Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLICADO

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
One of the oldest Scottish breeds; The Skye was once known as the Terrier of the Western Isles, evolving into what we now call the Skye Terrier, with a mix of breeds behind him, including Cairn Terrier prototypes. One of the most famed of the breed was Greyfriars Bobby who, in Edinburgh, around 1858 took up a vigil at his master’s grave in Greyfriars Churchyard until he too died. Greyfriars Bobby was buried in un-consecrated ground in the churchyard and his devotion is commemorated by a memorial plaque in the street and by a tablet on his grave. Although the majority of Skye Terriers are prick-eared, there is also a variety known as ‘drop-eared’, and then the ears hang flat against the skull.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Long; twice as long as high, with coat of good length, Moves with seemingly effortless gait. Strong in quarters, body and jaw.
KC
Long, low, with coat of good length, twice as long as high. Moves with seemingly effortless gait. Strong in quarters, body and jaw.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Body long, low, twice as long as high.
KC
Elegant and dignified.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Elegant and dignified. A ‘one-man’ dog, distrustful of strangers, never vicious.
KC
A ‘one-man’ dog, distrustful of strangers, never vicious.

HEAD

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KC
Long and powerful, strength not sacrificed for extreme length. Moderate width at back of skull, tapering gradually with slight stop to strong muzzle. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
Long and powerful, strength not sacrificed for extreme length.

Skull

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FCI
Of moderate width at the back of skull, tapering gradually to strong muzzle.

Stop

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FCI
Slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong.
KC
Jaws strong and level 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 strong and level 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
Brown, preferably dark brown, medium in size, close-set and full of expression.
KC
Brown, preferably dark brown, medium in size, close-set and full of expression.

Ears

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FCI
Prick or drop. When prick, gracefully feathered, not large, erect at outer edges and slanting towards each other at inner edge, from peak to skull. When drop, larger, hanging straight, lying flat and close at front.
KC
Prick or drop. When prick, gracefully feathered, not large, erect at outer edges and slanting towards each other at inner edge, from peak to skull. When drop, larger, hanging straight, lying flat and close at front.

NECK

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FCI
Long and slightly crested.
KC
Long and slightly crested.

BODY

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FCI
Long and low. Sides appear flattish due to straight falling coat.
KC
Long and low, back level. Ribcage oval, deep and long. Short loin. Sides appear flattish due to straight-falling coat.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Loin

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FCI
Short.

Chest

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FCI
Deep; ribcage oval, deep and long.

TAIL

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FCI
When hanging, upper part pendulous and lower half thrown back in a curve. When raised, a prolongation of incline of back, not rising higher nor curling up. Gracefully feathered.
KC
When hanging, upper part pendulous and lower half thrown back in a curve. When raised, a prolongation of incline of back, not rising higher or curling up. Gracefully feathered.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Shoulders broad, close to body, chest deep, legs short and muscular.

Shoulder

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FCI
Broad, close to body.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Legs short and muscular.

FEET

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KC
Forefeet larger than hind, pointing truly forward. Pads thick, nails strong.

Forefeet

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FCI
Forefeet larger than hind, pointing truly forward. Pads thick, nails strong.

Hind feet

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FCI
Hind feet smaller than forefeet, pointing truly forward. Pads thick, nails strong.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, full, well developed and well angulated.
Legs short, muscular and straight when viewed from behind.
KC
Strong, full, well developed and well angulated. Legs short, muscular and straight when viewed from behind. No dewclaws.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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Hock joint

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FCI
Well angulated.

Rear pastern

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FCI
No dewclaws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Legs proceed straight forward when travelling. When approaching, forelegs form a continuation of straight line of front, feet being same distance apart as elbows. Principal propelling power is furnished by hind legs which travel straight forward. Forelegs moving well forward, without too much lift. Whole movement termed free, active and effortless and gives a more or less fluid picture.
KC
Legs proceed straight forward when travelling. When approaching, forelegs form a continuation of straight line of front, feet being same distance apart as elbows. Principal propelling power is furnished by hind legs which travel straight forward. Forelegs moving well forward, without too much lift. Whole movement termed free, active and effortless and gives a more or less fluid picture.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Double. Undercoat short, close, soft and woolly. Outer coat of reasonable length, hard, straight, flat and free from curl, never impeding action. Hair on head shorter, softer, veiling forehead and eyes, but not obscuring vision. Mingling with side locks, surrounding ears like a fringe and allowing their shape to appear.
KC
Double. Undercoat short, close, soft and woolly. Outer coat reasonable length, hard, straight, flat and free from curl, never impeding action. Hair on head shorter, softer, veiling forehead and eyes, but not obscuring vision. Mingling with side locks, surrounding ears like a fringe and allowing their shape to appear.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black, dark or light grey, fawn, cream, all with black points. Any self colour allowing shading of same colour and lighter undercoat, so long as nose and ears are black. A small white spot on chest permissible.
KC
Black, dark or light grey, fawn, cream, all with black points. Any self-colour allowing shading of same colour and lighter undercoat, so long as nose and ears are black. A small white spot on chest permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height 25-26 cms (10 ins), length from tip of nose to tip of tail 105 cms (411/2 ins). Bitches slightly smaller in same proportions.

Height at withers

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FCI
25 - 26 cms, length from tip of nose to tip of tail 105 cms. Females slightly smaller in same proportions.

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.


Características anatômicas do cão

N.B:

Os machos devem ter dois testículos aparentemente normais totalmente descidos no escroto.