(AKC Terrier Group)
Weight: 55 to 70 pounds (male); 40 to 55 pounds (female).
Availability: May take some effort to find.
the impression of great strength for his size; a well put together dog,
muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He
should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. His courage is
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : broad.
Stop : Distinct.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Definitely black.
Muzzle : Medium length, rounded on upper side to fall away abruptly
below the eyes.
Lips : Close and even ; no looseness.
Jaws/Teeth : Well defined. Under jaw strong and to have biting
power. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front.
Cheeks : Very pronounced cheek muscles.
Eyes : Dark, round, low down in skull, set far apart. No pink eyelids.
Ears : Set high. Cropped or uncropped, the latter preferred.
Uncropped ears should be short and held rose or half prick. Full drop
to be penalized.
NECK : Heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to back of
skull. No looseness of skin. Medium length.
Topline : Back fairly short. Slight sloping from withers to rump with
gentle short slope at rump to base of tail.
Loins : Slightly tucked.
Chest : Deep and broad. Well sprung ribs; close together, deep in rear.
TAIL : Short in comparison to size, low set, tapering to fine point; not
curled or carried over back. Not docked.
FOREQUARTERS : Front legs straight, with large bones. Set rather
wide apart to permit chest development.
Shoulders : Strong and muscular, with blades wide and sloping.
Pastern : Upright.
HINDQUARTERS : Well muscled.
Hocks : Let down, turning neither in nor out.
FEET : Of moderate size, well arched and compact.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Springy but without roll or pace.
HAIR : Short, close, stiff to the touch, glossy.
COLOR : Any color, solid, particolour, or patched is permissible;
but more than 80% white, black and tan, and liver not to be
SIZE : Height and weight should be in proportion. A height of about
eighteen to nineteen inches (46 – 48 cm) at the shoulder for the male
and seventeen to eighteen inches (43 – 46 cm) for the female to be