This is a Basset Terrier, with a body twice as long as tall. Short on legs, this small dog moves effortlessly.
His elegant, dignified silhouette suggests great strength, despite his small size. His strength is not at all lost for the benefit of his grace.
Between 24 and 30 cm (9.45 to 11.81 inches) for the male
Between 24 and 30 cm (9.45 to 11.81 inches) for the female
Between 12 and 15 kg (26.46 to 33.07 pounds) for the male
Between 10 and 13 kg (22.05 to 28.66 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat varies between cream, fawn, dark grey, light grey or black.
The long hair of his coat is flat, straight, hard and not curly. He has a short, woolly, very thick undercoat. His hair falls to the ground, protecting him very well from the cold.
His head has a light stop. His brown medium size eyes are close together.
His ears may be small and erect, or may be large and drooping. The drooping ear variety is the original version of the Skye Terrier, but because he is considered less attractive than the variety with small erect ears, he is virtually extinct today.
His small nose is all black, regardless of coat color. His tail is hanging, but the lower half is nicely curved.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 2 and is #75