(Picture from the Spaniel Club of Portugal)
F.C.I. -Standard No. 123
Origin: Great Britain
dog. Ideal for rough shooting or companion for the country dweller. Not suitable
Retrievers, Flushing Dogs and Water Dogs. Section 2 Flushing Dogs. With working
balanced, noble, upstanding sporting Spaniel built for activity and endurance.
docile, active, sensitive, independant.
the impression of high breeding, character and nobility. Well chiselled, occiput
well defined, lean beneath eyes. A thickness here gives coarseness to whole
head. Slightly raised eyebrows. Moderate stop. Nose well developed with good
open nostrils. Muzzle long and lean neither snipy nor squarely cut. In profile
curving gradually from nose to throat.
strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth
closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
but almond shaped with tight lids showing no haw. Grave and gentle in
expression. Dark hazel in colour.
long and wide, set low and well feathered.
strong and muscular enabling dog to retrieve his game without undue fatigue.
and well developed. Ribs moderately well sprung. Length of rib cage is 2/3 of
the body length. Back and loin strong, level and muscular.
Docked by one third. Set on low. Never carried above level of back. Nicely
feathered, with lively action.
Set low. Never carried above level of back. Nicely feathered with lively action.
Reaches approximately to the hocks. Of moderate length in balance with the rest
of the dog.
long and sloping and well laid back. Legs of moderate length. Straight, flat
muscular; stifles moderately bent. Hocks well let down.
unhurried stride with great drive from the rear. Short, stumping action
Long, flat, glossy and silky in texture. Never curly, short or wiry. Dense and weatherproof. Abundant feathering on chest, under body and behind legs, out clean from hock to ground.
Black, liver or roan. Any one of these with tan markings. In self-coloured dogs white or roan on chest permissible. Clear black/white or liver/ white unacceptable.
45.7 cm (18 ins) at the shoulders. Weight between 18-25 kg (40-55 lbs)
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.
animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the
Standard No. 123 / 06.05. 1997 / GB. Date of Publication of the original valid
standard: 24. 06. 1987.)