FCI-Standard N° 2 / 07. 09. 1998 / GB
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.
SUGGESTED BREEDINGS by MENANDPETS.COM:
No breeding to signal
if you want to know like signaling yours,
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 2.2 British and Irish Pointers and Setters, Setter.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Of medium height, clean in outline, elegant in appearance and movement.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Very active with a keen game sense. Intensely friendly and good natured.
HEAD : Carried high; long and reasonably lean.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Oval from ear to ear, showing plenty of brain room; occipital protuberance well-defined.
Stop : Well defined.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Colour of nose black or liver, according to colour of coat. Nostrils wide.
Muzzle : Moderately deep and fairly square, from stop to point of nose should be equal to length of skull from occiput to eyes.
Lips : Not too pendulous.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong and of nearly equal length, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Full dentition desirable.
Eyes : Bright, mild and expressive. Colour ranging between hazel and dark brown, the darker the better. In liver beltons only, a lighter eye acceptable. Eyes oval and not protruding.
Ears : Moderate length, set on low, and hanging in neat folds close to cheek, tip velvety, upper part clothed in fine silky hair.
NECK : Rather long, muscular and lean, slightly arched at crest, and clean cut where it joins head, towards shoulder larger and very muscular, never throaty nor pendulous below throat, but elegant in appearance.
BODY : Moderate length.
Back : Short and level.
Loin : Wide, slightly arched, strong and muscular.
Chest : Deep in brisket, very good depth and width between shoulder blades. Ribs good round, widely sprung and deep in back ribs, i.e. well ribbed up.
TAIL : Set almost in line with back, medium length, not reaching below hock, neither curly nor ropy, slightly curved or scimitar-shaped but with no tendency to turn upwards : flag or feathers hanging in long pendant flakes. Feather commencing slightly below the root, and increasing in length towards middle, then gradually tapering towards end; hair long, bright, soft and silky, wavy but not curly. Lively and slashing in movement and carried in a plane not higher than level of back.
Shoulders : Well set back or oblique.
Elbows : Well let down close to body.
Forearms : Straight and very muscular with rounded bone.
Pastern : Short, strong, round and straight.
HINDQUARTERS : Legs well muscled including second thigh. Long from hip to hock.
Thighs : Long.
Stifles : Well bent.
Hock : Inclining neither in nor out and well let down.
FEET : Well padded, tight, with close well arched toes protected by hair between them.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free and graceful action, suggesting speed and endurance. Free movement of the hock showing powerful drive from hindquarters. Viewed from rear, hip, stifle and hock joints in line. Head naturally high.
HAIR : From back of head in line with ears slightly wavy, not curly, long and silky, as is coat generally, breeches and forelegs nearly down to feet well feathered.
COLOUR : Black and white (blue belton), orange and white (orange belton), lemon and white (lemon belton), liver and white (liver belton) or tricolour, that is blue belton and tan or liver belton and tan, those without heavy patches of colour on body but flecked (belton) all over preferred.
Dogs : 65-68 cm (25,5-27 ins). Bitches : 61-65 cm (24-25,5 ins).
NOTE OF THE STANDARD COMMITTEE : « Belton » is the customary term used for the description of the distinctive coat-ticking of the English Setter. Belton is a village in Northumberland. This expression has been created and spread out by the book about the English Setter written by Mr. Edward Lavarack, breeder who has had a preponderating influence upon the actual appearance of the breed.
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.
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.
automatic translate from inseparabile.com
In a generalized
Of braccoide type and medium ransom, elegant of aspect and
movements, thanks also to the hair leggermente waved that form
graceful frange on the front limbs, a great athlete who does not
scare itself of forehead
to the long distances or uneven lands.
Always active and vigorous, sport life has need of one. It has
sensitive temperament mansueto and; extremely devout person to the
the long and dry head, with stop very pronounced; the skull
oval between the ears, and with swell occipita them and
marked. The rather squared snout. The eyes, shining and sweet, go
from the nocciola to the dark brown. the orecchie, of medium length,
are inserted low and hang against cheeks. The limbs are solid and
equip you of good musculature. The short and horizontal back, the
wide kidney, leggermente inarcato, and strongly muscoloso.
Ransom: 56-62 cm to the garrese the male; 54-60 the female.
It falls: of medium length, leggermente incurvata or to
scimitarra, with long frange in the inferior part.
