|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 108
Picardy Spaniel(Epagneul Picard)
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 30.10.1964.
UTILISATION: Pointing dog.
|Group 7||Pointing Dogs|
|Section 1.2||Continental 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.
Skull: Wide and rounded, prominent occiput; parietals flat.
Stop: Sloping to the muzzle, not at right angle.
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.
FOREQUARTERS: Forelegs straight, well muscled, feathered.
Shoulder: Shoulder-blade rather long, somewhat upright, sufficiently muscled.
Upper Arm: Well muscled.
Elbow: Well set.
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.
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.
Height at withers:
55 to 60 cm.
A tolerance up to 62 cm is accepted for males.
- 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 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.