ДЕЙСТВУЮЩИЙ СТАНДАРТ FCI № 286
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FCI - Standard N° 286 / 01.12.1997/ GB
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE VALID ORIGINAL STANDARD:
FCI‑CLASSIFICATION : Group 3 Terriers.
Section 3 Bull type Terriers.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Staffordshire Terrier should give
the impression of great strength for his size; a well put
together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to
his surroundings. He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy
in outline. His courage is proverbial.
HEAD: Medium length, deep through.
Nose: Definitely black.
Muzzle: Medium length, rounded on upper side to fall away
abruptly below the eyes.
Lips: Close and even; no looseness.
Jaws/Teeth: Well defined. Under jaw strong and to have biting
power. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front.
Cheeks: Very pronounced cheek muscles.
Eyes Dark, round, low down in skull, set far apart. No
Ears: Set high. Cropped or uncropped, the latter preferred.
Uncropped ears should be short and held rose or half prick. Full
drop to be penalized.
NECK: Heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to
back of skull. No looseness of skin. Medium length.
Topline: Back fairly short. Slight sloping from withers to rump
with gentle short slope at rump to base of tail.
Loins: Slightly tucked.
Chest: Deep and broad. Well sprung ribs; close together, deep in
TAIL: Short in comparison to size, low set, tapering to fine
point; not curled or carried over back. Not docked.
FOREQUARTERS: Front legs straight, with large bones. Set
rather wide apart to permit chest development.
Shoulders: Strong and muscular, with blades wide and sloping.
HINDQUARTERS: Well muscled.
Hocks: Let down, turning neither in nor out.
FEET: Of moderate size, well arched and compact.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Springy but without roll or pace.
HAIR: Short, close, stiff to the touch, glossy.
COLOUR: Any colour, solid, particolour, or patched is
permissible; but more than 80% white, black and tan, and liver
not to be encouraged.
SIZE: Height and weight should be in proportion. A
height of about eighteen to nineteen inches (46 ‑ 48 cm) at the
shoulder for the male and seventeen to eighteen inches (43 ‑ 46
cm) for the female to be considered preferable.
FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
· Dudley nose.
· Undershot or overshot mouth.
· Light eyes.
· Pink eyelids.
· Tail too long or badly carried.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently
normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.