FCI-Standard N° 1 / 07.
09. 1998 / GB
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID
STANDARD : 24. 06. 1987.
UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group
7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 2.1 British and Irish Pointers
and Setters, Pointer.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Symmetrical
and well built all over, general outline a series
of graceful curves. A strong but lissom appearance.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Aristoractic.
Alert with appearance of strength, endurance and
speed. Kind, even disposition.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Of medium breadth, in proportion to length
of foreface. Pronounced occipital bone.
Stop : Well defined.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Dark, but may be lighter in the cas of a
lemon and white coloured dog. Nostrils wide, soft
Muzzle : Somewhat concave, ending on level with
nostrils, giving a slightly dish-faced appearance.
Slight depression under the eyes.
Lips : Well developped, soft.
Jaw/Teeth : Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and
complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely
overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Cheeks : Cheek bones not prominent.
Eyes : 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.
Ears : Leathers thin, set on fairly high, lying
close to head, of medium length, slightly pointed
NECK : Long, muscular, slightly
arched, springing cleanly from shoulders and free
Loin : Strong muscular and slightly arched. Short
Chest : 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 : 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 shoud lash from
side to side.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight
and firm, with good oval bone, with back sinews
strong and visible.
Shoulders : Long, sloping and well-laid back.
Pastern joint : Flat with front leg and protruding
very little on inside.
Pastern : Lengthy, strong and resilient. Slightly
HINDQUARTERS :Very muscular.
Haunch : Haunch bones well spaced and prominent,
not above level of back.
Upper thigh : Good expanse of first thigh.
Stifle : Well turned.
Lower thigh : Good expanse.
Hock : Well let down.
FEET : Oval, well knit, arched
toes, well cushioned.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Smooth, covering
plenty of ground. Driving hind action, elbows neither
in nor out. Definitely not a hackney action.
HAIR : Fine, short, hard and
evenly distributed, perfectly smooth and straight
with decided sheen.
COLOUR : Usual colours are
lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white,
and black and white. Self colours and tricolours
are also correct.
Height at the withers : Dogs : 63 - 69 cm (25 -
Bitches : 61 - 66 cm (24 - 26 ins).
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 and its effect upon the health and welfare
of the dog.
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.