APPEARANCE - Massive, strongly built. Active, energetic
dog, whose characteristic movement is a decided roll,
and unlike that of any other Spaniel.
- Natural working ability, gives tongue at work in thick
- Kindly disposition, aggression highly undesirable.
AND SKULL - Skull wide, showing moderate curve from
ear to ear, neither flat nor apple headed, with centre
indentation and a pronounced stop. Brows frowning; occiput
decided, but not pointed. Nostrils well developed
and liver in colour. Well balanced head.
- Hazel colour, fairly large, not full, but soft expression
and not showing much haw.
- Thick, fairly large and lobular, set moderately low,
just above eye level. Lying close to skull.
- Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete
scissor bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping lower
teeth and set square to the jaws.
- Long, strong, and slightly arched, not carrying head
much above level of back. Slight throatiness, but well
- Shoulders sloping and free; arms well boned and muscular.
Knees large and strong, pastern short and well boned.
Legs rather short and strong.
- Chest deep and well developed; not too round and wide.
Back and loin well developed and muscular in both width
and depth. The back ribs must be deep. Whole body strong
and level with no sign of waistlines from withers to
- Thighs strongly boned and muscular; hocks large and
strong, legs short and strong with good bone.
Hindlegs not appearing shorter than forelegs or over
- Round, well padded, well feathered between toes.
- Set low and never carried above level of back. Lively
actioned. Preferably docked to a length of from 5-7
- True fore and aft with distinctive roll.
- Abundant and flat with no tendency to curl and ample
undercoat for weather resistance. Ears covered with
soft, wavy hair, but not too profuse. Forequarters
and hindquarters moderately well feathered. Tail
thickly clothed with hair but not feathered.
- rich golden liver and hair shading to golden at tip;
gold predominating. Dark liver or puce undesirable.
Ideal Height: 38-41 cms (15-16 ins) at withers
Ideal Weight approx. 50 lbs
- 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.
- Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.
Gundog Group A.N.K.C.
© January 1998