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Fox Terrier (Wire)
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Fox Terrier (Smooth)
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Origin
General Appearance
Behaviour and Temperament
Head
Neck
Body
Tail
Limbs
Gait/Movement
Coat
Size and Weight
Faults
N.B.
Origin
General Appearance
Behaviour and Temperament
Head
Neck
Body
Tail
Limbs
Gait/Movement
Coat
Weight
Faults
N.B.

Fox Terrier (Wire)

FCI-Standard Nr. 169 / 28.11.2003 / GB

Origin

Great Britain

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General Appearance

Active and lively, bone and strength in small compass, never cloddy or coarse. Conformation to show perfect balance ; in particular this applies to the relative proportions of skull and foreface, and similarly height at withers and length of body from shoulder point to buttocks appear approximately equal. Standing like a short-backed hunter covering a lot of ground.

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Behaviour/Temperament

Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on tiptoe of expectation at slightest provocation. Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.

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Head

Cranial Region/Skull:
Topline of skull almost flat, sloping slightly and gradually decreasing in width towards eyes.
Stop:
Slight.
Facial Region/Nose:
Black.
Muzzle:
Little difference in length between skull and foreface. If foreface is noticeably shorter head looks weak and unfinished. Foreface gradually tapering from eye to muzzle and dipping slightly at its juncture with forehead but not dished or falling away quickly below eyes where it should be full and well made up. Full and rounded contour of cheeks undesirable.
Jaws/Teeth:
Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Excessive bony or muscular development of jaws undesirable and unsightly.
Eyes:
Dark, full of fire and intelligence, moderately small, not prominent. As near circular in shape as possible. Not too far apart nor too high in skull nor too near ears. Light eyes highly undesirable.
Ears:
Small, V-shaped, of moderate thickness, flaps neatly folded over and dropping forward close the cheeks. Top line of folded ears well above level of skull. Prick, tulip or rose ears highly undesirable.
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Neck

Clean, muscular, of fair length, free from throatiness, broadening to shoulders, presenting a graceful curve when viewed from side.

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Body

Back:
Short, level and strong without slackness.
Loin:
Muscular, slightly arched. Very short coupled.
Chest:
Brisket deep ; front ribs moderately arched ; rear ribs deep, well sprung.
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Tail

Customarily docked.
Docked: Set high. Carried erect, not over back nor curled. Of good strength and fair length.
Docked: Set high. Carried erect, not over back nor curled. Of good strength and fair length to maintain a balanced appearance.

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Limbs

Forequarters:
Seen from front, shoulders slope steeply down from junction with neck towards points which should be fine ; viewed from side, long and well laid back and sloping obliquely backwards. Withers always clean cut. Chest deep, not broad. Viewed from any direction, legs straight, bone strong right down to feet. Elbows perpendicular to body, working free of sides, carried straight when moving.
Hindquarters:
Strong, muscular and free from droop or crouch. Combination of short second thigh and straight stifle highly undesirable.
Tighs:
Long and powerful.
Stifles:
Well bent, turning neither in nor out.
Hocks:
Well let down.
Metatarsus:
Upright and parallel when viewed from rear.
Feet:
Round, compact with small, tough and well cushioned pads, toes moderately arched. Turning neither in nor out.
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Gait/Movement

Fore- and hindlegs move straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides. Stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.

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Coat

Hair:
Dense, very wiry texture, 2 cm (3/4 in) on shoulder to 4 cm (1 ins) on withers, back, ribs and quarters with undercoat of short, softer hair. Back and quarters harsher than sides. Hair on jaws crisp and of sufficient length to impart appearance of strength to foreface. Leg hair dense and crisp.
Colour:
White predominates with black, black and tan or tan markings. Brindle, red, liver or slate-blue markings undesirable.
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Size and Weight

Height at the withers not exceeding 39 cm (15 ins) in dogs, bitches slightly less. Ideal weight in show condition 8,25 kg (18 lbs) for dogs, bitches slightly less.

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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.

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N.B.

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

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Fox Terrier (Smooth)

FCI-Standard No. 12 / 28.11.2003 / GB

Origin

Great Britain

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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.

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Behaviour and Temperament

Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on tiptoe of expectation. Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.

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Head

Cranial Region/Skull:
Flat, moderately narrow. Gradually decreasing in width to eyes.
Stop:
Little apparent.
Facial Region/Nose:
Black.
Muzzle:
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 a straight line like a wedge.
Jaw/Teeth:
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.
Cheeks:
Never full.
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.
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Neck

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

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Body

Back:
Short, level and strong without slackness.
Loin:
Powerful, very slightly arched.
Chest:
Deep, not broad.
Ribs:
Foreribs moderately sprung, back ribs deep.
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Tail

Customarily docked.
Docked: Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back or curled. Of good strength.
Undocked: Set on rather high and carried gaily but not over back or curled. As straight as possible. Tail of moderate length to give balance to the dog.

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Limbs

Forequarters:
From any angle they must be straight showing little or no appearance of an ankle in front. They should be strong in bone throughout.
Shoulders:
Long and sloping, well laid back, fine at points, cleanly cut at withers.
Hindquarters:
Strong and muscular, quite free from droop or crouch.
Tighs:
Long and powerful.
Stifle:
Good turn of stifle.
Hocks:
Well let down.
Feet:
Small, round and compact. Pads hard and tough, toes moderately arched and turning neither in nor out.
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Gait / Movement

Fore- and hindlegs 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.

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Coat

Hair:
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.
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Weight

Dogs:
7,3 - 8,2 kg (16-18 lbs)
Bitches:
6,8 - 7,7 kg (15-17 lbs).
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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.

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N.B.

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

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