(Scottland Terrier)FCI-Standard N° 73 / 02.02.1998 / GB
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID
STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
UTILIZATION : Terrier.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 3 Terriers.
Section 2 Small-sized Terriers.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Thick-set, of suitable size to go to
ground, short-legged, alert in carriage and suggestive of
great power and activity in small compass. Head gives impresssion
of being long for size of dog. Very agile and active in spite of short legs.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : Loyal and faithful.
Dignified, indépendent and reserved, but courageous and highly
intelligent. Bold, but never aggressive.
HEAD : Long without being out of proportion to size of dog.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Length of skull enabling it to be fairly wide and yet retain
narrow appearance, nearly flat.
Stop : Slight but distinct between skull and foreface just in front of
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Large and, in profile, line from nose towards chin appears to
Muzzle : Foreface strongly constructed and deep throughout. Skull
and foreface of equal length.
Jaws/Teeth : Teeth large with perfect and regular scissor bite, i. e.
upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the
Cheeks : Cheek bones not protruding.
Eyes : Almond-shaped, dark brown, fairly wide apart, set deeply
under eyebrows with keen, intelligent expression.
Ears : Neat, fine texture, pointed, erect and set on top of skull but not too close together. Large, wide-based ears
NECK : Muscular and of moderate length.
BODY : Topline of body straight and level.
Back : Proportionately short and very muscular.
Loin : Muscular and deep.
Chest : Well rounded ribs flattening to deep chest and carried well back. Powerful coupling ribs to hindquarters.
TAIL : Moderate length giving general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards tip. Set on with upright carriage or slight bend.
FOREQUARTERS : Head carried on muscular neck of moderate
length showing quality, set into sloping shoulders. Chest
fairly broad and hung between forelegs. Brisket well in front of straight, well boned forelegs.
Elbows : Must not be out nor placed under body.
Pastern : Straight.
HINDQUARTERS : Remarkably powerful for size of dog. Big, wide
Thigh : Deep.
Stifle : Well bent.
Hocks : Short, strong, turning neither in nor out.
FEET : Good size, well padded, toes well arched and close-
knit, forefeet slightly larger than hindfeet.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Smooth and free, straight both back and
front with drive from behind and level gait throughout.
HAIR : Close-lying, double coat ; undercoat short, dense and soft ;
outer coat harsh, dense and wiry, together making a weather-
COLOUR : Black, wheaten or brindle of any shade.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at withers 25,4-28 cm ( 10-11 ins) ; weight 8,6-10,4 kg ( 19-23 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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.