Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Burgos Pointing Dog

(Perdiguero de Burgos)

Perdiguero de Burgos


ORIGIN

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FCI
Spain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.05.1982.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog for fur and feather; much appreciated by the hunters who want a robust dog, resistant on any terrain and for any type of hunting, obedient, strong and above all endowed with a keen sense of smell. His excellent skill and style of hunting results from his calm and firmness in tracking as well as from his impeccable pointing and retrieving. Although usually used on small game, he is not averse to the hunting of big game, a task where he shows great courage.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.1Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Perdiguero de Burgos, or Spanish Pointer, is a large pointer that has contributed to the development of the other large pointing breeds. It has been in existence since the 1500’s, and is thought to be descended from the Old Spanish Pointer and a Spanish scenthound. The breed was used as a specialist on deer for most of its history but today it is mainly used on quail, partridge and hare. The Perdiguero de Burgos was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Hunting dog of good size, well balanced and of medium proportions. With a well developed head and pendulous ears, a compact body and solid legs; short coat. Of medium frame the length of the body should possibly be the same as the height at the withers. In stance and in movement balance in proportions and functional harmony are desired.
UKC
A hunting dog of good size, with a well developed head, pendulous ears, compact body and solid legs. It is short coated and square in proportion.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Robust, balanced, calm and sedate he is an excellent pointing dog, specializing in hunting feathered and small game. With his soft, very noble expression, it is a breed with an excellent temperament, docility and intelligence.
UKC
Calm and sedate, an excellent pointing dog used on fur and feather, with an excellent temperament and noble, soft expression.

HEAD

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FCI
Large and powerful with a well developed skull, a strong foreface and muzzle, and hanging corkscrew ears. The cranial-facial ensemble seen from above must be moderately rectangular with progressive diminution towards the nose, without however giving an appearance of a pointed muzzle. The relation between the length of the skull and that of the muzzle is of 6 to 5. The cranial-facial axes are divergent.
UKC
The head is large and powerful, with a well developed skull, a strong foreface and hanging corkscrew ears. The head is moderately rectangular seen from above, and narrows progressively towards the nose, but does not have a pointed muzzle. The skull is slightly longer than the muzzle and the planes of the skull and muzzle are divergent.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad, strong, rounded, convex in profile, with a well marked median furrow and a slightly marked occipital crest. Superciliary arches pronounced.
UKC
Broad, rounded and convex in profile, with a well marked median furrow and a slightly marked occipital crest. The stop is a gentle slope.

Stop

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FCI
Gentle slope, only slightly marked.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Dark brown, wet, large and wide with open nostrils.
UKC
Dark brown, wet, large and wide.

Muzzle

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FCI
Straight in profile or very slightly convex towards the nose. Broad in its entire length, must not give the impression of being pointed. Broad nasal bridge.
UKC
Straight in profile or slightly convex towards the nose, broad in its entire length.

Lips

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FCI
Hanging without being limp. Upper lip should well cover the lower lip. The lower lip forms a well defined labial corner (commissure). The mucous membranes must be dark brown.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth solid, white and sound. Scissor bite. All premolars must be present.
UKC
The Perdiguero de Burgos has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Medium size, almond shaped; colour preferably dark hazel with a noble and soft expression sometimes giving the impression of sadness. Eyelids medium thick, brown pigmented the same as the mucous membranes. The lower lid should be as close as possible to the eyeball.
UKC
Medium size, almond shaped, with tight lids. Color is preferably dark hazel, giving a soft, sometimes sad expression. Eyelids are fully pigmented, brown in color.

Ears

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UKC
Set at eye level, large, hanging and triangular in shape. Without being drawn forward, they must meet the corner of the lips, but not the nose. At rest, the ears hang gracefully in a corkscrew. They are soft and limp with fine skin and hair.

Leathers

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FCI
Large and hanging, of triangular shape. Set at eye level. At rest, they hang gracefully in corkscrew. Without being drawn forward they must meet the corner of the lips but not the nose. Soft and limp to the touch, with fine skin and hair, distinct plexus of veins. When the dog is attentive, the ear set is higher and the line of the set-on flatter.
Palate: With pink mucous membranes and well marked ridges.

NECK

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FCI
Strong and powerful; broad at the beginning, widening slightly towards the body. Upper line slightly arched. Underline with a well defined double dewlap starting from both corners of the lips, without being too much exaggerated.
UKC
Strong, powerful and slightly arched, with a double dewlap that starts from both corners of the lips.

BODY

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FCI
Square, strong and robust with powerful chest and thorax, giving the impression of power and agility.
UKC
Square, strong and robust, giving the impression of power and agility. The chest is broad and deep to the elbow, with a prominent sternum. The ribs are well developed and round. The withers are well defined, and the topline is strong and straight, with a slight downward slope towards the croup. The loin is broad and muscular. The croup is broad and sloping. The belly is moderately tucked up.

Topline

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FCI
Straight, horizontal or preferably with a slight slope down from the withers. Never a sway back. Without rocking or rolling when on the move.

Withers

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FCI
Well defined.

Back

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FCI
Powerful and muscular.

Loin

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FCI
Of medium length, broad and muscular, giving the impression of power.

Croup

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FCI
Broad and solid. Its inclination in relation to the topline, or also to the ground, should be inferior to 45°. Height at the croup equal or slightly less than the height at the withers.

