|ORIGIN : Great
PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
Companion and Toy.
F.C.I. : Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs. Section 7
English Toy Spaniels. Without working trial.
APPEARANCE : Active, graceful and well balanced, with
TEMPERAMENT : Sporting, affectionate, absolutely
fearless. Gay, friendly, non-aggressive; no tendency
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Almost flat between ears.
Stop : Shallow.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Nostrils black and well developed without flesh
Muzzle : Length from base of stop to tip of nose about 1
1/2 ins. (3,8 cm). Well tapered. Face well filled below
eyes. Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.
Lips : Well developed and not pendulous.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and
complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely
overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Large, dark, round but not prominent; spaced well
Ears : Long, set high, with plenty of feather.
NECK : Moderate
length, slightly arched.
Back : Level.
Loin : Short-coupled.
Chest : Moderate; good spring of ribs.
TAIL : Length of
tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily
but never much above the level of the back. Docking
optional. If docked no more than one-third to be
Legs moderately boned, straight.
Shoulders : Well laid back.
Legs with moderate bone.
Stifle : Well turned.
Hocks : No tendency to cow- or sickle-hocks.
FEET : Compact,
cushioned and well feathered.
GAIT / MOVEMENT :
Free-moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from
behind. Fore-and hindlegs move parallel when viewed from
in front and behind.
HAIR : Long,
silky, free from curl. Slight wave permissible. Plenty
of feathering. Totally free from trimming.
Recognized colours are :
· Black and Tan :
Raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks,
inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail.
Tan should be bright. White marks undesirable.
· Ruby : Whole coloured rich red. White markings
· Blenheim : Rich chestnut markings well broken up, on
pearly white ground. Markings evenly divided on head,
leaving room between ears for much valued lozenge mark
or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
· Tricolour : Black and white well spaced, broken up,
with tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside
legs, and on underside of tail.
Any other colour
or combination of colours highly undesirable.
WEIGHT : 5,4 - 8
kg (12 - 18 lbs). A small, well-balanced dog well within
these weights desirable.
FAULTS : 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.
N.B. : Male
animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.