Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel


ORIGIN

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FCI
Tibet.

PATRONAGE

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
18.03.2015.
KC
September 2000

UTILISATION

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FCI
Companion Dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 9Companion and Toy Dogs
Section 5Tibetan breeds
Without working trial

KC
Utility

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Small, active and alert. Well balanced in general outline, slightly longer in body than height at withers.
KC
Small, active and alert. Well balanced in general outline, slightly longer in body than height at withers.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Gay and assertive, highly intelligent, aloof with strangers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Gay and assertive, highly intelligent, aloof with strangers. Alert, loyal but independant.
KC
Alert, loyal but independent.

HEAD

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FCI
Small in proportion to body, carried proudly. Masculine in dogs but free from coarseness.
KC
Small in proportion to body, carried proudly. Masculine in dogs but free from coarseness. Skull slightly domed, moderate width and length. Stop slight but defined. Medium length of muzzle, blunt with cushioning, free from wrinkle. Chin showing some depth and width. Nose: black preferred.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed, moderate width and length.

Stop

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FCI
Slight but defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black preferred.

Muzzle

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FCI
Medium in length. Blunt with cushioning, free from wrinkle. Chin showing some depth and width.
KC
Slightly undershot. Teeth evenly placed and the lower jaw wide between the canine teeth. Full dentition desirable. Teeth and tongue not showing when mouth closed.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Slightly undershot. Teeth evenly placed and the lower jaw wide between the canine teeth. Full dentition desirable. Teeth and tongue not showing when mouth closed.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown, oval, bright and expressive, medium size, set fairly well apart but forward looking. Rims black.
KC
Dark brown, oval, bright and expressive, medium size, set fairly well apart but forward looking. Rims black.

Ears

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FCI
Medium size, pendant, well feathered in adults, set fairly high. Slight lift from the skull desirable but must not fly. Large, heavy, low set ears un-typical.
KC
Medium size, pendant, well feathered in adults, set fairly high. Slight lift from the skull desirable but must not fly. Large, heavy, low set ears untypical.

NECK

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FCI
Moderately short, strong and well set on. Covered with a mane or « shawl » of longer hair, more pronounced in dogs than bitches.
KC
Moderately short, strong and well set on. Covered with a mane or ‘shawl’ of longer hair, more pronounced in dogs than bitches.

BODY

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FCI
Slightly longer from withers to root of tail than the height at withers.
KC
Slightly longer from withers to root of tail than the height at withers, good spring of rib, level back.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Chest

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FCI
Good spring of rib.

TAIL

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FCI
Set high, richly plumed and carried in a gay curl or over back when moving. (Not to be penalised for drooping tail when standing).
KC
Set high, richly plumed and carried in gay curl over back when moving. (Not to be penalised for dropping tail when standing.)

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Moderate bone; forelegs slightly bowed but firm at shoulder.
KC
Moderate bone. Forelegs slightly bowed but firm at shoulder. Shoulder well laid.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid.

FORELEGS

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FEET

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KC
Harefoot. Small and neat with feathering between toes often extending beyond the feet. Round cat-feet undesirable.

Forefeet

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FCI
Harefoot. Small and neat with feathering between toes often extending beyond the feet. Round cat-feet undesirable.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well made and strong.
KC
Well made and strong, hocks well let down, straight when viewed from behind. Moderate turn of stifle.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderate turn.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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FCI
Well let down, straight when viewed from behind.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Quick-moving, straight, free, positive.
KC
Quick-moving, straight, free, positive

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Topcoat silky in texture, smooth on face and front of legs, of moderate length on body, but lying rather flat. Undercoat fine and dense. Ears and back of forelegs nicely feathered, tail and buttocks well furnished with longer hair. Not overcoated, bitches tend to carry less coat and mane than dogs.
KC
Top coat silky in texture, smooth on face and front of legs, of moderate length on body, but lying rather flat. Undercoat fine and dense. Ears and back of forelegs nicely feathered, tail and buttocks well furnished with longer hair. Not overcoated, bitches tend to carry less coat and mane than dogs.

COLOUR

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FCI
All colours and mixture of colours permissible.
KC
All colours and mixture of colours permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Height about 25 cms (10 ins). Ideal weight: 4-7 kgs (9-15 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI
Height about 25.4 cm (10 ins).

Weight

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FCI
Weight Ideal 4.1 to 6.8 kgs (9-15 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.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
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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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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