This section is from the book "The Terriers. A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland", by Rawdon B. Lee. Also available from Amazon: A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland: The Terriers.
"For club use and general reference full descriptive details are subjoined: -
Long, with powerful jaws and incisive teeth closing level, or upper just fitting over under. Skull: wide at front of brow, narrowing between ears, and tapering gradually towards muzzle, with little falling in between or behind the eyes. Eyes : hazel, medium size, close set. Muzzle: always black.
When prick, not large, erect at outer edges, and slanting towards each other at inner, from peak to skull. When pendant, larger, hanging straight, lying flat, and close at front.
Pre-eminently long and low. Shoulders broad, chest deep, ribs well sprung and oval-shaped, giving flattish appearance to sides. Hind-quarters and flank full and well developed. Back level and slightly declining from top of hip joint to shoulders. Neck long and gently crested.
When hanging, upper half perpendicular, under half thrown backwards in a curve. When raised, a prolongation of the incline of the back, and not rising higher nor curling up.
Short, straight, and muscular. No dew claws. Feet large and pointing forward.
An under, short, close, soft, and woolly. An over, long - averaging 5½in. - hard, straight, flat and free from crisp or curl. Hair on head; shorter, softer, and veiling forehead and eyes; on ears, overhanging inside, falling down and mingling with side locks, not heavily, but surrounding the ear like a fringe, and allowing its shape to appear. Tail also gracefully feathered.
Dark or light blue or grey, or fawn with black points. Shade of head and legs approximating that of body".
Dog. Height, at shoulder, 9 inches.
Length, back of skull to root of tail, 22½ inches; muzzle to back of skull, 8½ inches; root of tail to tip joint, 9 inches. Total length, 40 inches. Bitch. Half an inch lower, and two and a half inches shorter than dog, all parts proportional; thus, body 21 inches, head 8, and tail 8½; total, 37½ inches.
Dog, 181b.; Bitch, 161b. No dog shall be over 2olb., nor under 161b.; and no bitch should be over 181b., nor under 141b.
3. - Points, with Value.
10 inches high,
9 " "
8½ " "
Scale for bitches one-half inch lower throughout.
Skull and eyes
Jaws and teeth
Carriage, with shape, size, and feather,
Back and neck,
Chest and ribs,
Carriage and feather,
Straightness and shortness,
Colour and Condition,
4. - Judicial Awards.
Over extreme weight to be handicapped 5 per lb. of excess.
Over or under shot mouth to disqualify.
Doctored ears or tail to disqualify.
No extra value for greater length of coat than 5½ inches.
Not to be commended under a total of 60
Not to be highly commended „ 65
Not to be very highly commended „ 70
No specials to be given ,, 75