Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 12a (1967 r.)

Fox terriers are one of the most popular representatives of terriers in Europe. Their origin is shrouded in mystery and unknown, whether the production of this breed was mainly influenced by the above-mentioned white terrier with black and tan and bull terrier, or whether they have a large admixture of the blood of small hounds. Probably each of these conjectures hides some truth, and the fact remains, that the current fox terrier is very successful.

Everything I said in the introduction about the creation of terriers as helpers for hounds mainly applies to the fox terrier. In addition, they are suitable for many-sided hunting service. In the pack, they can be successfully used as wild game, because in this role their great temperament combined with agility is useful. Their perfect sense of smell allows them to play the role of scarlet fever for all types of paint, in any terrain, a great intelligence and innate passion — to report birds both from the field and from the water. Of course, it is used as a burrow, but he also provides great services as a searchlight while searching and exterminating wandering and poaching cats or other pests of fisheries. The only thing missing is a stand-up collar. Properly concealed, it is also a watchful guardian and a pleasant home companion.

By purchasing a terrier, and especially the fox terrier, we have to remember, that it is a naturally living dog, temperamental and sharp. So it requires exercise and occupation. Deprived of this, he looks for a job on his own, which as a result is not always nice for the owner. Zaniedbany, może stać się włóczęgą, kłusownikiem, zmorą łowiska, postrachem sąsiadów oraz przyczyną częstych awantur i bójek z sąsiedzkimi psami, czy wreszcie dusicielem drobiu.

Teriery w ogóle, a foksteriery w szczególności, to rasa psów myśliwskich o dużym temperamencie. Unfortunately, wskutek tego, że stały się modne jako psy pokojowe — w hodowli nastawionej wyłącznie na zewnętrzny wygląd psa zapomniano o ich walorach psychicznych tak istotnych dla łowiectwa.

Każdy amator psa sportowego powinien zatem przy nabywaniu szczenięcia zwrócić uwagę na walory psychiczne jego rodziców. Rzadko się zdarza, aby potomstwo psów wydelikaconych i nerwowych lub bojaźliwych spełniło pokładane w nim nadzieje.

General impression. Pies wesoły, with a lively temper. Mocny kościec i siła są tu istotnymi cechami, which does not mean, however, by oceniana sztuka miała sylwetkę klocowatą (krępą i ciężką). Powinien on być uosobieniem siły i wytrwałości, według modelu foxhounda. Foksterier, tak jak foxhound, nie powinien być ani długonożny, ani krótkonożny, ale mimo krótkiego grzbietu mieć dostatecznie długi tułów. Dzięki temu zyskuje na posuwistości w ruchu i osiąga możliwie największy skok w stosunku do wielkości tułowia.

Head. W części mózgowiowej płaska stopniowo zwężająca się ku oczom. Krawędź czołowa nieznacznie zaznaczona, ale w profilu wyraźniejsza niż u charta. Policzki nie są pełne. Szczęka i żuchwa silnie umięśnione, o dużej mocy uchwytu, lecz nie powinny przypominać pyska charta. Kość jarzmowa niezbyt zapadnięta pod oczyma. W części twarzowej głowa precyzyjnie wyrzeźbiona, gradually tapering towards the nose, but not in a straight line. Black nose. Dark eyes, small, rather deeply embedded, as round as possible, full of fire, with intelligent eyesight. V-shaped ears, small and not too thick, dangling to the front of the head, and not sideways like a hound. Teeth as even as possible, about a scissor bite.

Neck. Neat, muscular, moderately long, gradually widening towards the shoulders; no dewlap.

Torso. Chest deep and not too wide, well ribbed. Front ribs moderately sprung, rear deep. Short back, simple and strong. Loins well muscled and very slightly arched. Strong back, muscular, not cut or shrunken.

Front limbs. Long and oblique shoulder blades, far rearward, delicately tipped and clearly cut at the withers.

Hindquarters. Thighs long and strong, low hocks (the dog is standing just like the foxhound, there are no steep knee joints). Round paws, not big. Palce black, moderately arched, facing straight forward. Firm and firm soles.

Tail. Set rather high, carried merrily, but not over the back and not curled. Pretty strong.

Robe. Straight, flat, smooth, hard, dense and plentiful. Belly and inner thighs also covered with hair.

Ointment. White dominates. Brindle spots, red or chocolate-colored rather undesirable. Anyway, this detail is almost irrelevant when judging dogs.

Body dimensions. Body weight is generally not an important criterion for judging a terrier's ability to work. The main evaluation criteria are: general habit, height and contour of the silhouette. In a dog galloping and persistently chasing the fox to the burrow, weight does not matter. The values ​​are assumed for individuals in show condition: shrink 7.2-8.1 kg, suki 6.75—7.75 kg. Growth is not included in the English model, However, the height adopted was 38-40 cm. In the domestic stock, there is a tendency to exceed the upper limit of growth, which is harmful for the vole.