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FCI-Standard N° 108 / 25. 09. 1998 / GB
TRANSLATION : Mrs Kincaid.
ORIGIN : France.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 30.10.1964.
UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 1.2 Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type.With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: A strong, broadbacked dog, well boned with strong limbs; gentle expression; head carriage gay and striking. Very well constructed forequarters. HEAD
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.
Flanks: 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.
Shoulders: Shoulder-blade rather long, somewhat upright, sufficiently muscled.
Upper arm: Well muscled.
Elbow: Well set.
HINDQUARTERS: Hindlegs well feathered down to the hock.
Haunches : Prominent, reaching to the level of the back and loins.
Upper thighs : Straight, long, broad, well muscled.
Hocks : Slightly bent.
Rear pastern : Straight.
FEET: Round, large, tight, with a little feathering between the toes.
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.
Height at the withers: 55 to 60 cm.
A tolerance up to 62 cm is accepted for males.
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.
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