FÉDÉRATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE 
SECRÉTARIAT GÉNÉRAL: 13, Place Albert I - B 6530 THUIN (Belg.)
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.

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

 

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