Kooikerhondje

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The Full Kooikerhondje Description

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General Appearance

Parti-coloured dog with a nearly square body with length slightly more than height at shoulders. High head carriage.

Characteristics

Temperament Friendly, good natured and alert.

Head and Skull

Length of skull about equal to muzzle with a moderate stop. Muzzle not too deep, lips tight-fitting, well filled under the eye. Nose black.

Eyes

Deep brown, almond-shaped, alert expression.

Ears

Medium sized, set just above eye level; pendant, hanging close to the cheeks. Long feathered, dark tips preferred.

Mouth

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

Neck

Short and well muscled.

Forequarters

Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight; not too heavily feathered.

Body

Strong, level back, deep chest with good spring of rib.

Hindquarters

Strong and broad, flanks well rounded, stifle slightly angulated, feathered to mid-thigh.

Feet

Small and tight. Slightly hare shaped.

Tail

Carried on level with back or slightly above; not curled, reaching the hock. Well feathered with white plume.

Gait/Movement

Jaunty and springy.

Coat

Medium long, slightly waved or straight; not curled, close fitting. Hair not too fine, well developed undercoat.

Colour

Clear orange-red coloured patches on white. White blaze preferred.

Size

Height: 35-40 cms (14-16 ins).

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