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FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL) SECRETARIAT GENERAL (Belgique)

20.01.2012 / DE FCI - Standard Nr. 109

CLUMBER SPANIEL

ORIGIN : Great Britain.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 13.10.2010.
UTILIZATION: Flushing dog
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing dogs, Water dogs
Section 2 Flushing dogs with working trial


General Appearance

Balanced, well boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength.
The Clumber should be firm, fit and capable of a day’s work in the field.

Behaviour and Temperament

Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose. Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.

Head

Large, square, medium length. No exaggeration in head and skull.

Cranial Region :
Skull :
Broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows. Stop : Deep.

Facial Region :

Muzzle : Square. Lips : Well developed flews.

Jaws / Teeth

Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely over-lapping lower
teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

Clean, dark amber. Full light eyes highly undesirable. Acceptable to have some haw showing but without excess.
Free from obvious eye problems.

Ears

Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.

Neck

Fairly long, thick, powerful.

Body

Long, well muscled and strong.

Back : Straight, broad, long. Loin : Muscular.
Chest : Deep; well sprung ribs which are carried well back.
Underline and belly : Well let down in flank.

Tail

Previously customarily docked.
Docked : Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.
Undocked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.

Limbs

Forequarters

Shoulders : Strong, sloping, muscular.
Forearm : Legs short, straight, well boned, strong.
Forefeet: Large, round, well covered with hair.

Hindquarters

General appearance: Very powerful and well developed hindquarters.
Stifle (Knee) : Well bent and set straight.
Hock joint : Low.
Hindfeet : Large, round, well covered with hair.

Gait /Movement

Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.

Coat

Hair : Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.
Colour : Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.

Weight

Ideal weight : Males : 29.5 - 34 kgs
Females : 25 - 29.5 kgs

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 and on its
ability to perform its traditional work.

Disqualifying Faults

Aggressive or overly shy.
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.

Quellenhinweis Standard: FCI Secretariat General: 13, Place Albert 1er B – 6530 Thuin (Belgique)

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