Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Picardy Spaniel

(Epagneul Picard)

Epagneul Picard


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
30.10.1964.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.2Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs Kincaid.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Picardy Spaniel is descended from the old French spaniels that were crossed with English Setters and Gordon Setters. In 1921 the Picard Spaniel and Blue Picardy Spaniel Club was formed. The Epagneul Picard was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A strong, broadbacked dog, well boned with strong limbs; gentle expression; head carriage gay and striking. Very well constructed forequarters.
UKC
A strong dog with a broad back and strong, well boned legs. The breed has gay head carriage, a gentle expression and very well constructed forequarters.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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UKC
Gentle, intelligent and willing to please, very adaptable and possessing a strong natural hunting instinct.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Wide and rounded, prominent occiput; parietals flat.
UKC
Wide and rounded, with a prominent occiput. The stop is sloping, not abrupt.

Stop

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FCI
Sloping to the muzzle, not at right angle.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Brown, medium sized, nicely rounded.
UKC
Medium sized and brown in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
Long, sufficiently wide, tapering from the set on at the skull to the nose; very slightly arched in the middle part.
UKC
The muzzle is long and wide, tapering from the eyes to the nose. The nasal bridge is slightly arched. The lips are of medium thickness and slightly let down but not hanging.

Lips

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FCI
Of medium thickness, slightly let down, not hanging.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Epagneul Picard has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark amber in colour, well opened; expression frank and friendly.
UKC
Well opened, dark amber in color with a frank, friendly expression.

Ears

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FCI
Set on rather low, framing the skull with beautiful wavy, silky hair.
UKC
Set on rather low, framing the face and covered with beautiful silky, wavy hair.

NECK

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FCI
Well let into the shoulders, muscular.
UKC
Muscular, and well set into the shoulders.

BODY

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FCI
Haunch bones slightly lower than the withers.
UKC
The chest is deep and sufficiently wide, reaching down to the level of the elbows. The topline slopes gently from the withers to the hip bones. The loin is straight, wide and full. The croup is rounded, and slightly sloping. The flanks are flat and deep with slight tuck up.

Loin

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FCI
Straight, not too long, wide and full.

Croup

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FCI
Very slightly sloping, rounded.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, sufficiently wide, reaching well down to elbow level.

Flank

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FCI
Flat, yet deep, though with a slight tuck-up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set-on not too high. Hanging down in two slight curves, convex and concave. Not too long, furnished with lovely silky feathering.
UKC
Set on not too high, hanging down in two slight curves, convex and concave. The tail is not too long and is furnished with silky feathering.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight, well muscled, feathered.
UKC
The shoulder blade is rather long and somewhat upright. The upper arm is well muscled.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder-blade rather long, somewhat upright, sufficiently muscled.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Well muscled.

Elbow

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FCI
Well set.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The forelegs are straight, well muscled and feathered.

FEET

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UKC
Round, large and tight, with a little feathering between the toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round, large, tight, with a little feathering between the toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Hindlegs well feathered down to the hock.
Haunches: Prominent, reaching to the level of the back and loins.
UKC
The haunches are prominent.

Thigh

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FCI
Straight, long, broad, well muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
Straight, long, broad and well muscled. The hocks are slightly bent and the rear pasterns are straight. The hind legs are well feathered.

Hock

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FCI
Slightly bent.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Straight.

SKIN

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FCI
Rather fine and supple.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Dense and not too silky; fine on head, slightly wavy on the body.
UKC
Dense and not too silky, fine on the head, and slightly wavy on the body.

COLOUR

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FCI
Grey mottling with brown patches on different pads of the body and root of tail. Most often marked with tan on head and limbs.
UKC
Brown roan with brown patches on various parts of the body and at the tail root, generally with tan markings on the head and legs.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

55 to 60 cm.
A tolerance up to 62 cm is accepted for males.
UKC
Height at the withers is 21.5 to 23.5 inches, with a tolerance of up to 24.5 inches for males.

FAULTS

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FCI

  • Skull too square, too narrow, too short.
  • Stop at right angle.
  • Nose black, pointed, pinched; split nose.
  • Muzzle too short, too curved.
  • Lips too thick, too short.
  • Eyes too light, too deep set, level with the skull; slit eyes; vicious look.
  • Ears narrow, short, set on too high, too curly or lack of silky hair.
  • Neck too long, too thin, too short.
  • Back too long, sunken.
  • Loin too long, too narrow, too weak.
  • Croup too sloping.
  • Chest too narrow, not deep enough.
  • Flanks too full, too deep, with excessive tuck-up.
  • Tail carried in sabre-fashion, too long, too curled, set-on too high or too low.
  • Forelegs without feathering, fine, tied at elbows or out at elbows.
  • Shoulder blade short, too upright or too oblique, sloping too much backwards.
  • Upper arm with weak bone.
  • Pastern joint knuckling over.
  • Haunches too low, too high, too close together.
  • Upper thighs narrow, lack of feathering.
  • Hocks too bent or cow-hocked.
  • Feet narrow, flat or splayed.
  • Skin too thick.
  • Hair fine, silky, curly, or too short.
  • Too much brown colour, patched with white or black.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
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.
  • Head pear-shaped, too narrow.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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