The Kennel Club





Kooikerhondje




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: January 2014

CLASSIFICATION

: Utility

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Orange-red parti-coloured dog with a nearly square body with length slightly more than height at shoulders. High head carriage. An untrimmed coat with well feathered tail.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Temperament friendly, good natured and alert. A sporting and companion dog whose purpose is to work as a duck decoy and control vermin. Self-confident, keen, swift and tough.

HEAD

: Skull moderately curved. Length of skull and muzzle approximately equal. Stop clearly visible in profile but not too deep. Muzzle slightly wedge shaped, not too deep. Well filled under the eye. Lips close-fitting and well pigmented. Nose black.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaw.

Eyes

: Deep brown, almond-shaped, surrounded by orange-red hair. Black eye rims. Friendly and alert expression.

Ears

: Medium sized, set just above eye level; pendant, carried close to the cheeks without fold, never flying. Well feathered, black tips (‘ear rings’) which develop with age, highly desirable.

NECK

: Well muscled, of moderate length. A slightly heavier coat around the neck is highly desirable.

BODY

: Length of body from point of shoulder to point of buttock slightly longer than height at withers. Strong, level back. Chest reaching to the elbows with well sprung ribs. Sufficiently developed forechest. Slight tuck up.

TAIL

: Tail set follows line of croup, reaching to the hock. Carried at or above the level of the back. Never curled. Well feathered with white plume.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Well laid shoulder with upper arm well angulated and of approximately equal length. Elbow lies close to the body. Strong, slightly sloping pasterns. Forelegs straight, of sufficient bone, moderately feathered.

FEET

: Small, compact and slightly oval.

HINDQUARTERS

: Strong and well muscled, moderately well angulated and hind legs parallel when viewed from the rear. Slightly sloping croup. Hocks well let down. Well feathered to mid-thigh.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Flowing and springy with good extension and rear drive.

COAT

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HAIR

: Medium long, slightly waved or straight; not curled, close fitting. Hair texture not too fine, well developed undercoat. The coat on the head, front part of the legs and the feet should be short. Well feathered tail, moderate feathering to underline and back of legs; never below the hocks.

COLOUR

: Patches of clear orange-red on white with orange-red predominating on body. White blaze preferred. A few black hairs intermingling with the orange-red colour and slight ticking are acceptable but less desirable. A black tail ring, where the colour changes to white, is permitted.

SIZE

: Height: Dogs 37 - 42 cms (14 ½ - 16 ½ ins); Bitches 35 - 40 cms (14 - 16 ins).

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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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