(AKC Sporting Group)
Weight: Averages 28 to 34 pounds (male); 25 to 30 (female).
Availability: May take some effort to find.
UTILIZATION : Flushing dog.
balanced; compact; measuring approximately same from withers to
ground as from withers to root of tail.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT : Merry nature with everwagging
tail shows a typical bustling movement, particularly when
following scent, fearless of heavy cover. Gentle and affectionate, yet
full of life and exuberance.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Well developed, cleanly chiselled, neither too fine nor too
Stop : Distinct, set midway between tip of nose and occiput.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Sufficiently wide for acute scenting power.
Muzzle : Square.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor
bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to
Cheek : Not prominent.
Eyes : Full, but not prominent. Dark brown or brown, never light, but
in the case of liver, liver roan and liver and white, dark hazel to
harmonize with coat; with expression of intelligence and gentleness
but wide awake, bright and merry; rims tight.
Ears : Lobular, set low on level with eyes. Fine leathers extending to
nose tip. Well clothed with long, straight silky hair.
NECK : Moderate in length, muscular. Set neatly into fine sloping
shoulders. Clean throat.
BODY : Strong, compact.
Topline : Firm, level, gently sloping downwards to tail from end of
loin to set on of tail.
Loin : Short, wide.
Chest : Well developed and brisket deep; neither too wide nor too
narrow in front. Ribs well sprung.
TAIL : Set on slightly lower than line of back. Must be merry in
action and carried level, never cocked up. Customarily docked.
Docked : Never too short to hide, nor too long to interfere with,
the incessant merry action when working.
Undocked : Slightly curved, of moderate length, proportionate to
size of body giving an overall balanced appearance; ideally not
reaching below the hock. Strong at the root and tapering to a fine
tip; well feathered in keeping with the coat. Lively in action,
carried on a plane not higher than level of back and never so low
as to indicate timidity.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs well boned, straight, sufficiently short for
concentrated power. Not too short to interfere with tremendous
exertions expected from this grand, sporting dog.
Shoulders : Sloping and fine.
HINDQUARTERS : Wide, well rounded, very muscular; legs well
Stifle : Good bend.
Hock : Short below the hock joint, allowing plenty of drive.
FEET : Firm, thickly padded, cat-like.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : True through action with great drive
covering ground well.
HAIR : Flat, silky in texture, never wiry or wavy, not too profuse and
never curly. Well feathered forelegs, body and hindlegs above hocks.
COLOR : Various. In self colors no white allowed except on chest.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height approximately : dogs 39 – 41 cm (15 1/2 – 16 ins);
bitches 38 – 39 cm (15 – 15 1/2 ins).
Weight approximately 12,5 – 14,5 kg (28 – 32 lbs).