A Working Terrier Standard
should be strong, and encased in the
skull should be a brain capable of
showing intelligence and a fair
amount of obedience and respect with
should be strong and muscular,
joining the head to the body.
should be big enough to hold the
heart of a lion, but small enough to
enable its owner to follow the quarry
into extremely tight corners.
should be long, or short, according
to the work envisaged by the terrain
of the area where he is to be
employed. The legs should be powerful
enough to carry the owner through a
four, one at the end of each
leg, with extremely tough pads.
whether rough or smooth, white or
colored, should be dense and tight,
to keep its wearer warm and
facilitate cleaning without holding
too much earth and water.
strong and supple.
for preference, a working terrier
should have a tail.
of great assistance above ground.
should be able to detect and evaluate
any slight scent.
TEETH: should be as large and as strong as possible, firmly secured in a muscular jaw, capable of biting powerfully and holding a firm grip.