Appearance: I am fearless and sporting in character, yet at the same time I am gentle and
Head: My skull is lightly rounded, but without a dome or peak; it should appear flat
because of the high placement of my ears.
Eyes: My Eyes should be Large, round and set well apart; the color a warm, very dark
brown, giving a lustrous, limpid look. There should be slight cushioning under my eyes,
which contributes much to the sweet, gentle expression characteristic of my breed.
Nose: My nose should have a shallow stop, and the length from the base of the stop to tip
of my nose should be at least 1 1/2 inches. My Nostrils should be well developed and the
pigment uniformly black.
Muzzle: My Muzzle should be well tapered; mouth level; lips well covering.
Teeth: My teeth should be strong and even, preferably meeting in a scissor bite, although a
level bite is permitted. Undershot mouths are greatly to be discouraged; it should be
emphasized, however, that a slightly undershot bite in an otherwise well-balanced head
with the correct sweet expression should not be penalized in favor of a level mouth with a
plain or hard expression.
Ears: My ears should be set high, but not close, on top of my head. Leather long, with
plenty of silky feathering, and wide enough so that when I am alert, my ears fan slightly
forward to frame my face.
Neck: My neck should be fairly long, without throatiness, well enough muscled to form a
slight arch at my crest. Set smoothly into my nicely sloping shoulders.
Shoulders: My shoulders should be sloping back gently with moderate angulation, to give
the characteristic look of my upper top class and presence.
Body: My body is Short-coupled with ribs well sprung but not barrelled. My Chest
moderately deep, leaving ample heart room. My Back level, leading into strong, muscular
hind quarters. Slightly less body at my flank than at my last rib.
Legs: My Forelegs should be straight and well under me, my bone moderate, and my
elbows close to the sides. My Hind legs should be moderately muscled; stifles well turned;
hocks well let down. My hind legs viewed from the rear, should parallel each other from the
hock to the heel. My Pastern strong and feet compact with well cushioned pads. I should
stand level on all four feet.
Tail: My tail should be set so as to be carried level with the back. My Tail should be in
constant, characteristic motion when I am in action. Docking: Docking is optional, but
whether or not my tail is docked, it must balance my body. If docked, my tail must not be cut
too short; two-thirds is the absolute minimum to be left on the body, and the tails of my
broken-colored friends should always be docked to leave a white tip.
Coat: My coat should be Long and silky and very soft to the touch; free from curl, though
slight wave is permissible. Feathering on my ears, legs and tail should belong, and the
feathering on the feet is a feature of my breed. Trimming: NO trimming of my coat is
permitted. However, it is permissible, often desirable, to remove the hair growing between
the pads and the underside of my foot.
Size: I should stand at a Height of 12 to 13 inches at the withers; my weight, proportionate
to my height, between 13 and 18 pounds. These are my ideal heights and weights; slight
variations are permissible and I should not be penalized only in comparison with one of my
friends in equal general appearance, type and quality.
Colors: The following colors are the only ones that are acceptable:
Blenheim: Rich chestnut markings well broken up on a pearly white ground. My ears must
be red and the color evenly spaced on my head, with a wide white blaze between my ears,
in the center of which is the much desired lozenge (diamond), or "Blenheim Spot". The
lozenge is a unique and highly desirable, though not essential, characteristic of the
Tricolor: Jet black markings broken up on a pearly white ground; with rich tan markings
over my eyes, on my cheeks and on underside of my tail.
Ruby: Whole-colored rich red.
Black & Tan: Jet black with rich tan markings over my eyes, on my cheeks, inside my ears,
on my chest, legs, and underside of my tail.
It is important to remember that I can have one or more of the faults listed in the Standard,
in moderation, and still be an over-all typical gay, elegant Cavalier. On the other hand, if I
have bad temper or meanness They are not to be tolerated and shall be considered
disqualifying faults. It is my typical gay temperament, combined with my true elegance and
"royal" appearance, which are of paramount importance in my breed.
(503) 851-1187 Tammy
(503) 409-3491 David