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well ribbed up, and exceeding strong in hind quarters. “Legs and Feet (value lo).-Both fore and hind legs should be short, and very heavy in bone, the former being straight or slightly bent, and well set on under the body, as the Scottish terrier should not be out at elbows. The hocks should be bent, and the thighs very muscular; and the feet strong, small, and thickly covered with short hair, the fore feet being larger than the hind ones, and well let down on the ground. “Tail (value 23).-Which is never cut, should be about 7 inches long, carried with a slight bend, and often gaily. “Coat (value 15).-Should be rather short (about 2 inches), intensely hard and wiry in texture, and very dense all over the body. “Size (value Io).—About 16lb. to 18lb. for a bitch, 18lb. to 20lb. for a dog. “Colours (value 2%).--Steel or iron-grey, brindle or grizzled, black, sandy, and wheaten. White markings are objectionable, and can only be allowed on the chest, and that to a small extent. “General Appearance (value Io). — The face should bear a very sharp, bright, and active expression, and the head should be carried up. The dog (owing to the shortness of his coat) should appear to be higher on the leg than he really is ; but, at the same time, he should look compact, and possessed of great muscle in his hindquarters. In fact, a Scottish terrier though essentially a terrier cannot be too powerfully put together. He should be from 9 inches to 12 inches in height.

FAULTS.

“Muzzle.—Either under or overhung. “Eyes.—Large or light coloured. “Ears.--Large, round at the points, or drop. It is also a fault if they are too heavily covered with hair. “Coat.—Any silkiness, wave, or tendency to curl, is a serious blemish, as is also an open coat. “Size.—Specimens over 18lb. should not be

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Value. Value. Skull ..................... 5 Legs and feet............ Io Muzzle .................. 5 Tail................ 2% Eyes ..................... 5 Coat ..................... 15 Ears ..................... Io Size........................ to Neck ..................... 5 Colours .................. 2 . Chest ..................... 5 General appearance ... Io Body I 5

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I need scarcely say that the teeth must be large, powerful, and white, and being undershot even in the slightest degree should ensure disqualification. An overshot or pig-jawed mouth ought to be a severe handicap, and if very pronounced, likewise disqualification. An uneven mouth in any terrier I consider a terrible fault, one so serious that all puppies which have their teeth uneven in the slightest degree would, if in my possession, be destroyed. Usually one can tell as soon as the puppy is born how its “mouth '' will be, but in some cases it is as well to keep the youngster until it has got its adult teeth before discarding him, as, if the unevenness is not great in the first set of teeth, it may altogether disappear with the second growth.

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