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Fox Terrier Smooth Standard





                                                   
		Kennel Club, London 1994

		F.C.I. Standard No 12

                                                   

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

    CHARACTERISTICS - 
Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, 
on tiptoe of expectation.  

    TEMPERAMENT - 
Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.  

    HEAD AND SKULL - 
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 astraight line like a 
wedge.  Nose black.  

    EYES - 
Dark, small and rather deeply set, as near as possible 
circular in shape.  Expression bright and intelligent.  

    EARS - 
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.  

    MOUTH - 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.  

    NECK - Clean and muscular, without throatiness, of fair 
length and gradually widening to shoulders.  

    FOREQUARTERS - 
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.  

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

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

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

    TAIL - 
Preferably docked.  Set on rather high and carried 
gaily, but not over back, nor curled.  Of good strength.  

    GAIT/MOVEMENT - 
Fore and hind legs 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 - 
Straight, flat, smooth, hard, dense and abundant.  
Belly and underside of thighs not bare. 

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

    SIZE -  
Weight: Dogs 7.3-8.2 kg (16-18 lbs)  
     	Bitches 6.8-7.7 kg (15-17 lbs).  

    FAULTS - 
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.  

    NOTE - Male animals should have two apparently normal 
testicles fully descended into the scrotum. 

		Terrier Group     A.N.K.C.     January 1998 





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