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CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer –
Molossoid breeds -
Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds.
Section 1.4 Tchiorny Terrier. Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : The size of the Black Terriers is larger than an average dog. Black Terriers are strong, with massive bone structure and well-developed muscles. The skin is tight and elastic, without any folds or dewlap.
Dogs of this breed are assertive, wary of strangers and resistant; they adjust easily to different climates. The Black Terrier must yield to training.
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE : Robust and rustic.
INDEX OF THE FORMAT : The proportion of the length of the body vs. the height at the withers is 100 : 105.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Extremely energetic, hardy, stable temperament, but very lively, with strong reactions of defence.
CHARACTERISTICS TYPICAL FOR EACH SEX : Clearly expressed, depending on the sex. Male dogs are of greater size, more masculine and more massive than bitches.
HEAD : Long and moderately narrow skull with well-rounded cheekbones. The forehead is flat. The stop is marked but not too pronounced. The muzzle is parallel with the top line of the skull. The muzzle is massive, slightly tapering. The length of the muzzle is slightly less than the length of the skull. The moustache and the beard give the muzzle a truncated and square appearance. The lips are thick and full. The upper lip is adjusted to the line of the lower jaw without forming flews.
EARS: Attached high on the head, hanging down straight from the base, small and triangular in shape. The front rim of the ear hangs down against the cheekbones.
EYES : Small, oval shaped, slanted, dark in colour.
TEETH : Strong, white in colour, closely positioned. The incisors are positioned in one line, the bite is a scissors bite.
NECK : Long, massive, dry, set at a 40 – 45 degree angle to the top line.
CHEST : Large, deep, showing several well-sprung ribs. The lower part of the chest is positioned at the level of the elbows or slightly below this level.
ABDOMEN : Set above the lower line of the chest.
WITHERS : High, clearly marked above the dorsal top line.
BACK : Straight, large, muscular.
LOIN : Short, wide, muscular and slightly arched.
RUMP : Large, muscular, with a barely visible slope towards the tail, which is set high on the croup.
TAIL : Set high, thick and docked short, leaving 3 to 4 vertebrae.
FOREQUARTERS : Seen from the front, the legs are straight and parallel. The angle of the shoulder blade with the upper arm is approximately 110 degrees. The elbows must point backwards. The forearms are short and vertical. The pasterns are short and straight.
HINDQUARTERS : Seen from behind, the legs are straight and parallel, but held more wide than the front legs. The thighs are muscular and well developed. The lower thighs are long and set obliquely. The hock joint is dry and well developed. The hocks (metatarsals) are massive, long and almost vertical.
FEET : (Fore- and hind feet) : Thick, with well arched pads, rounded in shape.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Easy, harmonious and fluid. A slow trot or the gallop are the most typical movements. When trotting, the legs must move in a straight line, with the front legs converging towards a median line. The back and the loin show an elastic movement.
HAIR : The hair is rough, hard, ample and extremely dense. The broken’s hair length is between 1.6 and 3.9 inches (4 – 10 cm) and covers the entire body. On the muzzle, the coat forms a rough, brushy moustache on the upper lip and a beard on the lower lip. Above the eyes, the eyebrows are rough and bristled. On the neck and the withers, the coat is longer and forms a mane. The forelegs down until the elbows and the hind legs until the thighs are covered by a rough and long coat. The undercoat is dense and well-developed
COLOUR : Black or black with grey hairs.
Male dogs : 25.7 – 28.1 inches (66 - 72 cm).
Bitches : 25.0 – 27.3 inches (64 - 70 cm).
• Aggressive or overly shy.
• Any deviation from the scissors-bite requirement.
• Parti-colored coat. White markings on feet. Red patches. Grey coat.
• Absence of an incisor or a canine. Absence of any third premolar or any fourth premolar. Absence of any molar.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.