Black and Tan Terrier Club of England
“Head – Long, flat and narrow, level and
wedge-shaped, without showing cheek muscles, well filled up under the
eyes, with tapering tightly lipped jaws and level teeth.
“Eyes – Very small, sparkling and dark, set fairly
close together and oblong in shape.
“Nose – black.
“Ears – Cropped and standing perfectly erect, if
uncropped, small and v-shaped, hanging close to the head above the eyes.
“Neck and shoulder – The neck should be fairly
long, and tapering from the shoulders to the head, with sloping
shoulders, the neck being free from throatiness and slightly arched at
“Chest – Narrow but deep.
“Body – Moderately short and curving upwards t the
loin, ribs well-sprung; back slightly arched at the loin and falling
again at the joining of the tail to the same height as the shoulder.
“Legs – Must be quite straight, set on well under
the dog and of fair length.
“Feet – More included to be cat than hare-footed.
“Tail – Moderate length and set on where the arch
of the back ends, thick where it joins the body, tapering to a point,
and not carried higher than the back.
“Coat – Close, smooth, short and glossy.
“Colour – Jet black and rich mahogany tan,
distributed over the body as follows: On the head the muzzle is tanned
to the nose, which with the nasal bone is jet black; there is also a
bright spot on each cheek and above each eye, the under jaw and throat
are tanned, and the hair inside the ear is of the same colour.
The forelegs tanned up to the knee with black lines (pencil
marks) up each toe and a black mark (thumb mark) above the foot.
Inside the hind legs tanned, but divided with black at the hock
joint and under the tail also tanned and so is the vent, but only
sufficiently to be easily covered by the tail; also slightly tanned on
each side of the chest. Tan
outside of the hind legs, commonly called breeching, a serious defect.
In all cases, the black should not run into the tan, or vice
versa, but the division between the two colours should be well defined.
“General Appearance – A terrier, calculated to take
his own part in the rat pit, and not of the whippet type.
“Weight – Not exceeding 7 lb; not exceeding 16 lb,
not exceeding 20 lb.
Scale of Points
Colour and Markings
General Appearance (including terrier quality)