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PICARDY SPANIEL (Epagneul picard)

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FCI-Standard N° 108 / 25. 09. 1998 / GB


TRANSLATION : Mrs Kincaid.

ORIGIN : France.


UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.


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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.


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.


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.


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


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.

  • Head pear-shaped, too narrow.
  • 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.

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






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