De rasstandaard is een beschrijving hoe het ras er moet uitzien. Gezien onze Cairn Terrier een ras is afkomstig van Groot-Brittanië en de officiële talen gebruikt door de Fédération Cynologique Internationale (www.FCI.be) Engels, Frans, Spaans en Duits zijn heb ik gekozen om de rasstandaard in het Engels te vermelden. 


Great Britain

Date of Publication of the official valid standard:


Classification FCI:

Group 3 - Terriers

Section 2 - Small-sized Terriers

Without working Trial

General Appearance:

Agile, alert, of workmanlike, natural appearance. Standing well forward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib. very free movement. Weather resistant coat.

Behaviour / Temperament:

Should impress as being active, game and hardy. Fearless and gay disposition; assertive but not aggressive.


Small,but in proportion to body. Well furnished.


Skull: Broad; a decided indentation between the eyes.

Stop: Definite.


Nose: Black.

Muzzle: Powerfull.

Jaws/Teeth: Teeth large. Jows strong, bot not long or heavy with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to jaws.

Eyes: Wide apart, medium in size, dark hazel. Slightly sunk sith shaggy eyebrows.

Ears: Small, pointed, well carried and erect, no too closely set nor heavily coated.


Well set on, not short.


Back: Level, medium length.

Loin: Strong, supple.

Chest: Wel sprung, deep ribs.


Short, balanced, well furnished with hair but not feathery. Neither high or low set, carried gaily but not turned towards back.



Forelegs medium lengt, good but not too heavy bone. Covered with harsh hair.

Shoulders: sloping.

Elbow: Never out at elbow.


Tights: Very strong and muscular.

Stifle: With good, but not too excessive bend.

Hocks: Well let down, inclining neither in nor out when viewed from the rear.


Forefeet, larger than hind, may be slightly turned out. Pads thick and strong. Thin, narrow or spreading feet and long neils objectionable.

Gait / Mouvement:

Very free flowing stride.Forlegs reaching well forward. Hindlegs giving strong propulsion. Hocks neither too close nor too wide.


Hair: Very imporant. Weather-resistant. Must be double-coated, with profuse, harsh, but not coarse, outer coat; undercoat short, soft and close. Open coats objectionable. Slight wave permissable.

Colour: Cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black. Brindling in all these colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears and muzzle, very typical.

Size and Weight:

Approximately 23-31 cm at withers, but in proportion to weight-ideally 6-7.5 kg.


Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Disqualifying Faults:

   - Agressive or overly shy dogs.

   - Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormaalities shall be disqualified.


   - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

   - Only functionally anc clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation, should be used for breeding.



Bron: www.fci.be