GENERAL APPEARANCEThat of an elegant longhaired toy terrier with the hair parting down the middle and hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the dog. Although the outline of the dog gives the appearance of a square, the body length can be slightly longer than the over-all height. The tail is curved with a long flowing plume.
CHARACTERISTICSUncomplicated toy terrier with a lighthearted attitude and a happy temperament. Stable and sociable with humans and with other dogs; it adapts perfectly to all ways of life and makes a loyal companion.
HEAD AND SKULLRather small and flat, with a moderate stop. Not too prominent or round in skull. Muzzle not too long in proportion to the skull. Nose black.
EYESMedium, dark and placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.
EARSMedium, V-shaped, upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair. Tips should be shaved.
MOUTHLevel or scissor bite. Teeth well placed with even jaws.
BODYFine to medium boned with a good level top line. Height at the shoulders is the same as the height at the rump. Length of the body can be slightly longer than the height of the dog. The chest comes to the elbows with a good width. The rib cage is moderately sprung with the underline slightly tucked up and a short but strong loin.
FOREQUARTERSWell laid shoulders, legs absolutely straight and covered with hair.
HINDQUARTERSStraight when viewed from behind and stifles are slightly bent when viewed from the side.
FEETRound. Nails black or white.
TAILThe tail is curved over the body and covered with a long flowing plume.
MOVEMENTSound movement, retaining level topline.
COATLong and flowing with a soft silky texture. Perfectly straight without an undercoat, not woolly or wavy.
COLORWhite-dark steelblue-gold or White-black-gold.
Head : White-dark steelblue-gold or white-black-gold. Colored symmetrically.
Topcoat : Dark steelblue or black, broken up with white. Or entirely dark steelblue/black with white throat. No gold (tan) present in topcoat. legs, belly and chest completely white. Tip of tail should be white.
SIZEUp to 3.6kg.
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 on health & welfare of the dog.
NOTEMale animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.