CAIRN TERRIER JUDGES 2021

JUDGES ROLL OF HONOUR 2021

Mrs M Arnott

Mrs J E Harding

Mrs J Oldale

Mrs A Smith

Mrs P Bambridge

Miss J Hudson

Mr J Pollock

Mrs F Somerfield

Mrs S Berrecloth

Mr J Jeffrey

Mrs J Price

Mrs M Towers

Mr J Bunting

Mrs M Jennings

Miss M Purvis

Mrs A Wall

Mrs A Creane

Mrs M Middlehurst

Mr J T P Roberts

Mrs G Ward

 

CAIRN TERRIER JUDGING LIST 2019

A1 LIST – BREED SPECIALISTS

NAME

 

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE & EMAIL

Mrs M Bennett

 

Oxfordshire

Tel:  01295 266557   Email:  maximal@hotmail.co.uk

Miss D Burnett

London

Tel:  0208 670 6565  Email: deirdreburnett@btinternet.com

Mr W Cammish

East Sussex

Tel:  01273 510016   Email:  camcairn@sky.com

Miss P Carlton-Smith

London

Tel:  0208 556 5910

Miss Y Catto

Midlothian

Tel:  0131 449 2790   Email: birsecairns@gmail.com

Mrs P Clarke

Nottinghamshire 

Tel:  07952426898  Email: clarkepat60@gmail.com

Miss S Confue

East Sussex

Tel:  0795 026 0683  Email: sharon.confue@gmail.com

Mr R H J Croyman

Lincolnshire

Tel:  01529 460074   Email:  croyanda@btinternet.com

Mrs J Curtis

Worcestershire

Tel:  01527 522914

Mr L Dean

Northern Ireland

Tel:  028 9445 3018   Email:  liammdean@gmail.com

Mrs S Dolan

Oxfordshire

Tel:  01235 751429   Email:  glenrood@btinternet.com

Mrs J Fairweather

Bicester

Tel:  01869 322996   Email:  ockcairns@yahoo.com

Mr A Felters

 

Doncaster

Tel:  01427 848647   Email:  afrar_cairns@btinternet.com 

Dr A Firth

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 472177   Email: linda.firth@sky.com

Mr A Firth

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 472177   Email: linda.firth@sky.com

Mrs L Firth

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 472177   Email: linda.firth@sky.com

Mrs F Goldfinch

Kent

Tel:  01304 851818   Email:  goldfinch74@btinternet.com

Mr R Goud

The Netherlands

Tel:  31 320 243013   Email:  goud@beanoak.com

Ms H Greenhalgh

Leicestershire

Tel:  01530 810347

Mrs C Hewitt

 

Kent

Tel:  01689 828788   Email:  littleacorncairns@hotmail.com

Mrs M Hogarty

Dublin

Tel:  00 3531 843 1937   Email:  marie@cadagio.com

Mrs L Hughes

Derbyshire

Tel:  01332 700683   Email:  gyncairn@sky.com

Mrs S Huolman (Stenroos)

