Dexter Cattle Association
FOR MEMBERS AND OWENERS OF THE DEXTER
The ADCA is a growing membership
combines high spirits, reliability, strength,
endurance and vigor. All members should
be keen and alert. Correct behavior and
understanding is of more importance than
color or other purely beauty points.
Members should be friendly and
confident, with no suggestion of coarseness.
Aggressiveness, snappiness, and timidity
are major faults and should be discouraged.
Heads should be sensible level,
well-set on shoulders. Narrow-mindedness
is not desired. Lips tight to prevent
Sensible and far seeing. Should
not be blinded to faults.
Neat and well shaped. Should
not flap to over-hear other conversations
Should be mainly be kept tightly
shut except when in pleasant conversation.
Any utterances should be healthy and pure
Members do need some neck, especially
when showing dexters, although too much
or too little can be a decided fault.
Members should have strong square
shoulders capable of carrying the burden
of office. Smooth and little muscles are
an aid to easy mixing. Elbows should always
be set close to the body and never raised
in anger. Strongly muscled hind quarters
with firm straight legs that are vertical
to the ground are an essential need when
showing Dexters. It is highly desirable
that members should have a strong straight
back and be prepared to support the Association
in all ways, as best they can. Association
events should move briskly and with drive
when viewed from any angle, length of
duration is equal to effort and attendance.
Sensibly clad to suit the weather
and conditions prevailing. Feet, like
the Association progress, should always
be pointing forward.
Tails should not be carried but
cut down to correct size.
Members appearance should, preferably,
be tailored just enough for smartness
and fashion. It is essential they should
present an all over picture of careful
and sensible grooming, especially when
in the show ring. Good under wear is essential.
Corrected attitudes are more
important than purity of color. Membership
is open to all ages and all backgrounds.
Ideally there should be no limit
to the effort and height members will
rise to on behalf of the Association.
Although faults are to be discouraged,
members should, nerveless, be tolerant
and understanding of those in others.
those of you who don't already know this.
Yes this is a joke directed at members
and is not a required standard,
(Member Standard) was written by Ray Delaney
for another breed back In Ireland, where
the members were always complaining and
disagreeing, so as a joke one day he decided
that it wasn't only the animals that needed
a standard but also his members too, so
he wrote a standard for his members and
placed it in the breed year book as a
I thought it was very good so decided
to share it with you.