Colors: black and white man, orange and white man, lemon and
white man, brown and tricolour white man or.
All us that discosti from
the indicated standard verr I penalize the gravit second.
Characters generate them
The general conformation that one of a
light mesomorfo whose log is in the rectangle and therefore with the
front limb, from earth to the elbow, devout short of the height from
the elbow to the garrese.
Beautiful setter the English one puts
into effect them must be a dog that joins the power; without gravity , to
the elegance of the shapes; its aspect must denote the attitude to
the job; great facilit of long movements, muscles, good skeleton,
but, diamtri not too much strongly cross-sectional not too much
pronounces to you. Raccomander not to discard those never enough
setters English mastodontici, with abundant skin, linfati to us,
with large head, than beyond being outside type, will be little
resistant discs of a valve and.
Dolicocefala: its total length of 4/10 of the Height.
The length of the equal skull to the length of the
snout and lamet of the length of the snout and met of the total
length of the head are found on the horizontal line that combines
the two inner angles of the eyes.
The cefalico index total
it does not have to exceed the
n.45 , cio the bizigomatica width of the
skull must be inferior to met of the total length of the head.
The directions of the advanced longitudinal aces of the skull
and the snout are between of they parallels.
Long, dry, light
without esagerazione, the jump marked nose-facade, the labbra
decidedly designed in their front part must finish to the jaws, not
flabby and pendants.
Tartufo sar large, wide, humid, fresh and the diamond,
black or dark brown: the pigment brown is found in kind in the white
man-orange and the liver.
tolerated the pigment color carnicino.
it must be on the same line of the nasal cane and profile sight, its
front face is found on same vertical the slowly front one of the
labbra. Narici open and furnitures and the thin nasal wings.
Nasal cane :
Straight, long, wide; measured to met of its length, its
width 40% of the length of the same nasal cane. For its length and
direction in relationship with the axis of the skull you see the
description of the head.
Labbra and snout :
The labbra they must be only developed to cover to sides
the jaw, therefore labbra much soft, not flabby and hanging, the
anteroinferiore-lateral profile of the snout little introduces the
design of a semicircle to rope sluice, perci in setter English the
ineriore profile of the snout still given from the labbra. The
length of the snout corresponds to the length of the nasal cane and
its lateral faces are between of they parallels; the front face
introduces flat and cio quadrant. The length of the snout must catch
up met of the total length of the head. The direction of the
advanced longitudinal aces of the skull and the snout is between of
they parallels. The region sottorbita them must introduce of the
salienze and reliefs, the subcutaneous cellular woven one and
muscles little develop to you, the thin skin: it must cio be very
Of equal length, with labbra of the jaw tending to the
straight line in all the its length with dental combaciandosi
perfectly (to scissor arched). Complete healthy teeth for
developments and number.
Emphasized but not abrupt.
The length of the equal skull to the length of the
snout. The cefaletico index total does not have to exceed number 45,
cio the bizigomatica length of the skull must be inferior to met of
the total length of the head. The cap of the skull, sight of
profile, dve to be leggermente convex, the posterior part must be
oval, sensitive the crest occipita them. The skull less wide frale
orecchie. The sidewalls are ovunque flat.
The frontal breasts a
lot develops to you. Sutura metopica marked.
The orecchie must low be attacked and cio to level of
the zigomatica or better arched one under and GO BACK TO LIST, cio between
the junction of the head and the neck. Of moderated length, they do
not have to never catch up the 2/3 of the total length of the head.
In normal station and with the head in horizontal position the
tip passes of approximately three centimeters the inferior line of
the throat. They must hang without to bear away cheeks and not to
put in extension theirs makes inner. They do not have to be wide cio
do not have to be explained in all their width. The ear of the
setter English forms a fold on if same, in longitudinal sense (cio,
second the lungezza of the ear) and this allowed fold exactly from
the thin and soft skin and the thin and fine cartilage. The frange
fine and setacee that they cover the external face of the pavilion,
they must diminish in length in the inferior part so that the
estremit of the pavilion, that it comprises the space of two or
three centimeters to the maximum, it must be covered of shaved and
The apex of the pavilion must finish in one
heads leggermente rounded off.
