Pointer

ORIGIN : Great Britain. 

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID
STANDARD : 28.07.2009. 

UTILIZATION : Pointing dog. 

FCI-CLASSIFICATION : Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 2.1 British and Irish Pointers
and Setters, Pointer.
With working trial. 

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Symmetrical and well built all over,
general outline a series of graceful curves. A strong but lissom
appearance. 

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Aristocratic. Alert with
appearance of strength, endurance and speed. Kind, even disposition. 

HEAD
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Of medium breadth, in proportion to length of foreface.
Pronounced occipital bone.
Stop : Well defined. 

FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Dark, but may be lighter in the case of a lemon and white
coloured dog. Nostrils wide, soft and moist.
Muzzle : Somewhat concave, ending on level with nostrils, giving a
slightly dish-faced appearance. Slight depression under the eyes.
Lips : Well developed, soft.
Jaw/Teeth : Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor
bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to
the jaws.
Cheeks : Cheek bones not prominent.
Eyes : Same distance from occiput as from nostrils, bright and kindly
in expression. Either hazel or brown according to colour of coat. Neither bold nor staring, not looking down the nose. Eye rims dark,
but may be lighter in the case of a lemon and white coloured dog.
Ears : Leathers thin, set on fairly high, lying close to head, of
medium length, slightly pointed at tips. 

NECK : Long, muscular, slightly arched, springing cleanly from
shoulders and free from throatiness. 

BODY :
Loin: Strong muscular and slightly arched. Short coupled.
Chest: Just wide enough for plenty of heart room. Brisket well let
down, to level with elbows. Ribs well sprung and carried well back,
gradually falling away at loin. 

TAIL : Medium length, thick at root, tapering gradually to a point.
Well covered with close hair, carried on a level with back, with no
upward curl. In movement, tail should lash from side to side. 

LIMBS
FOREQUARTERS :
General appearance : Forelegs straight and firm, with good oval
bone, with back sinews strong and visible.
Shoulder : Long, sloping and well-laid back.
Carpus (Wrist) : Flat with front leg and protruding very little on
inside.
Metacarpus (Pastern) : Lengthy, strong and resilient. Slightly
sloping.
Forefeet : Oval, well knit, arched toes, well cushioned. 

HINDQUARTERS :
General appearance : Very muscular. The haunch bones well spaced
and prominent, not above level of back.
Thigh : Good expanse of first thigh.
Stifle : Well turned.
Lower thigh : Good expanse. Hock : Well let down.
Hind feet : Oval, well knit, arched toes, well cushioned. 

GAIT / MOVEMENT: Smooth, covering plenty of ground. Driving
hind action, elbows neither in nor out. Definitely not a hackney
action. 

COAT
Hair : Fine, short, hard and evenly distributed, perfectly smooth and
straight with decided sheen.
COLOUR : Usual colours are lemon and white, orange and white,
liver and white, and black and white. Self colours and tricolours are
also correct.
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at the withers: Dogs: 63 – 69 cm.
Bitches: 61 – 66 cm. 

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 dogs.
• 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.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed
typical conformation should be used for breeding.
The latest amendments are in bold characters.

HINDQUARTERS :

General appearance : Hindlegs well muscled with long bones, vertical and parallel to each other with good angulation at hip, knee and hock joints, in harmony with angulation of forequarters.

Metatarsus (Rear pastern) : Short hocks with well developed Achilles’ tendons; seen from rear, they are well apart straight and vertical.

Hind feet: Very small and oval with toes well apart but not splayed (neither hare- nor cat-foot).  Nails particularly well arched and moderately long.  Pads well developed and very elastic. Dewclaws are not desirable.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Steps are long, springy, energetic and active with good reach and drive.  Seen from rear, hind legs should move almost parallel to each other, so that the footprints of the hind feet fit directly into those of the front feet. With increasing speed, the limbs show a tendency to converge towards the median plane (single track). Movement remains free and springy without visible effort, head raised and back firm.

SKIN : Smooth and elastic all over body.

COAT

Hair : In this breed there are two varieties of coat.

Smooth-haired : Coat is short, lying close all over body.  If there is an undercoat, the hair is somewhat longer; sparse coat on throat and belly permissible; slightly longer on neck and tail, short on face and ears.  Coat is glossy and its texture is soft.  Hairless dogs are not tolerated.

Longed-haired : Coat should be fine and silky, smooth or slightly wavy.  Not too thick undercoat desired.  Coat is longer, forming feathering on ears, neck, rear of front and hind legs, on feet and on tail.  Dogs with long billowing coat will not be accepted.

Colour : All colours in all possible shades and combinations are admitted, except merle colour.

SIZE AND WEIGHT : In this breed only the weight is taken into consideration, not the height.

Weight : Ideal weight : between 1.5 and 3 kgs. Weight between 500 gr. and 1.5 kgs tolerated.

Subjects weighing less than 500 gr and more than 3 kg shall be disqualified.

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.

– Missing teeth.

– “Double teeth” (persistence of temporary teeth).

– Pointed ears.

– Short neck.

– Long body.

– Roach or hollow back (Lordosis or Kyphosis).

– Steep croup.

– Narrow chest, flat ribcage.

– Tail : incorrect set-on, short or twisted.

– Short limbs.

– Out at elbow.

– Too close behind.

SEVERE FAULTS :

– Narrow skull

– Eyes small, deep set or protruding.

