Blue Picardy Spaniel Breed Standard

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Blue Picardy Spaniel

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Quite low to the ground dog, well built for the job.  General appearance on the whole, a true Picardy Spaniel.







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This breed is a Coton De Tulear, which is in our Group Nine.  The breed is a lovely breed and a great Companion. The ideal coat is cottny or fluffy rather than silky. Coton of course, translates to " cot-ton".  The outer coat is long and white, no undercoat is present. 


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Blue Picardy Spaniel Breed Standard


FCI-Standard N° 106 / 07. 09. 1998 / GB


(Epagneul bleu de Picardie)


TRANSLATION : Mrs. Peggy Davis.


ORIGIN : France.




UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.


CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :      Group  7 Pointing Dogs. Section 1.2Continental Pointing Dogs; « Spaniel » type.  With working trial.


GENERAL APPEARANCE : Quite low to the ground dog, well built for the job.  General appearance on the whole, a true Picardy Spaniel.




Skull : Oval, relatively wide without prominent parietal bones, occipital crest slightly visible.

Stop : Moderately accentuated but marked.



Nose : Broad, well open nostrils.

Muzzle : Long and quite broad.

Lips : Wide and pendulous forming a distinctly square muzzle.

Eyes : Calm expression; eyes dark, large, well open.

Leathers : Must be set slightly above the eye level, quite thick, framing the head; beautiful wavy silky hair; the leather stretched in its length must reach the tip of the muzzle.


NECK : Well set.  A slight dewlap is permitted.



Back and loin : Not too long, well sustained.

Croup : Rather a little falling away.

Chest : Of medium depth.

Ribs : Harmoniously sprung and descending to elbow level.


TAIL : Not extending too much beyond the hock and definitely without a hook.




Shoulder and upper arm : Slightly oblique.

Forearm : Strong and well muscled.

Forefoot : Round, a little broad but not flat, well furnished with hair in between tightly closed toes.



Upper thighs : Well muscled.

Lower thighs : Long and furnished with profuse fringes.

Hocks : Bent without exaggeration and furnished with fringes from the hock to the foot.

Hind foot : Round, a little broad but not flat, well furnished with hair in between tightly closed toes.



HAIR : Flat; or slightly wavy: legs and tail well furnished with fringes.


COLOUR : Grey black speckled forming a bluish shade, with black patches.


SIZE   :

Height at the withers : 57 to 60 cm for the males, a little less for the females.


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.

Skull : Too narrow-lacking chiselling.

Muzzle : Pointed.

Eye : Light and too small.

Leather : Short, set too high and too thin.

Chest : Ribs too flat or too round.

Foot : Flat, splayed or too broad.


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


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





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