That of an active, game, hardy, small working terrier of the short-legged class; very free in its movements, strongly but not heavily built, standing well forward on its forelegs, deep in the ribs, well coupled with strong hindquarters and presenting a well-proportioned build with a medium length of back, having a hard, weather-resistant coat; head shorter and wider than any other terrier and well furnished with hair giving a general foxy expression.


Skull – Broad in proportion to length with a decided stop and well furnished with hair on the top of the head, which may be somewhat softer than the body coat. Muzzle – Strong but not too long or heavy. Teeth- Large,mouth neither overshot nor undershot. Nose – Black. Eyes – Set wide apart, rather sunken, with shaggy eyebrows, medium in size, hazel or dark hazel in color, depending on body color, with a keen terrier expression. Ears – Small, pointed, well carried erectly, set wide apart on the side of the head. Free from long hairs.


Well-muscled, strong, active body with well-sprung, deep ribs, coupled to strong hindquarters, with a level back of medium length, giving an impression of strength and activity without heaviness.


Shoulders, Legs and Feet: A sloping shoulder, medium length of leg, good but not too heavy bone; forelegs should not be out at elbows, and be perfectly straight, but forefeet may be slightly turned out. Forefeet larger than hind feet. Legs must be covered with hard hair. Pads should be thick and strong and dog should stand well up on its feet.


Hard and weather-resistant. Must be double-coated with profuse harsh outer coat and short, soft, close furry undercoat.


English Language Arts – Curricular competencies: Comprehend and Connect – reading, listening, viewing: grade four

Learning Objective – Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding

Type of Educational Graphic: Organizational: convey structure or sequence, hierarchical, sequential


  • The principle of coherence where extraneous words and pictures are eliminated and important information I want the students to focus on is highlighted.  Specific parts of the Cairns body are highlighted with a number and then information is presented describing the important anatomy – a principle known as signaling.  Key terms are in bold under the image and information is highlighted to describe the body part.


  • Contrasting colours used to make text stand out


  • Simple graphic with contrasting text colour to highlight specific body parts
  • Bold face title
  • Bold-face headings to describe important terms

2 Comments on Week 3: Activity 2 – Create + Comment on my Educational Graphic

  1. mfarooq says:

    Hi Nicole,

    Well done, good use of text labels for the picture, I have to admit i don’t have good aesthetic sense to draw diagram or take picture. I never take pictures because I believe pictures remind me of the past and I have no time to live in the past. I want to live in present and future. Anyway good luck.


  2. keith webster says:

    Hi Nicole,

    This is a good example of an educational graphic. I think you could play with the font colour of your labels to see if they can stand out better. You could also consider having the labels outside of the body of the Cairn Terrier with lines leading the the point described. It’s a matter of degrees of success. The actual image is a good one for this use – often a diagram works better than a photo for elementary descriptions.

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