Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

UITGEGEVEN

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Strongly built; deep in chest and back ribs; level back and powerful quarters on muscular legs and exhibiting in a marked degree a great combination of strength and activity.
KC
Strongly built; deep in chest and back ribs; level back and powerful quarters on muscular legs and exhibiting in a marked degree a great combination of strength and activity.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Small, active, game, hardy, possessed of no small amount of self-esteem with a varminty appearance.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Small, active, game, hardly, possessed of no small amount of self-esteem with a varminty appearance. Alert, gay, courageous, self-reliant but friendly.
KC
Alert, gay, courageous, self-reliant but friendly.

HEAD

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FCI
Distance from occiput to eyes slightly greater than length of foreface. Head thickly coated with hair and carried at right angle or less, to axis of neck. Head not to be carried in extended position.
KC
Skull slightly domed; when handled across forehead presents a smooth contour. Tapering very slightly from skull at level of ears to eyes. Distance from occiput to eyes slightly greater than length of foreface. Head thickly coated with hair, and carried at right angle or less, to axis of neck. Head not to be carried in extended position. Foreface gradually tapering from eye to muzzle. Distinct stop formed by heavy, bony ridges immediately above and slightly overhanging eye, and slight indentation between eyes. Foreface not dished nor falling away quickly below eyes, where it is well made up. Jaws strong and level. Nose black and fairly large, forming smooth contour with rest of muzzle. Nose not projecting forward.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed; when handled across forehead presents a smooth contour. Tapering very slightly from skull at level of ears to eyes.

Stop

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FCI
Distinct stop, formed by heavy, bony ridges immediately above and slightly overhanging eye, and slight indentation between eyes.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black and fairly large, forming smooth contour with rest of muzzle. Nose not projecting forward.

Muzzle

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FCI
Foreface gradually tapering from eye to muzzle; not dished nor falling away quickly below eyes, where it is well made up.
KC
As broad between canine teeth as is consistent with varminty expression required. Teeth large for size of dog, with 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 strong and level. As broad between canine teeth as is consistent with varminty expression required. Teeth large for size of dog, with regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Set wide apart, medium in size, not full, as dark as possible and set well under heavy eyebrows which gives the dog a sharp and intelligent piercing expression. Light coloured eyes highly undesirable.
KC
Set wide apart, medium in size, not full, as dark as possible and set well under heavy eyebrows which gives the dog a sharp and intelligent piercing expression. Light coloured eyes highly undesirable.

Ears

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FCI
Small, erect and carried firmly, terminating in sharp point, set neither too wide nor too close. Hair short and smooth (velvety), should not be cut. Free from any fringe at top. Round-pointed, broad, large or thick ears or too heavily coated with hair most undesirable.
KC
Small, erect and carried firmly, terminating in sharp point, set neither too wide nor too close. Hair short and smooth (velvety), should not be cut. Free from any fringe at top. Round-pointed, broad, large or thick ears or too heavily coated with hair most undesirable.

NECK

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FCI
Sufficiently long to allow proper set on of head required, muscular and gradually thickening towards base allowing neck to merge into nicely sloping shoulders.
KC
Sufficiently long to allow proper set on of head required, muscular and gradually thickening towards base allowing neck to merge into nicely sloping shoulders.

BODY

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FCI
Compact.
KC
Compact. Back level, loins broad and strong. Chest deep and ribs well arched in upper half presenting a flattish side appearance. Back ribs of considerable depth and distance from last rib of quarters as short as compatible with free movement of body.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Loin

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FCI
Broad and strong.

Chest

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FCI
Deep and ribs well arched in upper half presenting a flattish side appearance. Back ribs of considerable depth and distance from last rib of quarters as short as compatible with free movement of body.

TAIL

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FCI
13 -15 cms long, covered with harsh hair, no feathering, as straight as possible, carried jauntily, not gay or carried over back. A long tail undesirable, and on no account should tails be docked.
KC
13-15 cms (5-6 ins) long, covered with harsh hair, no feathering, as straight as possible, carried jauntily, not gay or carried over back. A long tail undesirable, and on no account should tails be docked.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Shoulders sloping backwards. Shoulder blades broad and lying close to chest wall. Shoulder joint placed forward, elbows well in, allowing foreleg to move freely, parallel to axis of body. Forelegs short and muscular, straight and thickly covered with short, hard hair.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping backwards. Shoulder-blades broad and lying close to chest wall. Shoulder joint placed forward.

Elbow

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FCI
Well in, allowing foreleg to move freely, parallel to axis of body.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Forelegs short and muscular, straight and thickly covered with short, hard hair.

FEET

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KC
Forefeet larger than hind, round, proportionate in size, strong, thickly padded and covered with short harsh hair. Hindfeet are smaller and thickly padded. Under surface of pads and all nails preferably black.

Forefeet

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FCI
Larger than hind feet, round, proportionate in size, strong, thickly padded and covered with short harsh hair. Under surface of pads and all nails preferably black.

Hind feet

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FCI
Smaller than forefeet and thickly padded, round, proportionate in size, strong, thickly padded and covered with short harsh hair. Under surface of pads and all nails preferably black.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, muscular and wide across top. Legs short, muscular and sinewy.
KC
Strong, muscular and wide across top. Legs short, muscular and sinewy. Thighs very muscular and not too wide apart. Hocks bent and well set in under body so as to be fairly close to each other when standing or moving. Straight or weak hocks most undesirable.

Thigh

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FCI
Very muscular and not too wide apart.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

HIND LEGS

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Hock joint

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FCI
Bent and well set in under body so as to be fairly close to each other when standing or moving. Straight or weak hocks most undesirable.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free, straight and easy all round. In front, legs freely extended forward from shoulder. Hind movement free, strong and close. Stifle and hocks well flexed and hocks drawn under body giving drive. Stiff, stilted movement behind and cowhocks highly undesirable.
KC
Free, straight and easy all round. In front, legs freely extended forward from shoulder. Hind movement free, strong and close. Stifle and hocks well flexed and hocks drawn under body giving drive. Stiff, stilted movement behind and cowhocks highly undesirable.

SKIN

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FCI
Free from obvious skin problems.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Double coated. Outer coat consists of harsh hair, about 5 cms long, free from any curl. Undercoat, which resembles fur, short, soft and close. Open coats most undesirable.
KC
Double coated. Outer coat consists of harsh hair, about 5 cms (2 ins) long, free from any curl. Undercoat, which resembles fur, short, soft and close. Open coats most undesirable. Free from obvious skin problems.

COLOUR

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FCI
White.
KC
White.

SIZE

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KC
Height at withers approximately 28 cms (11 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
Approximately 28 cms.

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.

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.


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