Appearance: Sturdy low-set dog with alert eyes, erect ears, well-muscled & angulated hindquarters & high set erect tail. Rugged appearance.
Temperament: Bold, Good-natured, friendly.
Characteristics: Essentially a working terrier, but its loyalty & even disposition make it equally suitable as a companion dog.
Colour: Blue, steel blue or dark grey blue, with rich tan (not sandy) on face, ears, under body, lower legs and feet and around the vent. Clear sandy or red.
Coat: The body coat consists of a harsh straight dense topcoat approximately 6 centimetres (approximately 2½ ins.) long with short soft textured undercoat. The muzzle, lower legs and feet to be free from long hair.