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.
The Welsh Terrier Club is quite a powerful and representative body, and it has issued the following description of the dog it has under its wing:
The skull should be flat, and rather wider between the ears than the wire-haired fox terrier. The jaw should be powerful, clean cut, rather deeper, and more punishing - giving the head a more masculine appearance than that usually seen on a fox terrier. Stop not too defined, fair length from stop to end of nose, the latter being of a black colour.
The ear should be V-shaped, small, not too thin, set on fairly high, carried forward and close to the cheek.
The eye should be small, not being too deeply set in or protruding out of skull, of a dark hazel colour, expressive, and indicating abundant pluck.
The neck should be of moderate length and thickness, slightly arched, and sloping gracefully into the shoulders.
The back should be short, and well ribbed up, the loin strong, good depth, and moderate width of chest. The shoulders should be long, sloping, and well set back. The hindquarters should be strong, thighs muscular, and of good length, with the hocks moderately straight, well let down, and fair amount of bone. The stern should be set on moderately high, but not too gaily carried.
The legs should be straight and muscular, possessing fair amount of bone, with upright and powerful pasterns. The feet should be small, round, and cat-like.
The coat should be wiry, hard, very close, and abundant.
The colour should be black and tan, or black grizzle and tan, free from black pencilling on toes.
The height at shoulder should be 15m. for dogs, bitches proportionately less. Twenty pounds shall be considered a fair average weight in working condition, but this may vary a pound or so either way".
Numerical points, not issued by the club :
Head, ears, eyes, jaw...
Neck and shoulders ...
Loins and hind quarters
Legs and feet............
General appearance and character...............
Grand Total, 100.
White in patches on the body or on breast, or elsewhere, to any great extent, and teeth not level, either undershot or overshot, disqualifications.