(AKC Sporting Group)
Weight: 55 to 80 pounds (male); 45 to 70 (female).
Availability: May take some effort to find.
UTILIZATION : Pointing dog.
Consistent with its build which can be compared to a weight-carrying
hunter. Symmetrical in conformation throughout.
Bold, outgoing, of a kindly even disposition.
HEAD : Deep rather than broad. Length from occiput to stop longer
than from stop to nose. Below and above eyes lean.
Skull : Slightly rounded, broadest between ears. Broader than muzzle,
showing brain room.
Stop : Clearly defined.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Large, broad, nostrils open and black.
Muzzle : Long with almost parallel lines, neither pointed nor snipey.
Muzzle note quite as deep as its length.
Flews : Not pendulous, clearly defined lips.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor
bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square
to the jaws.
Cheeks : As narrow as leanness of head allows.
Eyes : Dark brown, bright. Neither deep nor prominent, set
sufficiently under brows, showing keen, intelligent expression.
Ears : Medium size, thin. Set low, lying close to head.
NECK : Long, lean, arched, without throatiness.
BODY : Moderate length.
Loin : Wide, slightly arched.
Chest : Not too broad. Brisket deep, ribs well sprung. Back ribs deep.
TAIL : Straight or slightly scimitar, not reaching below hocks.
Carried horizontally or below line of back. Thick at root, tapering to
fine point. Feather or flag starting near root, long, straight, growing
shorter to point.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs flat boned, straight, strong.
Shoulders : Shoulder blades long, sloping well back, wide flat bone,
close at withers, not loaded.
Elbow : Well let down and close to body.
Pastern : Upright.
HINDQUARTERS : From hip to hock, the hindlegs are long, broad
and muscular. From hock to heel short and strong. Straight from hock
joint to ground. Pelvis tending to horizontal.
Stifles: Well bent.
FEET : Oval, close-knit, well arched toes, plenty of hair betweeen.
Well paded toes, deep heel cushions.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Steady, free-moving and true, with plenty of
HAIR : On head, front of legs, tips of ears short and fine; moderate
length, flat and free from curl or wave on all other parts of body.
Feather on upper portion of ears long and silky; on backs of legs long,
fine, flat and straight, fringes on belly may extend to chest and throat.
As free as possible from curl or wave.
COLOR : Deep, shining coal black, without rustiness, with markings
of chestnut red, i.e. lustrous tan. Black pencilling on toes and black
streak under jaw permissible. Tan markings : Two clear spots over
eyes not over 2 cms (3/4 ins.) in diameter. On sides of muzzle, tan not
reaching above base of nose, resembling a stripe around clearly
defined end of muzzle from one side to other. Also on throat, two
large, clear spots on chest. On inside hindlegs and inside thighs,
showing down front of stifle and broadening out to outside of hindlegs
from hock to toes. On forelegs, up to elbows behind, and to pastern
joints or little above, in front. Around vent. Very small white spot on
chest permissible. No other colour permissible.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at the withers : Dogs 66 cm (26 ins.).
Bitches 62 cm (24