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FCI standard for Golden Retrievers

Post  Admin on Fri May 01, 2009 2:36 pm

http://fci.be/nomenclature.aspx


FCI-Standard N° 111 / 29. 01. 1999/ GB

GOLDEN RETRIEVER


ORIGIN : Great Britain.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.

UTILIZATION : Gundog.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing Dogs, Water Dogs.
Section 1 Retrievers.
With working trial.


GENERAL APPEARANCE : Symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful, level mover; sound with kindly expression.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Biddable, intelligent and possessing natural working ability; kindly, friendly and confident.

HEAD : Balanced and well chiselled.

CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Broad without coarseness; well set on neck.
Stop : Well defined.

FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Preferably black.
Muzzle : Powerful, wide and deep. Length of foreface approximately equals length from stop to occiput.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Dark brown, set well apart, dark rims.
Ears : Moderate size, set on approximate level with eyes.

NECK : Good length, clean and muscular.
BODY : Balanced.
Back : Level topline.
Loins : Strong, muscular, short-coupled.
Chest : Deep through heart. Ribs deep, well sprung.

TAIL : Set on and carried level with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight with good bone.
Shoulders : Well laid back, long in blade.
Upper arm : Of equal length as the shoulder blade, placing legs well under body.
Elbows : Close fitting.

HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs strong and muscular.
Stifles : Well bent.
Second thigh : Good.
Hocks : Well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither turning in nor out. Cow-hocks highly undesirable.

FEET : Round and cat-like.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride long and free with no sign of hackney action in front.

COAT

HAIR : Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense water-resisting undercoat.

COLOUR : Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs on chest only, permissible.

SIZE :
Height at withers : Dogs 56 - 61 cm (22-24 ins);
Bitches 51 - 56 cm (20-22 ins).

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.

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.http://fci.be/nomenclature.aspx


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Re: FCI standard for Golden Retrievers

Post  Admin on Fri May 01, 2009 2:44 pm

UK Kennel Club - same standard since it's UK Kennel Club that issue it for FCI


http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/108

http://www.goldenretrievers.co.uk/application/standard/index.php

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Re: FCI standard for Golden Retrievers

Post  Emma on Fri May 01, 2009 6:40 pm

http://www.garbanklislone.co.uk/id185.htm

Written by Mr and Mrs Crosbie from the famous Garbank Lislone Kennel.

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Re: FCI standard for Golden Retrievers

Post  Emma on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:12 pm

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/2683/23/5/3

The Kennel Club has announced the revision of 78 standards. I wonder if the standard for Golden Retriever is going to be revised as well...I will try to find out Smile FCI standard is the Kennel Club standard Smile

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Re: FCI standard for Golden Retrievers

Post  Emma on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:46 pm

New standard.

It is not new, but it has been revised a bit







FCI-Standard N° 111 / 28.10.2009
/ GB




GOLDEN RETRIEVER





ORIGIN : Great Britain.





DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 28.07.2009.





UTILIZATION : Gundog.





CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 8 Retrievers,
Flushing


Dogs,
Water Dogs.


Section 1 Retrievers.


With
working trial.





GENERAL APPEARANCE : Symmetrical, balanced,
active, powerful, level mover; sound with kindly expression.





BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Biddable, intelligent and possessing natural working ability; kindly,
friendly and confident.





HEAD : Balanced and well
chiselled.





CRANIAL
REGION
:


Skull : Broad without coarseness; well set on neck.


Stop : Well defined.





FACIAL
REGION
:


Nose : Preferably black.


Muzzle : Powerful, wide and deep. Length of foreface approximately equals
length from stop to occiput.


Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e.
upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.


Eyes : Dark brown, set well apart, dark rims.


Ears : Moderate size, set on approximate level with eyes.











NECK : Good length, clean and
muscular.





BODY : Balanced.


Back
: Level topline.


Loins : Strong, muscular, short-coupled.


Chest : Deep through heart. Ribs deep, well sprung.





TAIL : Set on and carried level
with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.





LIMBS





FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight with good bone.


Shoulder : Well laid back, long in blade.


Upper
arm
: Of equal length as the shoulder blade, placing legs
well under body.


Elbow : Close fitting.


Forefeet : Round and cat-like.





HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs strong and muscular.


Stifle : Well bent.


Lower
thigh
: Good.


Hock : Well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither turning in nor
out. Cow-hocks highly undesirable.


Hind feet : Round and cat-like.





GAIT / MOVEMENT :
Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride long and
free with no sign of hackney action in front.





COAT





Hair : Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense
water-resisting undercoat.





COLOUR : Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs on chest only, permissible.





SIZE AND WEIGHT :


Height at withers : Dogs 56 - 61 cm
(22-24 ins);


Bitches 51 - 56 cm (20-22 ins).





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.

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