Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

Fox Terrier (Smooth)


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 1Large and medium-sized Terriers
Working trial optional

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Fox Terrier in booth forms, Smooth and Wire, is from British origins and probably owes its existence to the same types of dog which produced both the Bull Terrier and the Black and Tan (now Manchester) Terrier. Uniformity of type was established in the late 1800s and the original standard for the Fox Terrier drawn up in 1876.
One of the most lively and alert of terriers, refinement to his present show excellence has not allowed him to become unsound. Capable of standing up to any amount of exercise, always ready to deal with rats, rabbits, and, of course, foxes.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Active and lively, bone and strength in small compass, never cloddy or coarse. Neither leggy nor too short in the leg, standing like a well made, short-backed hunter, covering a lot of ground.
KC
Active and lively, bone and strength in small compass, never cloddy or coarse. Neither leggy nor too short in the leg, standing like a well made, short-backed hunter, covering a lot of ground.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on tiptoe of expectation.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on tiptoe of expectation. Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.
KC
Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.

HEAD

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KC
Skull flat, moderately narrow, gradually decreasing in width to eyes. A little stop apparent, cheeks never full, jaws, upper and lower, strong and muscular, falling away only slightly below eyes. This portion of foreface moderately chiselled out, so as not to go down in a straight line like a wedge. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat, moderately narrow. Gradually decreasing in width to eyes.

Stop

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FCI
A little stop apparent.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Jaws, upper and lower, strong and muscular, falling away only slightly below eyes. This portion of foreface moderately chiselled out, so as not to go down in a straight line like a wedge.
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.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Cheeks

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FCI
Never full.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, moderately small, as near as possible circular in shape but not prominent. Expression bright and intelligent.
KC
Dark, moderately small, as near as possible circular in shape but not prominent. Expression bright and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
Small, V-shaped and dropping forward close to cheek, not hanging by side of head. Fold of ear above level of skull. Leather of moderate thickness.
KC
Small, V-shaped and dropping forward close to cheek, not hanging by side of head. Fold of ear above level of skull. Leather of moderate thickness.

NECK

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FCI
Clean and muscular, without throatiness, of fair length and gradually widening to shoulders.
KC
Clean and muscular, without throatiness, of fair length and gradually widening to shoulders.

BODY

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KC
Chest deep, not broad. Back short, level and strong without slackness. Loin powerful, very slightly arched. Foreribs moderately sprung, back ribs deep.

Back

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FCI
Short, level and strong without slackness.

Loin

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FCI
Powerful, very slightly arched.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, not broad. Fore ribs moderately sprung, back ribs deep.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked:Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back or curled. Of good strength.
Undocked: Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back. As straight as possible. Tail of moderate length to give balance to the dog.
KC
Previously customarily docked. Docked: Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back or curled. Of good strength. Undocked: Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back. As straight as possible. Tail of moderate length to give balance to the dog.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Shoulders long and sloping, well laid back, fine at points, cleanly cut at withers. Legs from any angle must be straight showing little or no appearance of an ankle in front. They should be strong in bone throughout.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long and sloping, well laid back, fine at points, cleanly cut at withers.

Forearm

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FCI
Legs from any angle must be straight showing little or no appearance of an ankle in front. They should be strong in bone throughout.

FEET

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KC
Small, round and compact. Soles hard and tough, toes moderately arched, and turning neither in nor out.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small, round and compact. Pads hard and tough, toes moderately arched and turning neither in nor out.

Hind feet

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FCI
Small, round and compact. Pads hard and tough, toes moderately arched and turning neither in nor out.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and muscular, quite free from droop or crouch.
KC
Strong and muscular, quite free from droop or crouch; thighs long and powerful, hocks well let down, good turn of stifle.

Thigh

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FCI
Long and powerful.

Stifle

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FCI
Good turn of stifle.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Hocks well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles neither turning in nor out and hocks not close. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.
KC
Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles neither turning in nor out and hocks not close. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Straight, flat, smooth, hard, dense and abundant. Belly and underside of thighs not bare.
KC
Straight, flat, smooth, hard, dense and abundant. Belly and underside of thighs not bare.

COLOUR

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FCI
White should predominate, all white, white with tan, black and tan or black markings. Brindle, red or liver markings highly undesirable.
KC
White should predominate, all white, white with tan, black and tan or black markings. Brindle, red or liver markings highly undesirable.

SIZE

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KC
Dogs: 7.5-8 kgs (16-18 lbs); bitches: 7-7.5 kgs (15-17 lbs).

Weight

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FCI

Males 7,5 - 8 kgs
Females 7 - 7,5 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 and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
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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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.