|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
|United Kennel Club|
Medium-sized Anglo-French Hound(Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie)
Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie
Scenthound for hunting small game.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
Mrs. Peggy Davis.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
Developed in France, most likely beginning during the 16th Century, the Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie was created by crossing English hounds with the French hounds. It was used as a scenthound for hunting small game. The Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.
Balanced and solidly built dog, but without heaviness. Seen in profile, his outline must lean towards that of a well established French hound.
A medium sized, well balanced and solidly built hound, with no trace of coarseness. In outline, his profile must appear to be that of a classic French hound.
Elongated, not too broad, occipital crest not too accentuated.
The head is fairly long, and not too broad.
Slightly convex, without being domed.
The skull is slightly convex, but not domed. There is no prominence of occiput. The stop is very slight.
Well pigmented, nostrils well open.
The nostrils are well opened, and the nose is fully pigmented. In the white and black dogs, the nose is black. In the white and orange dogs, the nose is brown.
Moderately elongated, appearence a little pointed; bridge of the nose straight or slightly arched.
The muzzle is moderately long, and just a little pointed. The nasal bridge is straight or slightly arched. The upper lips cover the lower lips.
The upper lip covers the lower lip.
The Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Big, brown, with a soft but lively expression.
The eyes are large and brown, with a soft, intelligent expression.
The ears are finely attached below the level of the eye. They are flexible, slightly turned, and of medium width. They reach almost to the border of the nose.
Finely attached below the eye level line, flexible, slightly turned, of medium width and reaching at least by two fingers the border of the nose.
Clean, without dewlap.
Free of dewlap.
The chest is well developed, and let down at least to the level of the elbow. The ribs are long and moderately rounded. The back is firm and straight. The loin is quite short and muscular, and the croup is fairly long and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.
Firm and straight.
Quite short and muscled.
Slightly inclined and quite long.
Let down, reaching at least the point of the elbow, well developed. Ribs long and moderately rounded.
Quite full, a little tucked up but without a whippety look.
Of medium length, quite fine, well set in the extension of the loin line, with thick hair, but without some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip.
The tail is set on as an extension of the spine. It is medium in length and quite fine. There is no brush.
Sufficiently strong, broad and straight.
The shoulder blades are long, flat, and sloping.
Shoulder blade long, flat and sloping, well attached to the chest.
Strong and straight.
Lean and tight.
Lean and tight.
The thighs are deep and muscular. The hocks are slightly bent, and close to the ground.
Muscular and deep.
Slightly bent and quite close to the ground.
Fine, without folds, firm tissues.
Short, dense and smooth.
Short, dense, and smooth.
- Tricolour white and black with bright tan markings, black nose.
- White and black with pale tan markings, black nose.
- Bicolour white and orange, brown (tobacco) nose.
White and black, with bright or pale tan markings. Orange and white.
Height at withers:
48 - 56 cm.
With a minimal and maximum tolerance of 2 cm for the exceptional subjects.
Height at the withers is between 19 and 22 inches.
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 and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
- In general, all the faults common to scenthounds.
- Head too short or too large.
- Rounded skull.
- Butterfly nose.
- Muzzle square.
- Over-or undershot mouth.
- Flews too accentued.
- Prominent eyes, light eyes.
- Leathers set high, broad, short or too flat.
- Neck too short; dewlap.
- Cylindrical body.
- Loaded shoulders.
- Tail coarse, short; with round the tail some coarser and longer, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip.
- Loose tissues of the skin.
Skull: Round skull.
Muzzle: Square lips.
Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.
Nose: Butterfly nose.
Eyes: Light or prominent eyes.
Ears: High set, broad or short ears.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.