(Picture from the Dutch Kooikerhondje Association)
Translation: Raad van Beheer, corrected by Prof. Triquet.
Decoy Spaniel; Dutch Waterfowl Dog; Kooiker Dog
OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD:
This little spaniel which worked formerly and is still working so successfully
in duck decoys, is a true sporting dog with a lively temperament. It is
harmoniously built. Its coat is shiny, nicely coloured and well feathered.
F.C.I.: Group 8
Retrievers-Flushing Dogs-Wather- Dogs. Selection 2 Flushing Dogs. Without
HISTORICAL SUMMARY: This
Dutch breed ist now officialliy recognized. The interim standard was approved by
the << Raad van Beheer>> on June 18. 1966. As she had already done
with numereous other breeds, Baroness van Hardenbroek added another jewel to the
Dutch breeds. Good quality speciments in sufficient number are now being bred.
The annual meeting of the Kooikerhondje played an important part in the
development of this sporting breed.
parti-coloured dog with a nearly square body. It has a well feathered tail and a
high head carriage.
length of the body is slightly more than the height at withers. Length of the
skull about equal to the muzzle.
Cheerful, but not noisy, very dependent on its domestic environment,
friendly, good-natured and alert.
Sufficiently broad moderately rounded,
Distinct, but not too deep.
Not too deep in profile
The standard is scissore bite, pincer bite admitted.
Almond-shaped, deep brown with a friendly, alert expression
Medium sized, set on just above the line from the point of the nose to the
corner of the eye; no white; hanging close to the cheeks. Long feathered, black
tips (carrings) are preferred.
Straight and well muscled
Deep with sufficient spring of ribs
Carried on level with back or slightly above; not curled. Well feathered with a
white plume, the last vertebra reaching the hock.
Forelegs straight and not too heavily feathered.
Breeches long feathered, but not feathering below the hock; the tersal joint
Small with tight toes; covered with short hair.
Should be flowing and springy, not stepping.
Medium long, with a slight wave or straight; not curled and close fitting. Hair
not too fine, well developed undercoat; easily kept.
Distinct and clear lighter orange-red patches on white. Orange-red colour should
dominate. Black and white, an tricoloured dogs are not admitted.
pattern: White blaze
and orange red coloured cheeks are preferred.
at the withers: About
35 - 40 cm (14 - 16 ins)
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the
with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to ist degree.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into