Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Welsh Terrier

Welsh 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 1Large and medium-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Welsh Terrier is a breed with a truly working background, he is perhaps rather less exuberant than some of the other members of his group. Like so many of his cousins, he was originally used in hunting the fox, badger and even otter. The Welsh and Lakeland Terriers, which have considerable similarity, may well have had a common origin prior to the Roman invasion of Britain when their Celtic owners retreated to the Welsh mountains and the Lake District.
He is a neat, workmanlike dog with a tight wiry coat normally of black and tan.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Smart, workmanlike, well-balanced and compact.
KC
Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Affectionate, obedient and easily controlled.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Affectionate, obedient and easily controlled. Happy and volatile, rarely of shy nature. Game and fearless but definitely not aggressive although at all times able to hold his own when necessary
KC
Happy and volatile, rarely of shy nature. Game and fearless but definitely not aggressive although at all times able to hold his own when necessary.

HEAD

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KC
Flat, of moderate width between ears. Jaws powerful, clean cut, rather deep and punishing. Stop not too defined, medium length from stop to end of nose. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat, of moderate width between ears.

Stop

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FCI
Not too defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Medium length from stop to end of nose.
KC
Jaws strong 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
Jaws powerful, clean cut, rather deep and punishing; strong with perfect, regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Relatively small, dark, expression indicative of temperament. A round, full eye undesirable.
KC
Relatively small, dark, expression indicative of temperament. A round, full eye undesirable.

Ears

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FCI
V-shaped, small, leathers not too thin, set on fairly high, carried forward and close to cheek.
KC
V-shaped, small, leathers not too thin, set on fairly high, carried forward and close to cheek.

NECK

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FCI
Moderate length and thickness, slightly arched and sloping gracefully into shoulders.
KC
Moderate length and thickness, slightly arched and sloping gracefully into shoulders.

BODY

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KC
Back short and well ribbed up, loin strong, good depth and moderate width of chest.

Back

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FCI
Short.

Loin

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FCI
Strong.

Chest

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FCI
Good depth and moderate width. Well ribbed up.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily.
Undocked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
KC
Previously customarily docked. Docked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily. Undocked: Well set on. Carried erect but not too gaily. In overall balance with the rest of dog.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Shoulders long, sloping and well set back. Legs straight and muscular, possessing ample bone, with upright and powerful pasterns.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, sloping and well set back.

Elbow

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FCI
Perpendicular to body, working free of sides.

Forearm

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FCI
Legs straight and muscular, possessing ample bone.

Pastern

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FCI
Upright and powerful.

FEET

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KC
Small, round and cat-like.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small, round and cat-like.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong.
KC
Strong, thighs muscular, of good length, with hocks well bent, well let down and with ample bone.

Thigh

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FCI
Muscular, of good length.

HIND LEGS

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Rear pastern

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FCI
Hocks well bent, well let down and with ample bone.

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 turning neither in nor out.
KC
Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Wiry, hard, very close and abundant. Single coat undesirable.
KC
Wiry, hard, very close and abundant. Single coat undesirable.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black and tan for preference, or black grizzle and tan, free from black pencilling on toes. Black below hocks most undesirable.
KC
Black and tan for preference, or black grizzle and tan, free from black pencilling on toes. Black below hocks most undesirable.

SIZE

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KC
Height at shoulder not exceeding 39 cms (151/2 ins). Weight: 9-9.5 kgs (20-21 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI
Not exceeding 39 cms.

Weight

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FCI
9 – 9,5 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.