Finland

Tel: +358 404835592   Email:  huolmansassa@gmail.com

Miss D Inett

Worcester

Tel:  07866 574901   Email:  dawn@carradinecairns.co.uk

Mrs J Keeves

Northamptonshire

Tel:  01327 261573

Mr I M Kettle

Dorset

Tel:  01202 826035 glenbraecairns@hotmail.co.uk

Mrs S Kinton

Reading

Tel:  01189 883358   Email:  skinton@btinternet.com

Mrs A Kippen

Hampshire

Tel:  02392 465792   Email: chezakucairns@gmail.com

Mrs S Latto

Peterhead

Tel:  01358 711265   Email:  sally.latto@btinternet.com

Mr B Mears

Derbyshire

Tel:  01283 563978  Email:  brianmears29@gmail.com

Mr R Munday

Clackmannanshire

Tel:  01259 210440   Email:  stradivarius@sky.com

Mrs N Newton

East Yorkshire

Tel:  01430 431625   Email:  normarnewton24@gmail.com

Mr A Osborn

Hampshire

Tel:  01252 621523   Email:   anthony@tweslam.plus.com 

Mr P Owen

Worcestershire

Tel:  01562 744874   Email:  caldwall@virginmedia.com

Miss A R Parker-Tucker

Devon

Tel:  01392 860804  Email:  Ruth.mordue@btinternet.com


Mr G Peers

Gloucestershire

Tel:  01453 810097   Email:  tweedislecairns@btconnect.com

Ms L Peers

 

Gloucestershire

Tel:  01452 740909   Email:  tweedisle@btinternet.com

Mrs J Percy

Northumberland

Tel:  01670 823015   Email:  winetta@btinternet.com

Mr C Petts

South Yorkshire

Tel:  01226 212800   Email:  julesdelph63@yahoo.co.uk

Mrs J Petts

South Yorkshire

Tel:  01226 212800   Email:  jules_doonrae@outlook.com

Mrs C Roberts

Staffordshire

Tel:  01283 712498   Email:  chrismroberts1@gmail.com

Mr R A Rumens

Doncaster

Tel:  01427 848647   Email:  afrar_cairns@btinternet.com

Mrs L Saich

Suffolk

Tel:  01638 721880   Email: linda.saich@yahoo.co.uk

Ms B Shannon

West Yorkshire

Tel:  01484 425494   Email:  bdcairns@brenndarcy.co.uk

Mr I L B Shaw

Lanarkshire

Tel:  01698 887100   Email:  shawsies@btinternet.com

Mrs M Shopland

Huntingdon

Tel:  01487 840037   Email:  cherrycrackcairns@hotmail.co.uk

Mrs E Short

Bridgenorth

Tel:  01746 862323   Email:  elaine@glenchess.co.uk

Mrs J Smith

Ayrshire

Tel:  01563 821875   Email:  rocasovale@sky.com

Mr K Sparrowhawk

Northampton

Tel:  01604 762625

Mr A Stephinson

Newark

Tel:  01636 892110   Email:  twohoots.stephinson@tesco.net

Mr G Thomas

Swansea

Tel:  01792 898825   Email:  tycadnocairns@gmail.com

Mr J Watson

Sheffield

Tel:  01246 433990   Email:  jacfieldron@aol.com

Mrs S V Watson

Sheffield

Tel:  01246 433990   Email:  jacfieldron@aol.com

Mrs A Waugh

Oxfordshire

Tel:  01235 831270   Email:  tribannon@gmail.com

Mrs S J Weinberger

 

Hemel Hempstead

Tel: 01442 832990

Mr D Winsley

Hampshire

Tel:  01425 479013   Email:  davmar@tinyworld.co.uk

 

 

A1 – NON-SPECIALISTS

NAME

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

Mr P Bakewell

Derbyshire

Tel:  01283 814876

Mr K Bartlett

Essex

Tel:  01376 344760  Email:  ken.bartlett44@gmail.com

Mrs C E Cartledge

Berkshire

Tel:  01344 424144

Mr G Flyckt-Pedersen

Oxfordshire

Tel:  01491 575614

Mrs S Goodwin

 

Derbyshire

Tel:  07788 557806 spitewinterslg@outlook.com

Ms M Hawkes

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 812856   Email:  maudhawkes@onetel.com

Mr P Horspool

Derbyshire

Tel:  01283 221919   Email:  phillip.horspool@virgin.net

Mr W R Irving

Oxfordshire

Tel:  01295 811301   Email:  dandyhow@ksut.fsnet.co.uk

Mr T Johnston

Selkirkshire

Tel:  01578 760233   Email:  tomstjohn17@yahoo.com

Mrs M Johnston

Northern Ireland

Tel:  028 8284 1618   Email:  glenveaghwesties@aol.com

Mr F Kane

 

