Fédération Cynologique Internationale



FCI-Standard N° 219

French Tricolour Hound

(Français Tricolore)




The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.

ORIGIN

: France.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: 13.01.1965.

UTILISATION

: Pack Hound for big game.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION

:
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.1Scenthounds, Large-sized Hounds
With working trial


TRANSLATION

: Mrs. Peggy Davis, revised by Dr. Paschoud.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Large pack hound, elegant, sufficiently well boned and muscled.

HEAD

: Not too imposing, but quite elongated; occipital protuberance marked.

CRANIAL REGION

:

Skull

: Very slightly domed, skull quite developed.

Stop

: More accentuated than in the Pointevin.

FACIAL REGION

:

Nose

: Black; open nostrils.

Muzzle

: Straight, rather long and sometimes slightly arched.

Lips

: More substantial than in the Pointevin, i.e. very slightly square.

Eyes

: Big and brown, sometimes circled with black. Intelligent expression.

Leathers

: Broader than those of the Poitevin, set at eye level, slightly curled, not too supple, preferably extending to the set-on of the nose or within two fingers of it.

NECK

: Long, rather strong and sometimes with a slight trace of dewlap.

BODY

:

Back

: Sustained and solid.

Chest

: Deep and well let down, at least as far down as the point of the elbows. Ribs long and not too flat.

Underline and belly

: Very slightly tucked up.

TAIL

: Quite long, carried high and with elegance.

LIMBS

:

FOREQUARTERS

: Well positioned, broad and straight.

Shoulder

: Long and close to the chest.

FEET

:

Forefeet

: Lean.

Hind feet

: See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

: Hips: Well laid, in harmony with the forequarters.

Thigh

: Long, sufficiently muscled.

Hock

: Rather broad, low set, slightly bent.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Easy and light.

SKIN

: Quite fine.

COAT

:

HAIR

: Short and rather fine.

COLOUR

: Tricolour, with black mantle more or less spread out. Tan preferably bright or even copper-taned. Neither blackend tan on the cheeks and on the lips nor blue or tan fleckings on the legs and on the body are to be sought after. The grizzled « wolf colour » is admitted.

SIZE

:

Height at withers

: From 62 to 72 cm for the males and from 60 to 68 cm for the bitches.

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.
  • Pink spots on the nose.
  • Under-or overshot mouth.
  • Light eyes.
  • Leathers too flat, too short or set too high.
  • Legs badly positioned or thin.
  • Hocks too straight.
  • Fat feet.
  • Any apparent trace of English hound blood, especially in the head. "Smoky" coloured heads which indicate cross-breeding with the White and Black Hound and all other colours than those above mentioned.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

:
Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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