Wzorzec wpisany do rejestru FCI pod liczbą 43a (26. III. 1964 r. w oparciu o znowelizowany wzorzec angielskiego klubu bassenji 1939 r.)

Psy te pierwotnie sprowadzano z Afryki do Anglii i tam tylko rozpowszechniano. W ostatnich latach zyskują coraz więcej zwolenników na kontynencie i w USA, jako przyjemne psy pokojowe odznaczające się czystością i nie hałaśliwe. Praktycznie nie szczekają, a wydają jedynie cichy jazgot przy nadejściu obcych. Bassenji spotykany jest w 2 typach; first, the so-called. lowland type (flat) or ,,z brusu”, approx. 40 cm, usually light tan with a large white plastron on the chest, which extends up to the wide collar, and with quite far overlapping white stockings; the second type. the so-called. forest, less, darker, almost chestnut, highly pigmented and with less extensive white markings. In puppies the skin is very loose and forms numerous folds on the back. This trait often remains even in adult specimens. On the forehead and skull cap, these folds remain and become visible, when the dog pays attention to something; in this case, the ears move closer together and the skin on the forehead wrinkles; in peace, the ears diverge, the skin smoothes and wrinkles disappear.

General impression. Springy dog, with a lively temper, well balanced. Bassenji does not bark.

Head. The average length, not too thick and clearly sculpted, tapering at eye level, carried high. Flat skull cover. Muzzle tapering from eyes to nose, shorter than the cerebral part. Teeth closely overlapping each other. When the ears are on, wrinkles form on the back of the head, giving the dog a surprised expression, a bit playful, which is a characteristic of this breed. These wrinkles should not be too developed, in order not to give the dog the appearance of a St.. Hubert (bloodhounda), which would change the nature of the head. Black nose most in demand, but a translucent pink nose does not lower the dog's assessment of otherwise excellent. Sharply pointed ears, worn straight, delicate, the ear openings always point to the front. Dark hazel eyes, but yellow eyes are common, and even light blue; almond shape, small, deeply seated, with a penetrating gaze.

Neck. Pretty long, well seated in the shoulder blades attached to the body and obliquely, neck fairly full, and the neck is clear and muscular.

Torso. Short, straight with far overlapping ribs, which provides enough space for the heart. Chest fairly deep and of medium width. The back sloping, loins short. Belly quite tucked up.

Front limbs. Simple, dry skeleton with pronounced joints; rather straight wrist joint, however, not like the fox terrier. Little paws, narrow, with well-arched toes.

Hindquarters. Strong and muscular, long thighs, low ankle joints, neither tilted nor out, nor inward.

Tail. Set high and twisted, forms one or two rings firmly against one of the sides.

Robe. Short and silky hair, skin very loose.

Ointment. Chestnut brown with white markings and a white tip of the tail; There are also black and white and black and white specimens with tan. Chestnut ointment, sometimes very dark due to very strong pigmentation; then the white mark is very small.

Body dimensions. Height at the withers: shrink 42-45 cm, suki 40 cm. Body weight: psy 10,8 kg, suki 9,9 kg.

Chody. The limbs move in a pendulum motion, very specific, as in the stretched trot of a thoroughbred horse. This light and tireless gait is one of the breed's hallmarks.

Disqualifying Defects. Kremowe umaszczenie.

Poza tym mniej lub więcej popularnymi terierami wzmiankowane są: manchester terier (reg. FCI 71) nawet w Anglii rzadko spotykany, a wyglądem zbliżony do black and tan teriera; norwich terier (reg. FCI 42), zbliżony do cairn teriera; norfolk terier (reg. FCI 272), mały terier o wiszących uszach, szorstkowłosy, rudy lub czarny podpalany; staffordshire bullterier (reg. FCI 76), kuzyn bullteriera o mniej szlachetnych liniach; oraz statiordshire terier (reg. FCI 286) zapisany ostatnio jako rasa amerykańska.

Pochodnymi terierów angielskich są terier australijski (reg. FCI 8) oraz silky terier — jedwabistowłosy (reg. FCI 236).