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This description, from the 1897 book Dogs of All Nations, written by Count Henri de Bylandt, was recently discovered by Leslie Baumann, who penned Found: An 1897 Standard for the Bhuteer or Lhasa Terrier.
Elegantly built, ladies’ dog.
Distinctly Terrier-like; skull narrow, falling away behind the eyes in a marked degree, not quite flat, but not domed nor apple-shaped.
Fore-face of fair length, strong in front of the eyes; nose large and prominent and pointed, not depressed; a square muzzle is objectionable; stop slightly developed; mouth quite level, but of the two a slightly overshot mouth is preferable to an undershot one; teeth are somewhat smaller than would be expected in a Terrier of the size.
Neither very large and full, nor very small and sunk; dark brown in colour.
Set on low, and carried close to the cheeks.
Well built; back not too short with a slight are at the loin; well ribbed-up.
Strong; hind-quarters and thighs well developed.
Straight and short, there is a tendency to crookedness; of good bone, owning to the heavy coat the look, and should look, very heavy in bone, but in reality the bone is not heavy; hocks well let down.
Round, cat-like, with good pads.
Carried well over the back; a low carriage is a sign of impure blood.
Heavy, of good length and very dense; a strong growth on the skull, falling on both sides. Legs well clothed right down to the toes. On the body the hair should not reach to the ground, there should be a certain amount of daylight. The hair is much harder to the eye than it is to the touch. It should look hard, straight and long, when to the touch it is soft, but not silky. The hair should be straight, with no tendency to curl.
Black, dark grizzle, slate, sandy or mixture of these colours with white.
HEIGHT AT SHOULDER
Dogs from 10 to 11 inches; bitches from 9 to 10 inches.
About 14 lb.
* Often called Thibet Terrier, Bhutanese Terrier or Kashmir Terrier.