They must be large, shining, sweet, expressed to you,
denoting intelligence; in position semilateral, of color nocciola
dark devout the possible one; however the color pu to be a p less
dark in setters the white men, white man-orange. The sopracigliare
arched one must clearly be separated from the forehead. The eyelids
do not have to leave to notice the congiuntiva, very adherent being
cio to the eyeball and the pigmentazione of their margin or black
equal neck to the length of the head:it must catch up the 4/10 of
the Height. Its circumference, to met of its length,
in one setter of cm. 60 to the garrese, must be of cm. 40. It must
be very muscoloso, quantunque lean, leggermente arch in its advanced
median part; its conjunction with the clearly marked head, so as to
to leave the posterior part of the skull very free.
must grow tall with harmony and muscles to increase of importance in
the junction point with the shoulder, but without gravity and always
conserving elegance. It must always be free from giogaia and the
frange, forming a light collar to the inferior margin, they must
The length of the log measured from the tip of the
shoulder (bachelor articulation humeral) to the tip of the buttock
(posterior tip of the ischio) must advanced the Height. The greater length of the log does not have advanced to
1/20 of the Height or the maximum a 1/18. The log of
the setter must remain in a rectangle.
Very open and wide with muscles chest straps very it
develops to you. Its width in direct proportion of that one of the
cost one, and must be of 25% of the Height, measured
between the supeo-front margins of the arms. The situated handle-bar
of the sterno to the level of the tip of the shoulders.
It must come down until to the elbow and best ifit
surpasses it of approximately two centimeters. Deep with long coasts
and very convex and it arches to it costs opened them. The last
false coasts very approached the front margin of thighs. Very convex
to the met of their height.
Its cross-sectional diameter, than
devout developed to met of the height of the cost one, goes
gradatamente diminishing towards the sterno, without to form for
Long the sternale region, must rimontare sweetly
towards the abdomen.
The circumference of the cost one must be
1/4 advanced of the Height and its cross-sectional
diameter of 39% of the same height.
In a setter English of cm.60
to the garrese the cost one it would have to supply the following
measures: perimeter measured GO BACK TO LIST the elbow cm.74; to it arches
costs them cm.64, profondit cm.33 height cm.31,5, cross-sectional
diameter cm. 19.
Garrese elevated on the dorsal and tightened line for
ravvicinamento of the tip of the bachelor between of they. The
profile of the straight back. The length of the back must be in
connection with profondit of the thorax (the length): to every
vertebra dorsal rib corresponds one.
Lombo and kidney :
Very supplied of muscles in width. Very fused with the
line of the seen back and very arch of profile. Its width and length
a p less fifth of the Height are approached the
Ventre and flanks :
The ventre it must rimontare leggermente, but not too
much: it does not have to be levrett . . The flanks
are long as the lombi and little it grooves to you.
Wide, muscolosa, horizontal (with inclination of
approximately 10 on the horizontal). Its length of approximately 1/3
of the Height and the width of 1/7 of the Height.
inserted high, large and sturdy to the root, it goes
diminishing of grossezza until the tip. Its length must exceed of
approximately three centimeters the height of the front limb to the
elbow. rather low capacity that high, without lateral shunting line,
leggermente incurvata to shape of turned upside down scythe.
frange they do not have to begin
from the root of the tail , but only two or
three centimeters from the junction and increase gradatamente of
length until the met of its length in order diminishing gradually
until the tip of the tail, so as to to assume the shape of a
triangle isoscele. The silks must fall in frange straight or
leggermente undulated, not folte, never increspate and goffered.
The two testicoli must be of correct
and equal development, contained in their natural center: in the
normal seen of profile :
1) the vertical one, lowered from the
bachelor-humeral articulation (tip of the shoulder or the arm) must
fall touching the tip of the fingers.
2) the vertical one
lowered the omero-radial articulation must divide in two nearly
equal parts (greater the that front one), the forearm, the carpo,
exiting outside posteriorly to level of the met of the length of the
normal seen of forehead :
The vertical one lowered the
bachelor-humeral articulation must divide in two nearly equal parts
the forearm, the carpo, metacarpo and the foot.
The length of the front limb from earth to the
inferior elbow to the length measured from the elbow to the garrese
. . This length reduced of the limb
measured from earth to the given elbow from brevit of the forearm that in the devout
others setter along of the arm .
peculiarit of the setter English has given origin to the happy
expression: "setter anglais east prs de the lands" and this
conformation exactly that one that favors the "gattonamento".
