FCI-Standard N° 122 / 29.
01. 1999 / GB
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID
: Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing Dogs, Water
Section 1 Retrievers. With working
: Strongly built, short-coupled, very active; broad in skull;
broad and deep through chest and ribs; broad and strong over
loins and hindquarters.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT
: Good-tempered, very agile. Excellent nose, soft mouth;
keen lover of water. Adaptable, devoted companion.
Intelligent, keen and biddable, with a strong will to please.
Kindly nature, with no trace of aggression or undue shyness.
: Broad. Clean-cut without fleshy
: Wide, nostrils well developed.
: Powerful, not snipey.
: Jaws of medium length, jaws and teeth strong with a perfect,
regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely
overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
: Medium size, expressing intelligence and good temper; brown or
: Not large or heavy, hanging close to head and set rather far
: Clean, strong, powerful, set into well placed shoulders.
: Wide, short-coupled and strong.
: Of good width and depth, with well sprung barrel ribs.
: Distinctive feature, very thick towards the base, gradually
tapering towards tip, medium length, free from feathering, but
clothed thickly all round with short, thick, dense coat, thus
giving « rounded » appearance described as « Otter » tail.
May be carried gaily, but should not curl over back.
: Forelegs well boned and straight from
elbow to ground when viewed from either front or side.
: Long and sloping.
: Well developed, not sloping to tail.
: Well turned.
: well let down. Cowhocks highly undesirable.
: Round, compact; well-arched toes and
well developed pads.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
: Free, covering adequate ground; straight and true in front and
: Distinctive feature, short, dense,
without wave or feathering, giving fairly hard feel to the
touch; weather-resistant undercoat.
: Wholly black, yellow or liver/chocolate. Yellows range
from light cream to red fox.
Small white spot on chest permissible.
Ideal height at withers
: dogs 56-57 cm ( 22 - 22,5 ins);
bitches 54-56 cm
( 21,5 - 22 ins).
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.
dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall
: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.