N° 6 b, The 14th June
STANDARD: GORDON SETTER
: Stylish dog, with galloping lines. Consistant with its build
which can be compared to a weight carrying hunter. Symmetrical in
: Intelligent, able and dignified.
Bold, outgoing, of a kindly even disposition.
HEAD AND SKULL
: Head deep rather than broad, but broader than muzzle, showing
brain room. Skull slightly rounded, broadest between ears. Clearly
defined stop, length from occiput to stop longer than from stop
to nose. Below and above eyes lean, cheeks as narrow as lean-ness
of head allows. Muzzle long with almost parallel lines, neither
pointed, nor snipey. Flews not pendulous, clearly defined lips.
Nose large, broad, nostrils open and black. Muzzle not quite as
deep as its length.
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.
MOUTH : Jaws
strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. Upper
over-lapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK : Long,
lean, arched, without throatiness.
Shoulder blades long, sloping well back, wide flat bone, close at
withers, not loaded. Elbows well let down, and close to body. Forelegs
flat boned, straight, strong; upright pa-sterns.
BODY : Moderate
length, deep brisket, ribs well sprung. Back ribs deep. Loins wide,
slightly arch-ed. Chest not too broad.
From hip to hock long, broad and muscular, hock to heel short, strong,
stifles well bent, straight from hock joint to ground. Pelvis tending
FEET : Oval,
close knit, well arched toes, plenty of hair between. Well paded
toes, deep heel
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.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
: Steady, free moving and true, with plenty of drive behind.
COAT : 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.
COLOUR : Deep
shining coal black, without rustiness, with markings of chesnut
red, i.e. lustrous tan. Black pencilling on toes and black streak
under jaw permissible. "Tan markings" : two clear spots
over eyes not over threequarters of an inch 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 elbow behind, and to knees
or little above, in front. Around vent. Very small white spot on
chest permissible. No other colour permissible.
SIZE : Height:
Dogs 66 cms (26 ins); Bitches 62 cms (24˝ ins).
FAULTS : Any
departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault
and the seriousness with which this fault should be regarded should
be in exact proportion to its degree.
NOTE : Male
animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.
Approved by the General
Assembly on the 23th and 24th June 1987 in Jerusalem.