The Kennel Club





Bavarian Mountain Hound




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: September 2008

CLASSIFICATION

: Hound

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: A well balanced, lightly built, muscular and powerful, clean cut hound, of medium size. Body slightly longer than high.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: A natural ability to hunt cold scent with perseverance and endurance.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Calm, devoted to owner, biddable, reserved with strangers, not shy or aggressive.

HEAD

: Moderately broad. Skull flat, with no pronounced occiput. Well defined stop. Muzzle shorter than skull, moderately broad, lips pendulous of medium thickness, well pigmented with corner of lips clearly visible. Nose of moderate size with well open nostrils. Black or dark red.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with a perfect regular and complete scissor bite, set square to the jaw.

Eyes

: Medium size, not too large or too round. Dark brown or hazel, alert expression. Well fitting lids, eye rims well pigmented.

Ears

: Heavy. Set moderately high. Broad, rounded at tips. Hanging close and flat to head. Reaching no further than the nose.

NECK

: Strong, of medium length. Skin somewhat looser on throat.

BODY

: Back strong and supple. Topline rising slightly from withers to long, level croup. Ribcage oval, deep, long and reaching far back. Loin short, broad and well muscled. Slight tuck up.

TAIL

: Set high, tapering, of moderate length, not reaching below hock. Carried level or slightly lower than back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Muscular and strongly boned. Shoulders well laid back. Upper arm long. Elbows close fitting to body. Forelegs straight and parallel when viewed from the front; standing well under the body when viewed from side. Pasterns strong, slightly sloping.

FEET

: Strong, turning neither in nor out. Oval feet with well arched, tight toes. Pads well cushioned and pigmented. Nails black or horn colour.

HINDQUARTERS

: Good angulation, strongly boned and well muscled. Upper thigh broad. Lower thigh relatively long. Hocks well let down. Rear pasterns vertical and parallel.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Light, springy, ground covering with good reach in front and strong drive from the rear.

COAT

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HAIR

: Dense and close fitting, moderately harsh, finer on head and ears.

COLOUR

: Deer red, tan or fawn, any of which may be interspersed with black hairs, or brindle. The back and tail generally being more intense in colour. Muzzle and leathers darker in colour. A small, light coloured patch on chest allowed.

SIZE

: Dogs: 47-52cms (18 ½ – 20 ½ ins ). Bitches 44-48 cms (17 ½ -19 ins).

FAULTS

: 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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.