|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 219
French Tricolour Hound(Français Tricolore)
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 13.01.1965.
UTILISATION: Pack Hound for big game.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.1||Scenthounds, 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.
Skull: Very slightly domed, skull quite developed.
Stop: More accentuated than in the Pointevin.
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.
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.
FOREQUARTERS: Well positioned, broad and straight.
Shoulder: Long and close to the chest.
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.
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.
Height at withers: From 62 to 72 cm for the males and from 60 to 68 cm for the bitches.
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.
Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.