|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 290
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 18.05.1988.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Mrs Peggy Davis.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Dog of medium proportions, balanced distinguished, agile and vigorous.
HEAD: Moderately strong.
Skull: Rather broad and quite voluminous. Occipital protuberance hardly marked.
Stop: Not pronounced.
Nose: Developed, black.
Muzzle: Its length is roughly equal to that of the skull. Never square, but in profile tapering without being pointed. Nasal bridge rather straight, never arched.
Lips: Covering the lower jaw.
Eyes: Well open, dark in colour, of a frank, lively and intelligent expression.
Leathers: Quite short and medium-broad; they are set at eye level; they are slightly rounded in their medium part; they come down flat against the skull to turn slightly in their lower part in a slight oval.
NECK: Free although well attached to the shoulders, slightly arched in profile in its upper part.
Back: Short, well sustained and muscled.
Loin: Strong and muscled; can be slightly arched.
Chest: Well set down, but ribs never too flat, which could reduce the thoracic cage too much. Sternum well extended to the rear. The false ribs, without being cylindrical, must nevertheless be long and sufficiently well sprung so as to provide an ample thoracic cage.
Underline and belly: Never very tucked up, rather filled out.
FOREQUARTERS: Strong, straight and parallel.
Shoulder: Long, oblique and muscled.
Forefeet: Neither too long nor slim, but tight with thick and hard pads.
Hind feet: See Forefeet.
HINDQUARTERS: Hips: Well detached, oblique and strong.
Thigh: Well let down, fleshy and muscular.
Hock: Close to the ground and vertical.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Supple, lively and sure.
HAIR: Rather thick, not too short but flat.
COLOUR: Tri-colour (fawn with black blanket, and white); not too much importance should be given to the blanket, with markings more or less bright tan, or pale, or with black overlay. Because there exist grey Harrier, the grey tri-colours or the white-greys would not be either disqualified or penalised only because of their colour.
Height at withers: From 45 cm to 50 cm.
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.
Head too heavy.
Stop too pronounced.
Muzzle too short and square; muzzle too pointed.
Nasal bridge arched.
Over- or undershot mouth.
Curled ears, recalling and infusion of French blood.
Feet flat and splayed.
Frightened apperance, soft or unintelligent.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.