Level: Moderate - High
Function: vermin hunting, fox bolting
Friendly, forthcoming and fearless.
Alert, quick of movement, keen of expression, on tiptoe
for: Active people & families.
Smooth: Dogs 7.3-8.2 kg (16-18 lbs)
Bitches 6.8-7.7 kg (15-17 lbs).
Wire: Dogs in show condition 8.25 kg (18 lbs); Bitches
not exceeding 39 cms (15½ ins)
Bitches slightly less
Smooth& Wire:White should predominate,
all white, white with tan, black and tan or black markings. Brindle,
red or liver markings highly undesirable.
flat, smooth, hard, dense and abundant. Belly and underside of thighs
Wire: Dense, very
wiry texture, & 3/4; in on shoulder to 1 & 1/2; in on withers, back,
ribs and quarters with undercoat of short, softer hair. Back and
quarters harsher than sides. Hair on jaws crisp and of sufficient
length to impart appearance of strength to foreface. Leg hair dense
Appearance: Small size balanced body. Narrow head with
dark eyes. Ears are V shaped & erect with the tips folding down.
Tail carried erect.