That of a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat
is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to
the end of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight
down each side of body. The body is neat, compact and well
proportioned. The dog's high head carriage and confident
manner should give the appearance of vigor and self-importance.
Small and rather flat on top, the skull not too prominent
or round, the muzzle not too long, with the bite neither
undershot nor overshot and teeth sound. Either scissors
bite or level bite is acceptable. The nose is black. Eyes
are medium in size and not too prominent; dark in color
and sparkling with a sharp, intelligent expression. Eye
rims are dark. Ears are small, V-shaped, carried erect and
set not too far apart.
Well proportioned and very compact. The back is rather short,
the back line level, with height at shoulder the same as
at the rump.
Forelegs should be straight, elbows neither in nor out.
Hind legs straight when viewed from behind, but stifles
are moderately bent when viewed from the sides. Feet are
round with black toenails. Dewclaws, if any, are generally
removed from the hind legs. Dewclaws on the forelegs may
Docked to a medium length and carried slightly higher than
the level of the back.
Quality, texture and quantity of coat are of prime importance.
Hair is glossy, fine and silky in texture. Coat on the body
is moderately long and perfectly straight (not wavy). It
may be trimmed to floor length to give ease of movement
and a neater appearance, if desired. The fall on the head
is long, tied with one bow in center of head or parted in
the middle and tied with two bows. Hair on muzzle is very
long. Hair should be trimmed short on tips of ears and may
be trimmed on feet to give them a neat appearance.
Puppies are born black and tan and are normally darker in
body color, showing an intermingling of black hair in the
tan until they are matured. Color of hair on body and richness
of tan on head and legs are of prime importance in adult
dogs, to which the following color requirements apply: BLUE:
Is a dark steel-blue, not a silver-blue and not mingled
with fawn, bronzy or black hairs. TAN: All tan hair is darker
at the roots than in the middle, shading to still lighter
tan at the tips. There should be no sooty or black hair
intermingled with any of the tan.
The blue extends over the body from back of neck to root
of tail. Hair on tail is a darker blue, especially at end
A rich golden tan, deeper in color at sides of head, at
ear roots and on the muzzle, with ears a deep rich tan.
Tan color should not extend down on back of neck.
A bright, rich tan, not extending above the elbow on the
forelegs nor above the stifle on the hind legs.
Must not exceed seven pounds.
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