Fédération Cynologique Internationale



FCI-Standard N° 108

Picardy Spaniel

(Epagneul Picard)




The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.

ORIGIN

: France.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: 30.10.1964.

UTILISATION

: Pointing dog.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION

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


TRANSLATION

: Mrs Kincaid.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: A strong, broadbacked dog, well boned with strong limbs; gentle expression; head carriage gay and striking. Very well constructed forequarters.

HEAD

:

CRANIAL REGION

:

Skull

: Wide and rounded, prominent occiput; parietals flat.

Stop

: Sloping to the muzzle, not at right angle.

FACIAL REGION

:

Nose

: Brown, medium sized, nicely rounded.

Muzzle

: Long, sufficiently wide, tapering from the set on at the skull to the nose; very slightly arched in the middle part.

Lips

: Of medium thickness, slightly let down, not hanging.

Eyes

: Dark amber in colour, well opened; expression frank and friendly.

Ears

: Set on rather low, framing the skull with beautiful wavy, silky hair.

NECK

: Well let into the shoulders, muscular.

BODY

: Haunch bones slightly lower than the withers.

Loin

: Straight, not too long, wide and full.

Croup

: Very slightly sloping, rounded.

Chest

: Deep, sufficiently wide, reaching well down to elbow level.

Flank

: Flat, yet deep, though with a slight tuck-up.

TAIL

: Set-on not too high. Hanging down in two slight curves, convex and concave. Not too long, furnished with lovely silky feathering.

LIMBS

:

FOREQUARTERS

: Forelegs straight, well muscled, feathered.

Shoulder

: Shoulder-blade rather long, somewhat upright, sufficiently muscled.

Upper Arm

: Well muscled.

Elbow

: Well set.

FEET

:

Forefeet

: Round, large, tight, with a little feathering between the toes.

Hind feet

: See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

: Hindlegs well feathered down to the hock.
Haunches: Prominent, reaching to the level of the back and loins.

Thigh

: Straight, long, broad, well muscled.

Hock

: Slightly bent.

Rear pastern

: Straight.

SKIN

: Rather fine and supple.

COAT

:

HAIR

: Dense and not too silky; fine on head, slightly wavy on the body.

COLOUR

: Grey mottling with brown patches on different pads of the body and root of tail. Most often marked with tan on head and limbs.

SIZE

:

Height at withers

:
55 to 60 cm.
A tolerance up to 62 cm is accepted for males.

FAULTS

:
  • Skull too square, too narrow, too short.
  • Stop at right angle.
  • Nose black, pointed, pinched; split nose.
  • Muzzle too short, too curved.
  • Lips too thick, too short.
  • Eyes too light, too deep set, level with the skull; slit eyes; vicious look.
  • Ears narrow, short, set on too high, too curly or lack of silky hair.
  • Neck too long, too thin, too short.
  • Back too long, sunken.
  • Loin too long, too narrow, too weak.
  • Croup too sloping.
  • Chest too narrow, not deep enough.
  • Flanks too full, too deep, with excessive tuck-up.
  • Tail carried in sabre-fashion, too long, too curled, set-on too high or too low.
  • Forelegs without feathering, fine, tied at elbows or out at elbows.
  • Shoulder blade short, too upright or too oblique, sloping too much backwards.
  • Upper arm with weak bone.
  • Pastern joint knuckling over.
  • Haunches too low, too high, too close together.
  • Upper thighs narrow, lack of feathering.
  • Hocks too bent or cow-hocked.
  • Feet narrow, flat or splayed.
  • Skin too thick.
  • Hair fine, silky, curly, or too short.
  • Too much brown colour, patched with white or black.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
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.
  • Head pear-shaped, too narrow.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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