– Long muzzle.

– Under or overshot mouth.

– Unstable stifle.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS :

– Aggressive or overly shy.

– Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified

– Deer type dogs (dogs with an atypical or extremely stylized structure: refined head, long neck, slender body, long limbs).

– Dogs with an open fontanel.

– Drop ear or short ear.

– Deformed jaws.

– Extremely long body.

– Absence of tail.

– In the long- haired variety : Dogs with very long, fine and billowing coat.

– In the smooth-haired variety : Bald patch (alopecia).

– Merle colour.

– Subjects weighing less than 500 gr and more than 3 kg.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Pointer

FCI Standard N° 1 / 28.10.2009 

ORIGINE: Gran Bretagna 

DATA DI PUBBLICAZIONE DELLO STANDARD ORIGINALE VIGENTE:
28.07.2009 

UTILIZZAZIONE: Cane da ferma 

CLASSIFICAZIONE F.C.I.: Gruppo 7 Cani da ferma
Sezione 2.1 Cani da ferma britannici ed irlandesi
Pointer
Con prova di lavoro

ASPETTO GENERALE:
Simmetrico e ben costruito in ogni sua parte; il suo profilo presenta una serie di curve
aggraziate. Un aspetto forte ma elegante. 

COMPORTAMENTO – CARATTERE
Aristocratico. Svelto con apparenza di forza, resistenza e velocità. Temperamento
gentile, equilibrato. 

TESTA 

REGIONE DEL CRANIO
Cranio di media ampiezza, in proporzione alla lunghezza del muso. Cresta occipitale
pronunciata.
Stop ben definito 

REGIONE DEL MUSO
Tartufo scuro, ma può essere più chiaro nel caso di un cane bianco-limone. Narici
ampie, morbide e umide
Muso dal profilo un po’ concavo, che termina al livello delle narici, dando un aspetto
leggermente incavato al muso. Leggera depressione sotto gli occhi
Labbra ben sviluppate, morbide
Mascelle/Denti mascelle forti, con perfetta, regolare e completa chiusura a
forbice, cioè con gli incisivi superiori che si sovrappongono a stretto
contatto agli inferiori e sono impiantati perpendicolarmente alle mascelle
Guance ossa delle guance non prominenti
Occhi stessa distanza sia dall’occipite che dalle narici; brillanti e dall’espressione
gentile. Nocciola o bruni a seconda del colore del mantello. Non spavaldi
né fissi, non sprezzanti. Rime palpebrali scure, ma possono essere più
chiare nel caso di un cane bianco-limone
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Orecchi di cartilagine sottile, inseriti piuttosto alti, pendono aderenti alla testa. Di
media lunghezza, leggermente appuntiti all’estremità. 

COLLO lungo, muscoloso, leggermente arcuato, che esce bene dalle spalle. Senza
giogaia. 

CORPO
Rene forte, muscoloso e leggermente arcuato. Raccolto.
Torace abbastanza ampio per dare spazio al cuore. Sterno ben disceso, a livello
dei gomiti. Costole ben cerchiate e portate ben indietro, gradualmente
diminuendo fino a scomparire al rene 

CODA di media lunghezza, spessa alla radice, gradatamente si assottiglia verso la punta.
Ben ricoperta di pelo fitto, portata al livello del dorso, senza arrotolarsi
verso l’alto. In movimento, la coda dovrebbe muoversi da un lato
all’altro. 

ARTI
ANTERIORI diritti e fermi, con buone ossa ovali, e i tendini posteriori forti e
visibili.
Spalle lunghe, oblique e ben inclinate indietro.
Carpo in linea con l’arto, e sporgente, ma molto poco, verso l’interno.
Metacarpo piuttosto lungo, forte e elastico. Leggermente inclinato.
Piede anteriore: ovale, con dita ben chiuse e arcuate; buoni cuscinetti 

 POSTERIORI molto muscolosi. Le punte iliache sono ben distanziate e
prominenti, non al di sopra del livello del dorso
Coscia di buona estensione.
Ginocchio ben angolato.
Gamba di buona estensione.
Garretto ben disceso
Piede posteriore: ovale, con dita ben chiuse e arcuate; buoni cuscinetti.

ANDATURA sciolta, che copre molto terreno. Spinta del posteriore, con
gomiti non in fuori né in dentro. Decisamente non steppante. 

MANTELLO
PELO fine, corto, duro e distribuito uniformemente, perfettamente liscio e diritto e
decisamente lucido 

COLORE i colori normali sono: bianco e limone, bianco e arancio, bianco e .fegato
e bianco e nero. Anche i mantelli monocolore e tricolore sono corretti  

TAGLIA
Altezza al garrese. Maschi 63 – 69 cm.
Femmine 61 – 66 cm 

DIFETTI: qualsiasi deviazione da quanto sopra deve essere considerato come
difetto e la severità con cui verrà penalizzata deve essere proporzionata alla sua gravità
e ai suoi effetti sulla salute e sul benessere del cane, e sulla sua capacità di svolgere il
suo tradizionale lavoro. 

DIFETTI ELIMINATORI 

 Cane aggressivo o eccessivamente timido 

 Qualsiasi cane che presenti evidenti anomalie d’ ordine fisico o
comportamentale, deve essere squalificato 

N.B. I maschi devono avere due testicoli apparentemente normali, completamente
discesi nello scroto.

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