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MEET THE SCOTTISH TERRIER
                           TERRIER GROUP 1
akita standard


GENERAL APPEARANCE

The Scottish Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged, sturdily-built dog of good bone and substance. His head is long in proportion to his size. He has a hard, wiry, weather-resistant coat and a thick-set, cobby body
which is hung between short, heavy legs. These characteristics, joined with his very special keen, piercing, "varminty" expression, and his erect ears and tail are salient features of the breed. The Scottish Terrier's bold,
confident, dignified aspect exemplifies power in a small package.

CHARACTERISTICS

Although the Scottie is instantly recognizable by his characteristic profile, Scottie temperament is the essence of the breed. The Scottish Terrier is alert and spirited but also stable and steady-going. He is a determined .
The Scottish Terrier, while loving and gentle with people, can be aggressive with other dogs. The Scottie exudes ruggedness and power.  Other  breed characteristics include the long head; the dark, deep-set eyes; the
prick ears; the broken coat; the erect, carrot-shaped tail; the short legs; the deep, compact body; the powerful hindquarters; and the characteristic gait.

The head should be long in proportion to the overall length and size of the dog. In profile, the skull and muzzle should give the appearance of two parallel planes. The skull should be long and of medium width, slightly
domed and covered with short, hard hair. In profile, the skull should appear flat. There should be a slight but definite stop between the skull and muzzle at eye level, allowing the eyes to be set in under the brow,
contributing to proper Scottish Terrier expression. The skull should be smooth with no prominences or depressions and the cheeks should be flat and clean. The muzzle should be approximately equal to the length of
skull with only a slight taper to the nose. The muzzle should be well filled in under the eye, with no evidence of snippiness. A correct Scottish Terrier muzzle should fill an average man's hand. The nose should be black,
regardless of coat color, and of good size, projecting somewhat over the mouth and giving the impression that the upper jaw is longer than the lower. The teeth should be large and evenly spaced, having either a scissor
or level bite, the former preferred. The jaw should be square, level and powerful. Undershot or overshot bites should be penalized. The eyes should be set wide apart and well in under the brow. They should be small,
bright and piercing, and almond-shaped not round. The color should be dark brown or nearly black, the darker the better. The ears should be small, prick, set well up on the skull and pointed, but never cut. They
should be covered with short velvety hair. From the front, the outer edge of the ear should form a straight line up from the side of the skull. The use, size, shape and placement of the ear and its erect carriage are major
elements of the keen, alert, intelligent Scottish Terrier expression.

Faults: Undershot or overshot bites.

NOSE -- The nose is black, regardless of coat color, and of good size, projecting somewhat over the mouth and giving the impression that the upper jaw is longer than the lower.

Fault: Incomplete nose pigmentation.

EYES -- The eyes are set wide apart and well in under the brow. They are small, bright and piercing, and almond-shaped. The color is dark brown or nearly black, the darker the better.

Faults: Round, protruding or light eyes.

EARS -- The ears are small, prick, set well up on the skull and pointed, but never cut. They are covered with short velvety hair. From the front, the outer edge of the ear forms a straight line up from the side of the
skull. The use, size, shape and placement of the ear and its erect carriage are major elements of the keen, alert, intelligent Scottish Terrier expression.

Faults: Large ears; low ear set.

NECK

The neck is moderately short, strong, thick and muscular, blending smoothly into well laid back shoulders.

Faults: Neck too long, too thin, or so short as to appear clumsy.

FOREQUARTERS

The shoulders are well laid back and moderately well knit at the withers. The upper arm and the scapula form an apparent 90º angle with the upper arm almost as long as the scapula. The elbow joint is well behind the
front line of the chest and above the bottom line of the brisket. The forelegs are very heavy in bone, straight or just slightly bent, with elbows close to the body.

Faults: Upright shoulders, short upper arms, out at the elbows.

