Origin: Great Britain.
Date of publication of the official Valid Standard : 04.11.2008.
Utilization : Companion and Toy.
FCI-Classification: Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs.
Section 7 English Toy Spaniels.
Without working trial.
General appearance: Active, graceful and well balanced, with gentle expression.
Behaviour / temperament: Sporting, affectionate, absolutely fearless. Gay, friendly, non-aggressive; no tendency towards nervousness.
Skull: Almost flat between ears.
Nose: Nostrils black and well developed without flesh marks.
Muzzle: Length from base of stop to tip of nose about 1 1/2 ins. (3,8 cm). Well tapered. Face well filled below eyes. Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.
Lips: Well developed and not pendulous.
Jaws/Teeth: Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes: Large, dark, round but not prominent; spaced well apart.
Ears: Long, set high, with plenty of feather.
Neck: Moderate length, slightly arched.
Back : Level.
Loin : Short-coupled.
Chest : Moderate; good spring of ribs.
Tail: Length of tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back. Docking previously optional when no more than one-third was to be removed.
General appearance: Legs moderately boned, straight.
Shoulders: Well laid back.
General appearance: Legs with moderate bone.
Stifle: Well turned.
Hocks: No tendency to cow- or sickle-hocks.
Feet: Compact, cushioned and well feathered.
Gait / Movement: Free-moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from behind. Fore-and hindlegs move parallel when viewed from in front and behind.
Hair: Long, silky, free from curl. Slight wave permissible. Plenty of feathering. Totally free from trimming.
Colour: Recognized colours are :
Weight: 5,4 - 8 kg (12 - 18 lbs). A small, well-balanced dog well within these weights desirable.
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.