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FCI-Standard N° 136  / 06. 04. 1998  / GB


ORIGIN : Great Britain.


UTILIZATION : Companion and Toy.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group     9     Companion and Toy Dogs.
                                                Section    7     English Toy Spaniels.
                                                Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Active, graceful and well balanced, with gentle expression.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Sporting, affectionate, absolutely fearless.  Gay, friendly, non-aggressive; no tendency towards nervousness.


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Skull : Almost flat between ears.
Stop : Shallow.

Nose : Nostrils black and well developed without flesh marks.
Muzzle : Length from base of stop to tip of nose about 1 1/2 ins. (3,8 cm).  Well tapered.  Face well filled below eyes.  Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.
Lips : Well developed and not pendulous.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Large, dark, round but not prominent; spaced well apart.
Ears : Long, set high, with plenty of feather.

NECK : Moderate length, slightly arched.

Back : Level.
Loin : Short-coupled.
Chest : Moderate; good spring of ribs.

TAIL : Length of tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back.  Docking optional.  If docked no more than one-third to be removed.


FOREQUARTERS : Legs moderately boned, straight.
Shoulders : Well laid back.

HINDQUARTERS : Legs with moderate bone.
Stifle : Well turned.
Hocks : No tendency to cow- or sickle-hocks.

FEET : Compact, cushioned and well feathered.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Free-moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from GO BACK TO LIST.  Fore-and hindlegs move parallel when viewed from in front and GO BACK TO LIST.


HAIR : Long, silky, free from curl.  Slight wave permissible.  Plenty of feathering.  Totally free from trimming.

COLOUR : Recognized colours are :

  • Black and Tan : Raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail.  Tan should be bright.  White marks undesirable.
  • Ruby : Whole coloured rich red. White markings undesirable.
  • Blenheim : Rich chestnut markings well broken up, on pearly white ground.  Markings evenly divided on head, leaving room between ears for much valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
  • Tricolour : Black and white well spaced, broken up, with tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside legs, and on underside of tail.


     Any other colour or combination of colours highly undesirable.

WEIGHT :  5,4 - 8 kg (12 - 18 lbs).  A small, well-balanced dog well within these weights desirable.

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.

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The history

The King Charles and Cavalier, are from always appreciate to you dall.aristocrazia British, but the second quickly had fallen nelI' oblivion to advantage of the King. Thanks to a amatore of name Roswell Eldridge, Cavalier revives around to the beginning of the century, and various breeders launch themselves in the selection of the race, the whose effectives were multiplied, and in 1946 the Kennel Clubs finally granted the acknowledgment official. With passing of the years, the wide diffused Cavalier and has been caught up stung indeed remarkable in many countries.

In a generalized manner

Active, graceful dog and very proporzionato, with its sweet expression and its gioviale behavior, seduce hundred of new gets passionate every year to you. Affectionate full load of life and, does not have fear of null, to guarantee of a remarkable equilibrium and of large capacit in its role of companion. Generally allegro, friendly and never aggressive, as well as with its similar how much with the man. To take care of he much easy one: one simple regular spazzolatura in order to maintain it clean.


The nearly flat skull between the orecchie. 10 stop little emphasized, the tartufo always black, the large, dark and round eyes, but never too much sporgenti. The orecchie long, are attacked high with frange abundant. The chest medium developed, the short kidney and the ribs very centered. Its melted and elegant movement, with pushed fort of the posterior limbs. The setoso long hair but without boccoli.

RANSOM: only the weight mentioned from the standard, and must go from 5,5 little devout ones of 8 kg. The selection privileges a small dog whose weight is comprised between these limits.

TAIL: its length proporzionata to that one of the body; very inserted and capacity gladly.

Colors: four variet are recognized clearly distinguished: the black one focato, the ruby (steals), than unicolore red, the blenheim, from the cape white man with spots tricolour, black alive brown very distributed and finally and to the white man with spots color fire over the eyes, on cheeks, all.interno of the orecchie and the limbs and under the tail.

To avoid

. Lack of type

. Lack of stop

. Characteristics of nanismo

. Skull too much tightened

. Turned aside jaws, prognatismo

. Open fontanelle

. Yellow, too much small eyes or too much draw near to you

. Tartufo rose or with spots rosate on devout of a third party of the surface

. Rolled up tail

. Insellato or incurvato back