Fédération Cynologique Internationale



FCI-Standard N° 114

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

(Epagneul de Pont-Audemer)




The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.

ORIGIN

: France.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: 06.05.1964.

UTILISATION

: Pointing dog.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION

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


TRANSLATION

: Mrs. Peggy Davis.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Stocky and vigorous dog.

HEAD

:

CRANIAL REGION

:

Skull

: Round and developed at the top, occipital crest prominent; the parietals are rather round. The forehead rising towards the topknot which must be very curly and well placed on the top of the skull, leaving the forehead bare.

Stop

: Forming a weak angle, although marked.

FACIAL REGION

:

Nose

: Brown, protruding perceptibly above the front of the lips, rather pointed.

Muzzle

: Long, arched in the middle part.

Lips

: Fine and slightly let down, making the muzzle rather pointed.

Eyes

: Dark amber or hazel, rather small, well set into the socket; kind and frank expression.

Ears

: Medium thickness, flat, set on rather low in such a way as to keep them away from the cheeks; long and furnished with long silky very curly hair, joining the top knot to show a beautiful curly wig really framing the head.

NECK

: A little arched, neat, well muscled, joining finely to the head and solidly to the shoulders.

BODY

:

Back

: Straight or slightly convex.

Loin

: Quite short, broad, solid, muscular.

Croup

: Very slightly oblique.

Chest

: Deep, broad, going down fully to level of the elbow; ribs ong and protruding, the last rib close to the hip.

Flank

: Flat and a little raised.

TAIL

: Set almost at the level of the loin line, carried quite straight, generally docked to one third of its length; thick at the base, well feathered with curly hair which should surround the tail completely. When the tail is not docked, it must be of medium length, carried a little curved.

LIMBS

: The legs must be rather short, the dog being rather low to the ground, yet without falling into the Cocker type.

FOREQUARTERS

:

Shoulder

: Strong, long, sloping, close at the point where they join the spinal column.

Upper Arm

: Strong and muscled.

FEET

:

Forefeet

: Round, set true, furnished with long, curly hairs between the toes.

Hind feet

: See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

: Haunch: Prominent and reaching the height of the back.

Thigh

: Straight, well let down, muscular, fleshy, with culottes. Point of buttock prominent.

Hock joint

: Broad and straight, without deviation either in or out.

Hock

: Rather short, furnished especially at the back with a curly fringe. Dewclaws to be avoided.

COAT

:

HAIR

: Curly and slightly ruffled.

COLOUR

: Brown, preferably brown and grey mottled, with dead leaf glints.

SIZE

:

Height at withers

: 52 - 58 cm.

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 flat on the sides, forehead parallel to the muzzle; lack of topknot, topknot reaching to the superciliary arches or topknot formed by hanging hair.
  • Stop forming a weak angle, although marked.
  • Nose black, pale, dudley nose or round.
  • Muzzle short or too convex.
  • Lips thick, with flews.
  • Eyes too light, set level with the head surface or too sunken. Look unfriendly or vicious.
  • Ears thick, folded, too short, set too high, carried either forward or backward.
  • Neck too heavy, flat on its top line, too thick in its junction with the head.
  • Back long, narrow or hollow.
  • Loin long, narrow or flat.
  • Croup falling steeply away, too straight.
  • Chest insufficiently let down, too round or hollow; ribs flat or too close together.
  • Flanks too fleshy, too deep.
  • Tail set too high or too low, too curved, carried sabre fashion with a plume.
  • Shoulders short, straight, wide apart at the summit.
  • Upper arm thin.
  • Haunch low set.
  • Thigh flat.
  • Hock joints deviated, straight, too wide apart or too close together.
  • Hocks long, oblique from back to front or deviating to the right or the left, without fringes.
  • Feet narrow, much too broad, too hairy; fleshy pads.
  • Coat too flat, too curly, too hard or too fine; topknot not curly or falling as in the Poodle.
  • Colour black or black and white, presence of tan markings.
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.