King Charles Spaniel
Compact and cobby, on refined lines, chest
wide and deep, legs short and straight, back short and level. Tail
well flagged, and not carried over the level of the back. Customarily docked. Movement
free, active and elegant.
Head and Skull:
Skull massive in comparison to size, well
domed, and full over the eyes. Nose black with large wide open nostrils,
very short and turned up to meet the skull. The stop between skull
and nose should be well defined. Jaw; muzzle square, wide, deep
and well turned up, lower jaw wide, lips exactly meeting, giving
a nice finish. The cheeks should not fall away under the eyes, but
be well cushioned up. A protruding tongue is objectionable, but
does not disqualify.
Very large and dark, set wide apart, with
eyelids block square to face line, and with pleasing expression.
Set on low, and to hang quite flat to cheeks,
very long and well feathered.
Long, silky and straight, a slight wave allowed,
not curly. The legs, ears and tail should be profusely feathered.
Black and Tan: A rich glossy black, with
bright, mahogany tan markings, on muzzle, legs, chest, linings of
ears, under tail, and spots over eyes. Tricolour: Ground pearly
white and well distributed black patches, brilliant tan markings
on cheeks, linings of ears, under tail, and spots over the eyes.
A wide white blaze between the eyes, and up the forehead. Blenheim:
A ground of pearly white with well distributed chestnut patches.
A wide clear blaze with the "spot" in centre of skull.
The "spot" should be a clear chestnut red mark about the
size of a sixpence in centre of skull. Ruby: Whole coloured, a rich
Weight and Size:
The most desirable size is 3.6 to 6.3 kg.
The presence of a few white hairs on the
chest of a Black and Tan or Ruby is undesirable, but a white patch
is a major fault.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum