Level: medium - high
Function: Large game Terrier
Outgoing and confident, friendly, courageous and intelligent.
Alert at all times, not aggressive but fearless.
Keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation
at any movement. Character denoted and shown by expression of eyes,
and by carriage of ears and erect tail.
for: Active people & families.
Dogs: approx. 58-61 cms (23-24 ins) from top of shoulder
Bitches approx. 56-59 cms (22-23 ins) from top of shoulder
Body-saddle black or grizzle as is top of the neck and top surface
of tail. All other parts tan. Ears often a darker tan, and shading
may occur round neck and side of skull. A few white hairs between
Hard, dense and wiry, not so long as to appear ragged. Lying
straight and close, covering body and legs; outer coat hard, wiry
and stiff, undercoat shorter and softer. Hardest coats are crinkling
or just slightly waved; curly or soft coat highly undesirable.
Appearance: Largest of the terriers, a muscular, active,
fairly cobby dog, without suspicion of legginess or undue length