They come probably from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier Old English Broke Haired Terrier and from the Fox-Terrier. In Wales , they were used in hunting packs for skirmish foxes, badgers and otters. The Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1886. Its standard was modified in 1947.
Long with plain skull. Stop little marked. Strong jaws.
Small and dark.
Implanted quite high, small and v-shaped, oriented straight forward and close to the cheeks.
Compact, neck with an average longitude, slightly curved. Low chest. Strong hindquarters. Short and strong back.
Wide, muscular, with great skeleton. Small and round feet (cat feet).
Not very high.
Hard, wired, dense and plentyful. The absense of sub-fur is considered a defect.
Much better black and fire, black-grey and fire without black spots (pencil touch) in the fingers.
39 cm or less.
Between 9 and 9 and a half kilograms.