Foxtrier breed, Standard and characteristics of smooth-haired and coarse-haired fox terrier
Let's see what the standard says about the breed of smooth-haired fox terriers. The outward appearance of an attentive dog, constantly on watch.
The head is a flat, slightly narrowed skull.
It narrows gradually to the eyes. The transition between the nose and forehead should be noticeable. The head is quite large, in proportion to the size, should be elongated and strong, but not seem heavy.
The eyes are dark, small, deeply planted, as round as possible. The look is lively and intelligent.
The ears are small in the shape of the letter V, they fall forward,Next to the cheeks and never hang on either side of the head. Nose black with wide open nostrils. The teeth are even, in full set, quite large for the size of the dog. Bite by the type of scissors.
The neck is dry and muscular, without a podgrudka,Gradually expanding to the shoulders. Its length is approximately the same as the length of the head. The shoulders are long and sloping. Forearms seem vertical. The forelimbs with strong bones must be straight. If viewed from the front, then there should not be any slight angularity.
The body is deep, but not wide chest, back is short, straight and strong. The vigorous waist is slightly arched.
Hind legs strong and muscular, with long and strong thighs, well curved elbows and low hocks.
Paws are small, round and compact, with slightly curved fingers and stiff and elastic pads.
The tail is usually docked. But at the same time, it is left long enough to give a great elegance to the figure of the dog. The base of the tail is high. The dog carries it up, not bending to the back and not rounding it. The coat is straight, smooth and dense. The inner side of the thighs and stomach should not be bald.
The color can be completely white, white with black or red spots. But in any case white color Dominates. Dimensions are expressed only by weight. Male dogs from 7 to 8 kg. Females 6800 - 7700 kg. Weight corresponds to the height at the withers. For males, ideally 41 cm. For bitches 38 cm.
(Basically only wool breed these dogs). The standard of the coarse fox terrier speaks of a living dog, in whose small body a large force is closed. The most important proportions:
The length of the body from the upper point of the shoulder to the buttock is equal to the height at the withers.
The length of the skull should be approximately equal to the length of the muzzle. The upper line of the skull is almost flat, the muzzle slightly narrows from the eyes to the nose and softens at the junction with the skull.
Eyes dark, moderately small. As round as possible. The ears are small in the shape of the letter V, they fall forward next to the cheeks.
Back is short, straight and strong. The limbs are straight with strong bones.
The tail is planted high, usually docked. The dog carries it up.
The coat is very tight to the touch, white dominates. But there are black and red spots.
Height at the withers - males - does not exceed 39 cm. With uki - mute below.