built, deep in chest and back ribs; level back
on muscular legs and exhibiting
in a marked degree a great
combination of strength and activity.
Small, active, game,
hardy, possessed of no small amount
of self-esteem with a
courageous, self reliant but friendly.
& Skull :
slightly domed; when handled across forehead
presents a smooth
Tapering very slightly from skull at level of ears to eyes.
occiput to eyes slightly greater than
length of foreface.
Head thickly coated wit hair, and
or less, to axis of neck.
Head not to be carried in extended position.
Foreface gradually tapering eye to muzzle.
District stop formed by heavy, bony ridges immediately
above and slightly overhanging eye, and slight indentation
not dished or falling away quickly below eyes,
where it is well made up. Jaws strong and level . Nose black
large, forming smooth contour
of the muzzle. Nose not projecting forward.
Set wide apart,
medium in size, not full, as dark
as possible. Slightly sunk in
head, sharp and
which, looking from under heavy eyebrows, impart
Light coloured eyes
between the canine teeth as is consistent
with the varminty
Teeth large for size of dog, with regular scissor bite, i.e.
Upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth
set square to the jaws.
Sufficiently long to allow proper set on of head
muscular and gradually thickening
base allowing neck to merge into nicely sloping
backwards. Shoulder blades broad
and lying close to the chest
Shoulder joint placed forward, elbows well in, allowing
to move freely, parallel to axis of body.
Forelegs short and muscular, straight and thickly
short, hard hair.
Compact. Back level, loins broad and strong.
Chest deep and ribs well arched
in upper half
a flattish side appearance. Back ribs of considerable
and distance from last rib to
quarters as short as
compatible with free movement of body.
and wide across top. Legs short,
muscular and sinewy.
Thighs very muscular and not to wide apart. Hocks
bent and well
set in under body so as to be fairly
to each otherwhen standing or moving. Straight or weak
hocks most under body so as to be
to each other when standing or moving. Straight or
weak hocks most undesirable.
than hind, round, proportionate in size,
strong, thickly padded.
Under surface of pads and
5 to 6 inches long, covered with harsh hairs, no feathering,
straight as possible, carried jauntily, not gay
or carried over the back. A long tail undesirable
and on no account
straight and easy all round. In front legs freely
forward from the
shoulder. Hind movement free,
strong and close. Stifle and hocks
and hocks drawn under
the body giving drive. Stiff,
stilted movement behind and cow
hocks highly undesirable.
Outer coat consists of harsh hair,
about 5 cms (2ins.) long
free from any curl.
Undercoat, which resembles fur, short, soft and close.
Open coats most undesirable.
Height at withers
approximately 28 cms (11 ins).
from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the
which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion
to its degree.
Male animals should have two apparently normal
descended into the scrotum.