Cleveland 

Tel:  01642 485895   Email:  frank.kane71@btinternet.com

Mrs E Longdin

Doncaster

Tel:  01302 742254   Email:  lizlongdin@hotmail.com

Mr M Phillips

Rugby

Tel:  01988 553394   Email:  jaevaterriers@aol.com  

Mr S Plane

Co Durham

Tel:  0191 581 2200

Mr A Small

 

Staffordshire 

Tel:  01922 410045 alansmall.bethane@talktalk.net

Mr A Wight

Midlothian

Tel:  0131 449 3808   Email:  albert@sharval.co.uk

 

A3 LIST – BREED SPECIALISTS

NAME

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

Mrs S Fortune

Midlothian

Tel:  0131 663 6924   Email:  sheona.fortune@talk21.com

Miss H Miller

Edinburgh

Tel:  0131 449 4470   Email:  helenmiller5@me.com

Miss K O’Herlihy

Dublin

Tel:  003531 497 8624

 

A3 LIST – NON-SPECIALISTS

NAME

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

Mrs H Bakewell

Derbyshire

Tel:  01283 814876   Email:  helenbakewell@tiscali.co.uk

Mr M Walshaw

 

Cleveland Tel: 01287 652860 Mob: 07780 950843 Email:   mwalshaw.janmark@gmail.com

 

B LIST – BREED SPECIALISTS

NAME

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

Mr P Brown

Buckinghamshire

Tel:  01296 428873   Email: bencana@btinternet.com

Mrs V Byrne

 

Warwickshire

Tel: 01926 678412 Email: ness@toptails.co.uk

Mrs S Carter

Email: sylvia@carernwil-online.co.uk

Mr S Carter

Email: stevecarter1606@gmail.com

Mrs V Castrey

 Hampshire

Tel:  023 8077 4008   Email: v.castrey@btinternet.com

Mr P Coffell

Northamptonshire

Tel:  01327 563629 Email:  julieanpaul@aol.com

Mrs A Davey

Clackmannan.

Tel:  07863 248014   Email:  amandadavey61@gmail.com

Mrs S Drew

 

Essex

Tel: 01376 348769 Email: paulmillsue@aol.com

Mrs M Forbes

Co Armagh

Tel:  028 3885 2031

Mr G Leighton

Oxfordshire

Tel:  07983 623894   Email  gerryleighton@hotmail.com

Mrs D McIntyre

Berkshire

Tel:  01753 543865 Email: damcintyre@hotmail.com

Mrs D Purvis

Cambridgeshire

Tel:  01733 322682   Email:  daffandandy@ntlworld.com

Miss A Saich

Bury St Edmunds

Tel: 01638 721880  Email:  alisonsaich@yahoo.co.uk

Miss K Saich

Bury St Edmunds

Tel: 0794 1061168  Email: lindcoly@yahoo.co.uk

Mrs C Soper

Bedfordshire

Tel:  01525 280178 Email: christinesoper@btinternet.com

Mrs A Waites

 

Derbyshire

Tel: 07850 199413

Mrs A Weaver

Gloucestershire

Tel:  01285 654782   Email:  anne.weaver@virgin.net

Mrs E Theodorsson

Sweden

Tel:  0046 503 31317   Email:  hjohoos@telia.com

Mrs G Wright

North Yorkshire

Tel: 01904 635095  Email: gwynne.wright@me.com

 

