Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

English Pointer

Pointer


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
28.07.2009.
KC
March 1994

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 2.1British and Irish Pointers and Setters, Pointer
With working trial

KC
Gundog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Symmetrical and well built all over, general outline a series of graceful curves. A strong but lissom appearance.
KC
Symmetrical and well built all over, general outline a series of graceful curves. A strong but lissom appearance.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Aristocratic. Alert with appearance of strength, endurance and speed.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Aristocratic. Alert with appearance of strength, endurance and speed. Kind, even disposition.
KC
Kind, even disposition.

HEAD

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KC
Skull of medium breadth, in proportion to length of foreface, stop well defined, pronounced occipital bone. Nose and eye rims dark, but may be lighter in the case of a lemon and white coloured dog. Nostrils wide, soft and moist. Muzzle somewhat concave, ending on level with nostrils, giving a slightly dish-faced appearance. Slight depression under eyes, cheek bones not prominent, well developed soft lip.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Of medium breadth, in proportion to length of foreface. Pronounced occipital bone.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Dark, but may be lighter in the case of a lemon and white coloured dog. Nostrils wide, soft and moist.

Muzzle

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FCI
Somewhat concave, ending on level with nostrils, giving a slightly dish-faced appearance. Slight depression under the eyes.
KC
Jaws strong, with 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
Well developed, soft.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Cheeks

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FCI
Cheek bones not prominent.

Eyes

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FCI
Same distance from occiput as from nostrils, bright and kindly in expression. Either hazel or brown according to colour of coat. Neither bold nor staring, not looking down the nose. Eye rims dark, but may be lighter in the case of a lemon and white coloured dog.
KC
Same distance from occiput as from nostrils, bright and kindly in expression. Either hazel or brown according to colour of coat. Neither bold nor staring, not looking down the nose.

Ears

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FCI
Leathers thin, set on fairly high, lying close to head, of medium length, slightly pointed at tips.
KC
Leathers thin, set on fairly high, lying close to head, of medium length, slightly pointed at tips.

NECK

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FCI
Long, muscular, slightly arched, springing cleanly from shoulders and free from throatiness.
KC
Long, muscular, slightly arched, springing cleanly from shoulders and free from throatiness.

BODY

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KC
Well sprung ribs carried well back gradually falling away at strong muscular and slightly arched loins. Short-coupled. Haunch bones well spaced and prominent, not above level of back.

Loin

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FCI
Strong muscular and slightly arched. Short coupled.

Chest

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FCI
Just wide enough for plenty of heart room. Brisket well let down, to level with elbows. Ribs well sprung and carried well back, gradually falling away at loin.

TAIL

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FCI
Medium length, thick at root, tapering gradually to a point. Well covered with close hair, carried on a level with back, with no upward curl. In movement, tail should lash from side to side.
KC
Medium length, thick at root, tapering gradually to a point. Well covered with close hair, carried on a level with back, with no upward curl. In movement, tail should lash from side to side.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight and firm, with good oval bone, with back sinews strong and visible.
KC
Shoulders long, sloping and well laid back. Chest just wide enough for plenty of heart room. Brisket well let down, to level with elbows. Forelegs straight and firm, with good oval bone, with back sinews strong and visible. Knee joint flat with front leg and protruding very little on inside. Pasterns lengthy, strong and resilient. Slightly sloping.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, sloping and well-laid back.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Flat with front leg and protruding very little on inside.

Pastern

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FCI
Lengthy, strong and resilient. Slightly sloping.

FEET

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KC
Oval, well knit, arched toes, well cushioned.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval, well knit, arched toes, well cushioned.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Very muscular. The haunch bones well spaced and prominent, not above level of back.
KC
Very muscular. Well turned stifles. Good expanse of first and second thigh. Hocks well let down.

Thigh

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FCI
Good expanse of first thigh.

Stifle

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FCI
Well turned.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Good expanse.

Hock

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FCI
Well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Smooth, covering plenty of ground. Driving hind action, elbows neither in nor out. Definitely not a hackney action.
KC
Smooth, covering plenty of ground. Driving hind action, elbows neither in nor out. Definitely not a hackney action.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Fine, short, hard and evenly distributed, perfectly smooth and straight with decided sheen.
KC
Fine, short, hard and evenly distributed, perfectly smooth and straight with decided sheen.

COLOUR

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FCI
Usual colours are lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white, and black and white. Self colours and tricolours are also correct.
KC
Usual colours are lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white, and black and white. Self colours and tricolours are also correct.

SIZE

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KC
Desirable heights at withers: dogs: 63-69 cms (25-27 ins); bitches: 61-66 cms (24-26 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 63 - 69 cm.
Bitches 61 - 66 cm.

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.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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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.