WALESKI TERIER (WELSH TERRIER)
Model entered in the FCI register under the number 78a (1964 r.)
The Welsh Terrier is a close relative of the Wirehaired Fox Terrier; it differs from it basically only in its ointment; he is also wirehaired, but black and tan or gray in color, and with a slightly less profuse coat. The Welsh Terrier is calmer and less rowdy, but at work considered as valuable as the wirehaired fox terrier.
General impression. He has a happy and lively disposition; he is rarely shy. Quickly attached and easy to drive, it is an exceptionally practical companion in urban conditions, because its size allows it to adapt to limited living space, and dark, "Less dirty” hair is more practical to care for than light hair. He is fearless, but he is by no means prone to fights, however he can keep his square on the battlefield, when the need arises. Welsh Terriers have a strong constitution and are highly resistant to harsh conditions. As hunting dogs, they are not inferior to other terriers or in hunting any game, nor in the control of hunting pests; they are widely recognized as being excellent for hunting on the water.
Head. In the cerebral region, it is flat and wider between the ears than in the Wirehaired Fox Terrier. The mandible is strong, clearly cut, rather deep and more masculine in the head, than the fox terrier. The leading edge is not very pronounced. Nose with a fairly long back, black. Small eyes, deeply seated, dark, expressive, with a bold look. V-shaped ears, small, not too thin, set quite high, directed with the turbinates forward, close to the sides of the head. “Cut” snout equal. Strong teeth.
Neck. Moderate length and thickness, slightly arched and flowing neatly into the withers.
Torso. Deep chest, moderately wide, well ribbed. Short back, loins well muscled.
Front limbs. Simple and muscular, with strong bone and a straight and strong pastern. Long elbows, oblique and far back.
Hindquarters. Strong when viewed from behind, about muscular thighs, quite long. Hocks well angulated, low situated, with strong bones. Little paws, round, the so-called. kitten.
Tail. Well seated, but not carried too high.
Robe. Rough, hard, very compact, obfita, with lining.
Ointment. Black and tan (most desirable) or black and gray, no black lines on the fingers.
Body dimensions. Height at the withers to 38 cm, weight in working condition 9-9.5 kg.
Disadvantages. Light nose, red or spotted. Erect ears, tulip-shaped or folded backwards. Black well below the knee. Round and convex eyes.