Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.04.2016.
KC
May 2015

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 2.2British and Irish Pointers and Setters, Setter
With working trial

KC
Gundog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Stylish dog, with galloping lines. Consistent with its build which can be compared to a weight-carrying hunter. Symmetrical in conformation throughout.
KC
Stylish dog, with galloping lines. Consistent with its build which can be compared to a weight-carrying hunter. Symmetrical in conformation throughout.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Intelligent, able and dignified.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Intelligent, able and dignified. Bold, outgoing, of a kindly even disposition.
KC
Bold, outgoing, of kindly even disposition.

HEAD

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FCI
Deep rather than broad. Length from occiput to stop longer than from stop to nose. Below and above eyes lean.
KC
Head deep rather than broad, but broader than muzzle, showing brain room. Skull slightly rounded, broadest between ears. Clearly defined stop, length from occiput to stop slightly longer than from stop to nose. Below and above eyes lean, cheeks as narrow as leanness of head allows. Muzzle fairly long with almost parallel lines, neither pointed, nor snipy. Flews not pendulous, clearly defined lips. Nose large, broad, nostrils open and black. Muzzle not quite as deep as its length.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly rounded, broadest between ears. Broader than muzzle, showing brain room.

Stop

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FCI
Clearly defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Large, broad, nostrils open and black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Long with almost parallel lines, neither pointed nor snipey. Muzzle note quite as deep as its length.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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FCI
Not pendulous, clearly defined lips.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Cheeks

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FCI
As narrow as leanness of head allows.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown, bright. Neither deep nor prominent, set sufficiently under brows, showing keen, intelligent expression.
KC
Dark brown, bright. Neither deep nor prominent, set sufficiently under brows, showing keen, intelligent expression.

Ears

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FCI
Medium size, thin. Set low, lying close to head.
KC
Medium size, thin. Set low, lying close to head.

NECK

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FCI
Long, lean, arched, without throatiness.
KC
Long, lean, arched, without throatiness.

BODY

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FCI
Moderate length.
KC
Moderate length. Level topline, deep brisket, ribs well sprung. Back ribs deep. Loins wide, slightly arched. Chest not too broad.

Loin

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FCI
Wide, slightly arched.

Chest

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FCI
Not too broad. Brisket deep, ribs well sprung. Back ribs deep.

TAIL

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FCI
Straight or slightly scimitar, not reaching below hocks. Carried horizontally or below line of back. Thick at root, tapering to fine point. Feather or flag starting near root, long, straight, growing shorter to point.
KC
Straight or slightly scimitar, not reaching below hocks. Carried horizontally or below line of back. Thick at root, tapering to fine point. Feather or flag starting near root, long, straight, growing shorter to point.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs flat boned, straight, strong.
KC
Shoulder blades long, sloping well back, wide flat bone, close at withers, not loaded. Elbows well let down, and close to body. Forelegs flat-boned, straight, strong; upright pasterns.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blades long, sloping well back, wide flat bone, close at withers, not loaded.

Elbow

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FCI
Well let down and close to body.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Upright.

FEET

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KC
Oval, close-knit, well arched toes, plenty of hair between. Well padded toes, deep heel cushions.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval, close-knit, well arched toes, plenty of hair betweeen. Well paded toes, deep heel cushions.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
From hip to hock, the hindlegs are long, broad and muscular. From hock to heel short and strong. Straight from hock joint to ground. Pelvis tending to horizontal.
KC
From hip to hock long, broad and muscular, hock to heel short, strong, stifles well bent, straight from hock joint to ground. Pelvis tending to horizontal.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

HIND LEGS

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GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Steady, free-moving and true, with plenty of drive behind.
KC
Steady, free-moving and true, with plenty of drive behind.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
On head, front of legs, tips of ears short and fine; moderate length, flat and free from curl or wave on all other parts of body. Feather on upper portion of ears long and silky; on backs of legs long, fine, flat and straight, fringes on belly may extend to chest and throat. As free as possible from curl or wave.
KC
On head, front of legs, tips of ears short and fine, moderate length; flat and free from curl or wave on all other parts of body. Feather on upper portion of ears long and silky; on backs of legs long, fine, flat and straight, fringes on belly may extend to chest and throat. As free as possible from curl or wave.

COLOUR

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FCI

Deep, shining coal black, without rustiness, with markings of chestnut red, i.e. lustrous tan. Black pencilling on toes and black streak under jaw permissible.
Tan markings Two clear spots over eyes not over 2 cms (3/4 ins.) in diameter. On sides of muzzle, tan not reaching above base of nose, resembling a stripe around clearly defined end of muzzle from one side to other. Also on throat, two large, clear spots on chest. On inside hindlegs and inside thighs, showing down front of stifle and broadening out to outside of hindlegs from hock to toes. On forelegs, up to elbows behind, and to pastern joints or little above, in front. Around vent. Very small white spot on chest permissible. No other colour permissible.
KC
Deep, shining coal black, without rustiness, with markings of chestnut red, i.e. lustrous tan. Black pencilling on toes and black streak under jaw permissible. ‘Tan markings’: two clear spots over eyes not over 2 cms (3/4 in) in diameter. On sides of muzzle, tan not reaching above base of nose, resembling a stripe around clearly defined end of muzzle from one side to other. Also on throat, two large, clear spots on chest. On inside hindlegs and inside thighs, showing down front of stifle and broadening out to outside of hindlegs from hock to toes. On forelegs, up to elbows behind, and to knees or little above, in front. Around vent. Very small white spot on chest permissible. No other colour permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Height: dogs: 66 cms (26 ins); bitches: 62 cms (241/2 ins). Weight: dogs: 29.5 kgs (65 lbs); bitches: 25.5 kgs (56 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 66 cm (26 ins.).
Bitches 62 cm (24 ½ ins.).

Weight

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FCI

Dogs 29.5 kg (65 lbs).
Bitches 25.5 kg (56 lbs).

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 and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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