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Pachón Navarro (Read Spanish version)  

R.S.C.E. Standard N¬ļ¬†409 (Not Accepted F.C.I.)
Origen: Spain
Utilization: Pointing dog for small game for fur and feather adapted to any kind of ground. His way of hunting is trotting, organized and close to the hunter, whom he forms a spontaneous tandem with, developing the so-called "intelligent hunting".
Classification R.S.C.E.:
Group 7: Pointing Dogs
Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs

Brief historical Summary

The Pachon Navarro is product of the recovery of this breed through dogs coming from the old trunk of the Old Spanish Pointer of which classical authors have echoed during the last centuries.

General Appearance

This is a dog with a sturdy body, included in a rectangle, big head with strong square muzzle, slightly short limbs, cylindrical trunk and wirehaired harsh and coarse.


Important Proportions

Body/Height at the wither: The length of the body longer than the height at the wither.

Depth of the chest/ Height at the wither: The height of the trunk equal or higher than that from the elbow to the floor.

Length of the muzzle/Length of the head: The muzzle is generally shorter than the length of the skull.

Behaviour / Temperament

Docile, quiet and intelligent. Friendly with humans as well as with other dogs. In the fields, he is a vigorous trotter, resistant and prone by nature to hunt as a team with the hunter.


Big, square, wide skull. The length of the face is usually shorter than the length of the skull. 


Skull: Wide skull with a marked frontal bone, deep cranial furrow dividing the skull into two parts down to the muzzle.

Stop: Pronounced.


Nose: Wide, big and open nostrils, straight front profile. In some dogs, it can be seen the so-called splitted nose or double nose, characteristic basically gathered by the different classical authors. The colour of the nose and mucous are according to the dog’s coat, avoiding dispigmentations.

Muzzle: Wide and square. The length is equal or shorter than the skull. Preferably straight profile, the nose can be slightly raised with respect to the profile of the muzzle.

Lips: Thick and hanging, that help to give the muzzle a square appearance. Well pigmented.

Jaws / Teeth: Strong jaw, complete teeth and scissor bite.

Cheeks: Jawbone with powerful muscles.

Eyes: Big and a bit rounded. Frontal look. Well separated. Brown to honey colour.

Ears: High set and wide insertion over the line of the eye. Fallen forwards, rounded, flat and wide at the base and rounded in the lower part.


Slightly convex, medium length, thick and well muscled, with the skin a bit slack. Existing dewlap, but not too prominent.


Upper line: Straight and solid.

Wither: Long and pronounced. The insertion of the neck is correct on the shoulders.

Back: Strong and solid, well muscled.

Loin: Wide, muscled and flexible.

Croup: Wide, long and muscled, rounded outline.

Chest: Very wide and sturdy, good separation between the legs. Deep and well descended to the elbow. Rounded rib cage, cylindrical and ribs spaced widely apart. Long sternum.

Abdomen: Little tucked up.


Medium set. Straight, thick. At rest, if falls as an extension of the croup and, while hunting, it is gaily moved from one side to the other. Traditionally a third of its total length is cut off.



General Appearance: With powerful bone. Vertical.

Shoulders: Muscled and good slope. Long and too closed scapulo-humeral angulation near 90¬ļ.

Arm: Not very long, muscled, strong and coarse bone.

Elbow: Wide and close to the body.

Forearm: Muscled, good slope and strong bone.

Carpus (Carpal joint): Strong carpal zone, of good volume.

Metacarpus (Pastern): Short, sturdy with a good slope seen in profile.

Feet: Rounded, arched and close toes, steady, big and strong pads. Pads and nails preferably dark.


General Appearance: Very sturdy and muscled, with good angulation at the height of the knees, vertical medium length radius bone.

Thigh: Not very long radius bone, with good marked relief musculature.

Knee: Too closed femoral-tibial angle.

Leg: Good length, well muscled and strong bone.

Hock joint: Wide, solid, well angulated and close to the ground.

Metatarsus: Strong bone, without deviations and vertical.

Feet: Rounded, close toes, sturdy nails and strong pads, preferably dark pigmentation.

Gait / Movement

During the hunting, the movement will be trotting, covering a wide area, harmonious and full of energy.



Thick, a bit slack from the body forming some characteristic creases and wrinkles. In some zones of the body it is thinner and the veins can be seen (ears and face).



Hair: Short, smooth, wirehaired harsh and coarse.

Colour: A great variety of coats is accepted: one- or two-colours, tricolour and parti-colour.


Size and Weight

Height at the wither: A minimum of 48 cm and a maximum of 60 cm.

Weight: Between 20 and 30 kg.


Faults that exclude dogs from the Initial Registration

  • Dogs included in the square.
  • Excessively light structures.
  • Dogs with a very lively character and excessively excitable.
  • Small, narrow heads and pointed or very long muzzles.
  • Not scissor bite, lack of teeth and deformity of the jawbones.
  • Atypical ears.
  • Excessive length of the limbs.
  • Monorquids or criptorquids.
  • Flat, narrow or little descended rib cage.
  • Fawn colours.

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