|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 106
Blue Picardy Spaniel(Epagneul Bleu de Picardie)
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 24.06.1987.
UTILISATION: Pointing dog.
|Group 7||Pointing Dogs|
|Section 1.2||Continental 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.
Skull: Oval, relatively wide without prominent parietal bones, occipital crest slightly visible.
Stop: Moderately accentuated but marked.
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.
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.
Shoulder: Shoulder and upper arm: Slightly oblique.
Forearm: Strong and well muscled.
Forefeet: Round, a little broad but not flat, well furnished with hair in between tightly closed toes.
Hind feet: As Forefeet.
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.
HAIR: Flat; or slightly wavy legs and tail well furnished with fringes.
COLOUR: Grey black speckled forming a bluish shade, with black patches.
Height at withers: 57 to 60 cm for the males, a little less for the females.
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.