• Dec 10, 2019

FCI Standard of the English cocker spaniel

Great Britain
Subgun dog
Group 8. Retrievers, subgun dogs, water dogs.
Subgroup 2. Subgun dogs.
Are subject to working field tests.
English cocker spaniels of different colors
On a photo: English cocker spaniels of different colors
BRIEF HISTORICAL INFORMATION: cocker spaniels were recognized as the separate breed differing from Field and Springer spaniels, soon after establishment of English Kennel Klaba in 1873. The name — "cocker spaniels" (cocking spaniel) came from specialization of these dogs for hunting on a woodcock. Now there is a difference between types of cocker spaniels — there are workers who are used for hunting — and is which are exhibition, i.e. intended only for exhibitions: the decorative type of a cocker spaniel is more massive and slow, in comparison with working type.
MAIN CHARACTERISTIC: Friendly, with strong frame and with well developed muscles very proportional compact.
The MOST IMPORTANT SIGN: Height from withers to the earth has to be approximately proportional to length from withers to a tail root.
MANNER/TEMPERAMENT: the Hunting passion especially is expressed in brisk swinging by a tail. In usual everyday life – gentle and devoted, cheerful and vigorous.
Capacious, classical lines, not too narrow, but also not too wide.
Stop: it is So-so expressed, the nose nape lobe is located on the center of the line.
Nose lobe: Rather large to provide good nose. Nostrils are widely open.
Muzzle: Square proportion.
Jaws/teeth: Jaws strong, with a full range of teeth the classical bite, i.e. upper teeth block lower height of a muzzle has to be proportional to its length.
Bryli: Without excessive otvislost.
Eyes: Large, but not a navykata. Dark brown or brown, except for dogs of all options of a chocolate color who have to have nut color of eyes. Dogs, expressive, bright and kind at the time of revival: brilliant and cheerful. Dry eyelids.
Ears: Oval, are put at the level of eyes. Ear length without wool has to reach a nose lobe. Are well removed by long direct soft wool.
NECK: Average length, very strong. Smoothly passes into a back. A throat without folds.
BLOCK: Strong, compact.
Line of a back: the Straight line, without any signs of a provislost, with a smooth curve from a croup to a tail root.
Croup: Short and wide.
Breast: Deep and nonplanar in front not too narrow, but also not barrel-shaped. Volume edges.
TAIL: It is put a little below than the line of a back. In case of joyful excitement, the dog actively swings it. Usually, the dog has to bear it not above the line of a back. In case of reasonable need — it is stopped.
Stopped * (* only for the countries in which knocking over of tails is allowed): It is not too short that on hunting actions of a dog were clear.
Natural: it is Slightly bent, average length, it is proportional to a body so that the general proportionality of a dog therefore, it is desirable that it was not below skakatelny joints was not broken. Thick at a root, with gradual thinning to a tip. It is well removed by ostevy wool. It is very mobile. The dog has to hold it not higher than the level of a back.
LOBBIES: With strong bones, straight lines never long that is sign of lack of force, but also not too short that is sign of lack of endurance at hunting dogs.
Shoulders: are Well bent and developed.
Pyasti: Roundish – "cat's", fingers assembled, small pillows rigid.
BACK: Elastic, strong, very brawny with strong bones.
Knees: are Well bent.
Insteps: Short, forming the good joint allowing to make a start strongly with skakatelny joints.
Pyasti: Roundish – "cat's", fingers assembled, small pillows rigid.
GAIT/RUN: the Wide step on a lynx — wide vyma of front extremities, full straightening of skakatelny joints of back extremities.
WOOL: Adjacent, soft and smooth, never rigid and curly not too plentiful and never свивающаяся in curls. Front extremities, a block bottom, a groin and back extremities have to be taken away by plentiful wool.
One-color colors (solid colors): black (black), red (red), golden (golden), hepatic (chocolate) (liver (chocolate)), black and subdead (black-and-tan), hepatosubdead (liver-and-tan). One-color colors should have no white spots, except for a small spot on a breast.
Spotty (particolours) and skewbald (bicolours) colors : black-and-white (black and white) it is red - white (orange and white), hepatowhite (liver and white), pale-yellow-white (lemon and white). Spotty and skewbald colors can be, both with specks, and without specks (ticking).
Trikolornye (tricolours) colors : black and white and subdead (black, white and tan) and hepato white and subdead (liver, white and tan).
Speckled colors – "роан" (roans): blue роан (blue roan), red роан (orange roan), pale-yellow роан (lemon roan), hepatic роан (liver roan) blue роан with subdead (blue roan and tan), hepatic роан with subdead (liver roan and tan).
All other colors or combinations of colors which are not stated above are non-standard.
Height, approximately: dogs of 39 - 41 cm boughs of 38 - 39 cm
Weight, approximately: 12.5 - 14.5 kg.
SHORTCOMINGS: Any deviations from provisions of the Standard should be considered how shortcomings which size depends on depth of violations of the state of health and also the dogs affecting ability to perform the traditional work.
Malignancy or shyness.
the Having strong indications of physical or behavioural violations.
N.B.: Dogs have to have two normal, completely fallen a small egg.

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