BODY

TheScottish Terriers' body is moderately short, with ribs extending well back into a short, strong loin, deep flanks, and very muscular hindquarters. The ribs are well sprung out from the spine, forming a broad, strong
back, then curving down and inward to form a deep body that would be nearly heart-shaped if viewed in cross-section. The topline of the back is firm and level. The croup is relatively flat. The chest is broad, very
deep, and well let down between the forelegs. From the front, the body appears to be slung between the forelegs. From the side, the forechest extends well in front of the legs and drops well below the elbow. The
lowest point of the brisket is such that an average man's fist would fit under it with little or no clearance.

Faults: Lack of bone and substance; narrow, flat, or shallow chest; lack of rib spring; long or weak loin; soft topline.

Forequarters

The shoulders should be well laid back and moderately well knit at the withers. The forelegs should be very heavy in bone, straight or slightly bent with elbows close to the body, and set in under the shoulder blade
with a definite forechest in front of them. Scottish Terriers should not be out at the elbows. The forefeet should be larger than the hind feet, round, thick and compact with strong nails. The front feet should point straight
ahead, but a slight "toeing out" is acceptable. Dew claws may be removed.

Hindquarters

The thighs should be very muscular and powerful for the size of the dog with the stifles well bent and the legs straight from hock to heel. Hocks should be well let down and parallel to each other.

FEET

The feet are large for the size of the dog, round, and compact with thick pads and strong nails. The forefeet are larger than the rear feet. Nails should not be cut so short as to make them useless for digging. Dewclaws
may be removed.

Faults: Splayed feet.

TAIL

The tail is about seven inches long, set on high, and never docked. When the dog is alert or moving, the tail is carried erectly, either vertical or with a slight curve forward, but not over the back. The tail is thick at the
base, tapering gradually to a point and covered with short, hard hair.

Fault: Low set tail; tail carried back from vertical line.

COAT

The Scottish Terrier should have a broken coat. It is a hard, wiry outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. The coat should be trimmed and blended into the furnishings to give a distinct Scottish Terrier outline. The dog
should be presented with sufficient coat so that the texture and density may be determined. The longer coat on the beard, legs and lower body may be slightly softer than the body coat but should not be or appear
fluffy.

Color

Black, wheaten or brindle of any color. Many black and brindle dogs have sprinklings of white or silver hairs in their coats which are normal and not to be penalized. White can be allowed only on the chest and chin
and that to a slight extent only.
Faults: Soft coat; curly coat; clippered coat anywhere other than on the throat, cheeks and back of the ears.
Disqualification: Albinism.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT

The Scottish Terrier has a thick body and heavy bone. Equal consideration shall be given to height, weight, length of back and length of head. Height at withers for either sex is about 10 inches. For a dog of this height,
the head from occiput to nose is slightly over 8 inches and the length of back from withers to set-on of tail is approximately 11 inches. The principal objective is symmetry and balance without exaggeration so these
measurements are not absolute but rather describe ratios between height, length of body and length of head. A well-balanced Scottish Terrier male weighs from 19 to 22 pounds and a female from 18 to 21 pounds.

Faults: Deviations from ideal size should be penalized in proportion to the degree of the deviation and to the degree that it affects the dog's ability to do the job it was bred to do.

GAIT

The gait of the Scottish Terrier is very characteristic of the breed. Viewed from the front, the forelegs do not move in exact parallel planes. Because of the deep, broad chest and the shortness of the legs, the Scottie is
required to reach inward as well as forward when trotting. This causes a very slight roll in the front, sometimes referred to as "the Scottie roll." Scottie movement is free, agile and coordinated with powerful drive from
the rear and good reach in front. The action of the rear legs is square and true and both hocks and stifles are flexed with a vigorous motion. When the dog is moving, the topline remains firm and level.

Faults: Lack of reach in front or drive behind; stiff or stilted movement; movement too wide or too narrow in front.

OTHER DISQUALIFICATIONS

cryptorchid. monorchid Viciousness or extreme shyness.