B LIST – NON-SPECIALISTS

NAME          

ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

Mr J Ashe

West Midlands

Tel: 0121 355 4562  

Mr B Aubrey

Bridgend

Tel:  07868 117 374  Email: brianaubrey123@outlook.com

Mrs M Barrass

West Lothian

Tel:  0131 331 2904   Email:  gallondean.skye@btopenworld.com

Mr J B Baxter

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 621052

Mr R Blackley

Liverpool

Tel:  0151 226 3801  Email: vaevictisterrier@hotmail.com

Dr A Bryden

Preston

Tel: 01772 715807  Email:   archie.bryden@yahoo.co.uk

Mr A Calladine

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 644860

Mr K Carter

Derbyshire

Tel:07933 163318

Miss Vanessa Cox

Warwickshire

Tel: 01584 319156 Email:  vanessa.petitpaws@tinyworld.co.uk

Mr R Cruden

West Yorkshire

Tel: 01924 781174 Email: shamsky@virginmedia.com

Mr P Eardley

London

Tel:  020 7588 5440   Email:  paul.eardley@debenhams.com

Mrs J Eyeington

Cambridgeshire
Tel : 01354 693358  Email: jane@meadowdale.co.uk

Mr F Gadd

Redditch

Tel:  01527 545284

Mr M Gray

London

Tel:  0171 585 0914

Mr J Griffin

Worcestershire

Tel:  01299 821330   Email:  johngriffin220@btinternet.com

Dr S Hemstock

Nottinghamshire

Tel:  01623 753084  Email:  sarah.hemstock@ntlworld.com

Mrs J Johnson

 

Bedfordshire

Tel: 01234 772542 Email: joanne.johnson17@btinternet.com

Ms A Jones

Derbyshire

Tel: 01246 822973

Mr I Layfield

Chesterfield

Tel: 01246 229933 Email: dockwray@gmail.com

Mr J McGhie

Hamilton

Email:  jamesmcghie26@yahoo.co.uk

Mr H Newton

West Yorkshire

Tel:  01924 279251

Mr H O’Donoghue

St Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co Louth, Republic of Ireland

Mr M Ord

Northumberland

Tel:  01434 689072 Email: mark_ord@sky.com

Mr M Oxley

 Sheffield

 Tel: 0114 2303949 Email: digelsa@outlook.com

Mr D Pearson

Middlesbrough

Tel: 01642 814288 Email: darrenpearson@live.co.uk

Mr C Richardson

 

Bridgend

Tel:  07799 262614

Ms P Sands

Norfolk

Tel:  01263 821416  Email:  krakenexis@computer-assist.net

Mrs F Snook

 

Bristol.

Tel: 01275332652 Email: james_glyn@btconnect.com

Mr N Straw

 

Devon

Tel:  01803 540232   Email:  neilstraw@hotmail.co.uk

Mr G Tullis

Midlothian

Tel: 0131 449 6600 Email: drumsheugh@hotmail.co.uk

Mr M Vickers

Lancashire

Tel:  01282 428706  Email:  eskwyre@btinternet.com

Mr T West

West Yorkshire

Tel: 01977 279962  Email: Thomas@tomlyndon.co.uk

 

CRITERIA FOR PLACEMENT OF JUDGES ON CAIRN TERRIER JUDGING LISTS

 

Introduction

        The judging lists of The Joint Cairn Terrier Clubs are compiled each year by the UK Joint Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party.

        This group has been formed consisting of representatives from all the 6 UK Breed Clubs.  All members of the group are breed judges who are qualified to championship level.  They meet every year to carry out their role of placing aspirant judges on the appropriate list and also to consider if the criteria needed to obtain a place on the list are still correct and fair.

        In order to appear on the Joint CTC Judges List, the aspirants must submit their CV, giving all relevant experience, to the Secretary of the group.  

        Achievement of the criteria below will not mean automatic selection to a list and all judges must have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party. The criteria below represent the minimum level of experience required for the UK JCTC Working Party to consider a person's name for inclusion on the Judges List.  All persons whose names are put before the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party, and who meet the criteria, are considered on their merits and the group reserve the right to accept or reject the name of any person for inclusion in the Judges Lists.

        All judges will undertake to write show critiques as required by the Kennel Club Judge’s contract and customarily requested by the dog press.

        Before undertaking any judging appointment judges should familiarise themselves with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice for Judges.

