.
Coat: Silky or curly coats.
Color: Heavy black markings. Ticking on the body.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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