Chest

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FCI
Broad, deep, reaching elbow level, muscular and powerful. Point of sternum quite prominent. Ribs well developed, round, not flat, rib spaces well marked and getting wider towards the floating ribs. The thoracic perimeter must be equal to the height at the withers increased by a quarter of the height at the withers.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Belly moderately tucked up towards the genitals. Flanks deep and well defined.

TAIL

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FCI
Thick at the root, set at medium height. Is docked to one third or to the half of its length.
UKC
Thick at the root, set at medium height, generally docked to one half or one third its length.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Limbs vertical, straight and parallel. Solid bone structure. Short pasterns with well developed feet.
UKC
The shoulder blade and upper arm are moderately sloping and equal in length.

Shoulder

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FCI
Moderately oblique, muscled. The shoulder blade must have about the same length as the upper arm. Scapular-humeral angle about 100°.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Strong and well muscled. Its length should be 2/3 of that of the forearm.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to the body. Humeral-radial angle about 125°.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and parallel, with strong bone. The elbows are close to the body. The pasterns are strong and slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Of strong bone structure with well defined tendons. Straight, vertical. Its length is double that of the total length from the pastern joint (carpus) to the ground.

Pastern

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FCI
Very slightly oblique in profile, practically in the prolongation of the forearm. Solid bone structure.

FEET

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UKC
Well knuckled up cat feet, with hard pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Cat feet, strong tight toes, well knuckled-up. Dark nails. Pads hard, very broad and resistant. Interdigital membrane moderately developed.

Hind feet

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FCI
Cat-feet, like those of the forelegs, though slightly longer.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Powerful and muscular, strong bone, with vertical limbs and correct angles; well marked and bent hocks not deviated, giving the impression of power and solidity.
UKC
The hindquarters are strong and muscular, with good bone. The angulation of the pelvis and the femur is approximately 100 degrees.

Thigh

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FCI
Very strong with a well developed, clearly defined, visible musculature. Its length is 3/4 of that of the lower thigh. Coxal-femoral angle - about 100°.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thigh is very strong, with clearly defined musculature. The lower thigh is longer than the upper thigh. Angulation at the stifle is approximately 120 degrees. At the hock joint, it is blunter than 130 degrees.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Long, of strong bone structure with a length double than that of the hock. Femoral-tibial angle - about 120°.

Hock joint

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FCI
Well marked, with tendon clearly visible. Angle at hockjoint blunter than 130°.

Hock

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FCI
Strong bone, perpendicular to the ground.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Typical gait of the breed is a steady economical trot, flowing and powerful without tendency to lateral rolling movement or to ambling.
UKC
Typical gait is a steady, economical trot, flowing and powerful with no tendency to roll or amble.

SKIN

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FCI
Elastic without being loose, thick, abundant, of pink colour without patches. All mucous membranes should be brown, never black.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Dense, of medium thickness, short, smooth and evenly distributed all over the body down to the tissue between toes; finer on the head, the leathers and the legs.
UKC
Dense, short, smooth and evenly distributed all over the body.

COLOUR

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FCI
The basic colours of the coat are white and liver. These colours mix irregularly, giving a liver-marbled or greyish liver or liver-speckled coat as well as other combinations, according to whether the liver or the white is predominant and according to whether the white patches are smaller or larger. A very frequent characteristic of the coat, although not necessary, is a distinct white patch on the forehead; the leathers are always spotted in self-coloured liver. The liver coloured hairs may form distinct patches of that colour, spread irregularly over the whole coat of the animal. The same applies to white hairs which may form patches of that colour in the coat without, however, being very extended. Never to be admitted black colour or tan markings above the eyes and on the legs.
UKC
White and liver, irregularly patched or roaned. Often there is a distinct white patch on the forehead.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers for males is 24.5 to 26.5 inches. For females, it is 23 to 25 inches.

Height at withers

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FCI

Male 62-67 cm.
Bitches 59-64 cm.
This breed shows a high degree of dimorphism, the males being more homogenous and the females of more variable sizes and much finer in general.

FAULTS

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FCI
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.

MINOR FAULTS

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FCI

  • Nasal bridge slightly convex (Roman nose) without exaggeration.
  • Absence of some premolar.
  • Pincer bite.
  • Conjunctiva (haw) very slightly visible.
  • Lips and dewlap, without being excessive, very pronounced.
  • Upper line not very solid.
  • Front and rear pasterns and feet weak without exaggeration.
  • Scars, wounds and abrasions of skin resulting from hunting work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

  • Light general appearance, frail or excessively heavy, and lethargic.
  • Cranio-facial axes parallel.
  • Head small, not in balance with the body.
  • Narrow skull.
  • Pointed muzzle.
  • Absence of various premolars or canines, not due to traumatism.
  • Very pronounced entropion or ectropion; light eyes.
  • Ears too long and too low set.
  • Flews or dewlap exaggerated.
  • Sway back.
  • Height at the croup noticeably superior to the height at withers.
  • Incorrect limbs, weak, not vertical.
  • Loose elbows.
  • Cow hocks.
  • Coat wavy or too long.
  • Unbalanced temperament.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Cranio-facial axes clearly convergent.
  • Partial or total depigmentation of the nose.
  • Split nose or black nose.
  • Undershot mouth of any degree.
  • Excessively overshot mouth.
  • Albinism (coat and mucous membranes).
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot or excessively overshot. Split nose or black nose. Partial or complete lack of pigment of the nose. Black coat color. Tan markings above the eyes or on the legs.
Teeth: Undershot or excessively overshot.
Nose: Split nose or black nose. Partial or complete lack of pigment of the nose.
Color: Black coat color. Tan markings above the eyes or on the legs.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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