        In respect of foreign judges - Any prospective judge from outside the jurisdiction of the Kennel Club must have judged at a level comparable to Kennel Club Championship Shows within the jurisdiction of their own governing body.

        For further information contact the Secretary - Frances Goldfinch, email; jointcairnterrierclub@btinternet.com

 

BREED SPECIALISTS

B List

Candidates must have:

a         5 years’ experience of owning and exhibiting Cairns.

b        judged the breed for a minimum of 4 years

c         judged approximately 20 classes and 50 Cairns at Breed Club Limited Shows, Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs.  Overseas judging appointments below CC level will not normally be taken into account

d        have one Cairn Terrier entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book

e         stewarded over a minimum of 2 days at Limit, Open or Championship show level

f          attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures

g          attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement and passed a “hands on” assessment on completion

h       attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an assessment on completion.  A maximum of five dogs from one seminar only may be included when counting the number of dogs judged.

 

A3 List

Candidates must have:

a         a minimum of 7 years’ experience of owning and exhibiting Cairns

b         a minimum of 7 years’ experience of judging Cairns and the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party

c         judged 30 classes and 70 Cairns, at Breed Club Limited Shows, Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs, with an adequate geographical spread.  Overseas judging appointments below CC level will not normally be taken into account

d         judged one breed club Open Show.  Judging at breed club supported entry shows and Championship Shows without CCs will be taken into account

e         stewarded at 12 shows

f          owned or bred 3 dogs when they gained their first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)

i         fulfilled all the criteria for the B List

In order to progress to the A2 list, judges will need to have a minimum of 3 assessments which should be carried out:

i          at a breed club Open Show or Breed Club Limited Show, where judges may have 2 assessments carried out at the same time by 2 different Championship Show judges from the official KC approved list

ii         at a general canine society Open Show, where judges may have 2 assessments carried out at the same time by 2 different Championship Show judges from the official KC approved list provided there is a minimum of 12 dogs present.  If, however, there are between 5 and 11 dogs present, it will count as one assessment.

iii        at a seminar or breed club assessment day.  Only one of the 3 required assessments may be carried out in this way.  There will need to be a minimum of 5 dogs used and the assessment will require to be organised as a class in the usual way.  The assessor will have to be from the official KC approved list

iv       at mock classes set up in accordance with the Kennel Club Training Board Code of Best Practice.  Details of requirements can be found in the note given at the end of these criteria.

 

Clubs should arrange for assessment to take place as the judge undertakes a club Open or Limited Show appointment, if the judge so wishes.

 

A2 List

For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list, and have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party.

 

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed, have completed their first appointment and have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party.

 

Achievement of the above criteria will not mean automatic selection to a list

 

NON SPECIALISTS

B List

Candidates must have:

a         a minimum of 5 years judging experience in any one Terrier breed, and the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party

b         judged approximately 20 classes in this breed at Breed Club Limited Shows, Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs (save in exceptional circumstances)

c         judged approximately 50 dogs in this breed.  Overseas judging appointments below CC level will not normally be taken into account

d        judged 50 other Terriers

e        one dog of a Terrier breed entered in the Kennel Club Stud book

f         stewarded over a minimum of 2 days at Limited, Open or Championship level

g        attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures

h        attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement and passed a “hands on” assessment on completion

i       attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an assessment on completion.  Or have attended and passed a KC Judges Development Programme. A maximum of five dogs from one seminar only may be included when counting the number of dogs judged.

