That of a long-haired toy terrier whose blue and tan coat is
parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end
of the tail and hangs evenly and quite straight down each
side of body. The body is neat, compact and well
proportioned. The dog's high head carriage and confident
manner should give the appearance of vigor and
Small and rather flat on top, the
too prominent or round, the muzzle not too
long, with the bite neither undershot nor
overshot and teeth sound. Either scissors bite or level bite
is acceptable. The nose is black. Eyes
are medium in size and not too prominent; dark in color and
sparkling with a sharp, intelligent expression. Eye rims are
dark. Ears are small, V-shaped, carried erect and set not
too far apart.
Well proportioned and very compact. The back is rather
short, the back line level, with height at shoulder the same
as at the rump.
Legs and Feet
Forelegs should be straight, elbows neither in
nor out. Hind legs straight when viewed from
behind, but stifles are moderately bent when viewed from the
sides. Feet are round with black toenails.
Dewclaws, if any, are generally removed from the hind legs.
Dewclaws on the forelegs may be removed.
Docked to a medium length and carried slightly higher than
the level of the back.
Quality, texture and quantity of coat are of prime
importance. Hair is glossy, fine and silky in texture. Coat
on the body is moderately long and perfectly straight (not
wavy). It may be trimmed to floor length to give ease of
movement and a neater appearance, if desired. The fall on
the head is long, tied with one bow in center of head or
parted in the middle and tied with two bows. Hair on muzzle
is very long. Hair should be trimmed short on tips of ears
and may be trimmed on feet to give them a neat appearance.
Puppies are born black and tan and are normally darker in
body color, showing an intermingling of black hair in the
tan until they are matured. Color of hair on body and
richness of tan on head and legs are of prime importance in
adult dogs, to which the following color requirements apply:
Blue: Is a dark steel-blue, not a silver-blue and not
mingled with fawn, bronzy or black hairs.
Tan: All tan hair is darker at the roots than in the middle,
shading to still lighter tan at the tips. There should be no
sooty or black hair intermingled with any of the tan.
Color on Body
The blue extends over the body from back of neck to root of
tail. Hair on tail is a darker blue, especially at end of
A rich golden tan, deeper in color at sides of head, at ear
roots and on the muzzle, with ears a deep rich tan. Tan
color should not extend down on back of neck.
Chest and Legs
A bright, rich tan, not extending above the elbow on the
forelegs nor above the stifle on the hind legs.
Must not exceed seven pounds.
Any solid color or combination of colors other than blue
and tan as described above. Any white markings other than a
small white spot on the forechest that does not exceed 1
inch at its longest dimension.
Effective October 1, 2007