Long 1/4 (if devout better long) of the Height, tilted of 45- 55 on the horizontal, with muscles a lot
develops to you and free in the movements.
The tips of the
bachelor, in the dog in normal station and back erected must be a
lot drawn near between of they (not devout distant of a centimeter
As the supplied muscle shoulder a lot develops to you
and strongly skeleton. Inclination of approximately on the 65 has
one horizontal and the length ( advanced to that one of the forearm
) approximately 33% of the Height. Its direction nearly parallel to the median plan of the
Strongly skeleton, introduces one vertical line; its
section oval, to difference of the
others setters its inferior length to that one of the arm. In a
setter English of cm. 60 to the garrese, the height of the limb to
the elbow of cm.28,50 . . With an inferior
height to this measure a too much short limb would be had and the
dog would be esageratamente prs de
lands to damage of the aesthetic one, of
the sailing point and the velocit.
The elbows must be found in a
flat parallel to the median plan of the body: not too much locked to
the wall of cost (sayings elbows sluices), n it turns aside you to
the infuori (open elbows).
The tip of the elbow must somewhat
find ahead to the perpendicular descent from the tail angle
(posterior tip) of the bachelor.
On the seen vertical line of forehead; profile approval
must be spread so that the vertical one lowered from the radial
omero articulation must divide in two equal parts the forearm and
the carpo and exit outside to met of the length of the metacarpo.
Its length a p advanced of 1/6 of the height of all the limb to the
. Piede :
Of shape oval (foot of lepre) with very near between
they and arch, covered fingers of hair enough along also between the
fingers. Hard and nails ricurve and pigmented sole.
normal seen of profile :
The vertical one lowered from the tip
of the buttock must always touch the tip of the fingers, having the
metatarso to be in vertical position.
normal seen posteriorly :
The vertical one lowered from the tip
of the buttock must divide in two equal parts the tip of the
garretto, metatarso and foot.
Wide, long, and muscolosa with convex posterior margin,
its direction oblqua from the high to the bottom and GO BACK TO LIST in ahead
(75%) and, regarding the vertical one, parallel to the median plan
of the body. Its length does not have to be inferior to the third
party of the Height and the external face must catch
up the 3/4 of its length.
With strong skeleton, very supplied of muscles, with
very marked gambale rabbet. Its little inferior length to that one
of the thigh and its inclination of approximately 38 on the
Its faces must be the much wide and its front angle,
date the emphasized inclination of the tibia, closed. The distance
from the tip of the garretto to earth must be of approximately 27%
of the Height.
The posterior line that they give
the tip of the garretto comes down to earth must be found on the
vertical one lowered from the tip of the ischio.
The metatarso its length of approximately must be always
found in vertical position and, in one setter of cm. 60 to the
garrese, cm. 16,50. Sturdy, dry, lacking in spurs; profile approval
must be found GO BACK TO LIST of the vertical one lowered from the tip of the
buttock, a p devout of the measure of the foot.
. Piede :
With all requirement of front and p a little oval.
Aim, ironed, maintains in all its length, than of
approximately cm. 5-6, one straight line, without some shunting line
from its axis. of setacea nature.
shaved on the head,
ad.eccezione.della make external of the pavilion of the orecchie
(advanced part), front margin and on the lateral faces of the
forearm, the footstep, and the metatarso. Shape frange not folte to
the inferior margin of the neck, to the sternale region, the
posterior margin of the limbs, to buttocks and the tail.
feet very are guarniti of hair especially between the fingers.
Abundant Sottopelo only in the winter season.
Color of the mantle :
The color of the English cape of the setter variable:
binaco and black tending to the blue (blue-bleton); white man-orange
(orange-belton); white man and brown (liver-belton);
(white man to black spots and focature); these colors are from
The capes entire focati white men, liver,
orange, black nerei and are not search to you.
can be devout or less numerous and the devout or less large spots.
Thin, with limited connecting subcutaneous and perci
very adherent to the body, in every region, it does not have to form
giogaia to the neck and the head does not have to introduce wrinkles
absolutely. The black mucosae and sclerose or brown and cos also the
nails and the sole of the plantari bearings, and digita them.
In i males from cm. 56 to cm. 62; in the females from
cm. 54 to cm. 60.
From Kg. 20 to 30.
sailing point :
In hunting to great gallop.
height of thesetter English does not have to exceed the cm. 60.