|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 25
These illustrations do not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed.
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 28.12.1973.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.1||Scenthounds, Large-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Mrs. Kincaid, brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Well constructed hound, strong, yet light; forequarters more powerful than hindquarters.
HEAD: Fairly fine, lean, of medium length.
Skull: Forehead slightly domed, not very broad; occipital protuberance perceptible.
Stop: Well defined.
Nose: Well developed, black or red-brown.
Muzzle: Rather square. Nasal bridge fairly broad; first straight, then slightly arched, moderately long.
Lips: Slightly or not at all in form of flews, the upper lip covering the lower without overhanging fleshiness; corner of the lips often visible.
Eyes: Alert, very open and dark, eyerims black or brown.
Leathers: Of medium size, set on relatively high for a French hound, rather flat, in the lower section turning slightly inwards.
NECK: Of medium length, rather round, somewhat strong; a slight dewlap is permitted.
Back: Rather wide, strong, slightly arched.
Loin: Wide, slightly arched.
Chest: Chest: Very deep, quite narrow.
Flank: Fairly long, with a slight tuck-up.
TAIL: Long, strong, sometimes slightly feathered.
FOREQUARTERS: Strong, vertical stance, flat bones.
Shoulder: Fairly long, lying close to the chest.
Forefeet: Well developed, rather round; toes tight.
Hind feet: See Forefeet.
Thigh: Moderately muscled.
Hock: Slightly bent, wide and strong.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Gallops easily.
SKIN: White, sometimes with deep brown or almost black spots; supple and fine.
HAIR: Short, harsh to the touch, often slightly coarse.
COLOUR: Pure white or milk-cofee white, or white with light orange or lemon patches or mantle.
Height at withers:
For dogs 60-70 cm.
For bitches 58-62 cm.
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.
- Aggressive or overly shy.
- Nasal bridge too short, too long or too slim.
- Pronounced overshot mouth; such a dog must be stristly disqualified; however a dog with a slightly overshot mouth (1/2 cm) has not to be eliminated.
- Black or red hair.