Fédération Cynologique Internationale



FCI-Standard N° 106

Blue Picardy Spaniel

(Epagneul Bleu de Picardie)




The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.

ORIGIN

: France.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: 24.06.1987.

UTILISATION

: Pointing dog.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION

:
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.2Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type
With working trial


TRANSLATION

: Mrs. Peggy Davis.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Quite low to the ground dog, well built for the job. General appearance on the whole, a true Picardy Spaniel.

HEAD

:

CRANIAL REGION

:

Skull

: Oval, relatively wide without prominent parietal bones, occipital crest slightly visible.

Stop

: Moderately accentuated but marked.

FACIAL REGION

:

Nose

: Broad, well open nostrils.

Muzzle

: Long and quite broad.

Lips

: Wide and pendulous forming a distinctly square muzzle.

Eyes

: Calm expression; eyes dark, large, well open.

Leathers

: Must be set slightly above the eye level, quite thick, framing the head; beautiful wavy silky hair; the leather stretched in its length must reach the tip of the muzzle.

NECK

: Well set. A slight dewlap is permitted.

BODY

:

Topline

: Back and loin: Not too long, well sustained.

Croup

: Rather a little falling away.

Chest

: Chest: Of medium depth.
Ribs: Harmoniously sprung and descending to elbow level.

TAIL

: Not extending too much beyond the hock and definitely without a hook.

LIMBS

:

FOREQUARTERS

:

Shoulder

: Shoulder and upper arm: Slightly oblique.

Forearm

: Strong and well muscled.

FEET

:

Forefeet

: Round, a little broad but not flat, well furnished with hair in between tightly closed toes.

Hind feet

: As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

:

Thigh

: Well muscled.

Lower thigh

: Long and furnished with profuse fringes.

Hock

: Bent without exaggeration and furnished with fringes from the hock to the foot.

COAT

:

HAIR

: Flat; or slightly wavy legs and tail well furnished with fringes.

COLOUR

: Grey black speckled forming a bluish shade, with black patches.

SIZE

:

Height at withers

: 57 to 60 cm for the males, a little less for the females.

FAULTS

:
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Skull: Too narrow-lacking chiselling.
  • Muzzle: Pointed.
  • Eye: Light and too small.
  • Leather: Short, set too high and too thin.
  • Chest: Ribs too flat or too round.
  • Foot: Flat, splayed or too broad.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.