 

 A3 List

Candidates must have:

a         a minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one Terrier breed (to include 5 years in this breed) and have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party

b         judged a Breed Club show, or to have judged the breed at three Championship shows without CC's with an adequate geographical spread.

c        attended 2 Breed Club shows, one of which should be a Championship Show

d         judged a minimum of 30 classes in this breed at Breed Club Limited Shows, Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs, with an adequate geographical spread

e         judged 70 dogs in this breed.  Overseas judging appointments below CC level will not normally be taken into account

f          awarded CCs in at least one other breed, preferably their own breed and ideally a terrier breed (save in exceptional circumstances) and to have done so on at least 3 occasions

g          owned or bred 3 dogs in any breed when they gained their first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)

h        fulfilled all the criteria for the B List

 

In order to progress to the A2 list, judges will need to have a minimum of 3 assessments which should be carried out:

i          at a breed club Open Show or breed club Limited Show, where judges may have 2 assessments carried out at the same time by 2 different Championship Show judges from the official KC approved list

ii         at a general canine society Open Show, where judges may have 2 assessments carried out at the same time by 2 different Championship Show judges from the official KC approved list provided there is a minimum of 12 dogs present.  If, however, there are between 5 and 11 dogs present, it will count as one assessment.

iii        at a seminar or breed club assessment day.  Only one of the 3 required assessments may be carried out in this way.  There will need to be a minimum of 5 dogs used and the assessment will require to be organised as a class in the usual way.  The assessor will have to be from the official KC approved list

iv       at mock classes set up in accordance with the Kennel Club Training Board Code of Best Practice.  Details of requirements can be found in the note given at the end of these criteria.

 

A2 List

For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list,and have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party.

 

 

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CCs, have completed their first appointment in this breed and have the support of the United Kingdom Cairn Terrier Clubs Working Party.

 

Achievement of the above criteria will not mean automatic selection to a list

 

Note re Item iv of A2 assessment procedure  -  Mock Classes

Aim

This procedure enables the assessment of judges prior to inclusion on an A2 list to take place in a situation other than a licensed show.  It is essential that this procedure reflects exactly all the other aspects of assessment that would occur at a licensed show.  The mock classes should be run exactly as they would be at a show.  The assessment will take into account:

 

     Ring Procedure

     Appreciation of Breed Type

 

Requirements

A minimum of 12 dogs, preferably including dogs with enough variation in age and quality to enable the formation of at least two classes.  It is helpful for some dogs to be in more than one class to see how the candidate copes with repeat entries.

     One steward

     Two assessors

     Ring laid out as it would be at a show

 

Procedure

This should in all ways follow standard show procedure.

The candidate will judge the dogs in exactly the same way as they would at a licensed show.  This will include placing five dogs in order and writing a critique on the first two.

 

Assessment

The assessors will report their findings the Kennel Club using the standard assessors’ form.

 

Revised 2020

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CAIRN TERRIER BREED STANDARD

General Appearance
Agile, alert, of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free in movement. Weather-resistant coat.

 

Characteristics
Should impress as being active, game and hardy.

 

Temperament
Fearless and gay disposition; assertive but not aggressive.

 

Head and Skull
Head small, but in proportion to body. Skull broad; a decided indentation between the eyes with a definite stop. Muzzle powerful, jaw strong but not long or heavy. Nose black. Head well furnished.

 

Eyes
Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk with shaggy eyebrows.

 

Ears
Small, pointed, well carried and erect, not too closely set nor heavily coated.

 

Mouth
Large teeth. Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

 

Neck
Well set on, not short.

 

Forequarters
Sloping shoulders, medium length of leg, good but not too heavy bone. Forelegs never out at elbow. Legs covered with harsh hair.

 

Body
Back level, medium length. Well sprung deep ribs; strong supple loin.

 

Hindquarters
Very strong muscular thighs. Good, but not excessive, bend of stifle. Hocks well let down inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.

Feet
Forefeet, larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin, narrow or spreading feet and long nails objectionable.

 

Tail
Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high nor low set, carried gaily but not turned down towards back.

 

Gait/Movement
Very free-flowing stride. Forelegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.

 

Coat
Very important. Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not coarse, outer coat; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats objectionable. Slight wave permissible.

 

Colour
Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.

 

Size
Approximately 28-31 cms (11-12 ins) at withers, but in proportion to weight – ideally 6-7.5 kgs (14-16 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.

 

Note
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Copyright The Kennel Club

Reproduced with their kind permission