The Kennel Club





Griffon Fauve De Bretagne




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: December 2014

CLASSIFICATION

: Hound

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Strongly built, muscular, rough coated, active hound suited to hunting difficult terrain. Body slightly longer than height at withers.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: A brave hunter, adaptable and obedient, with strong scenting ability. Possessing good voice, freely used.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Gentle, sociable, affectionate and friendly.

HEAD

: Skull rather long and not too broad. Frontal bones slightly raised. Slight stop. Nose black or dark brown with wide open nostrils.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

: Slightly oval, neither deep set nor prominent. Dark brown. Lively expression. Not showing haw.

Ears

: Set on level with the eye, reaching the nose when drawn forward. Folding inwards, ending in a point. Covered with finer and shorter hair than on the body.

NECK

: Moderately short, muscular.

BODY

: Length of body being measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock exceeds height at withers at a ratio of 10:9. Chest fairly wide and deep reaching to elbow. Ribs well sprung and carried well back. Back short and broad. Loin muscular. Level topline. Underline rises only slightly towards rear.

TAIL

: Set on high. Medium length, thick at the base tapering to the tip. On the move, tail is active and carried in a gentle sickle curve above the line of the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Shoulders sloping, elbows set well under. Forearms straight, slight slope to pasterns. Strong bone.

FEET

: Compact, well arched with strong nails. Pads firm and hard.

HINDQUARTERS

: Moderately angulated with long, well muscled first and second thighs. Legs parallel when viewed from behind.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Sound, supple, easy and active.

COAT

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HAIR

: Rough, harsh, rather short, never woolly or curly. Furnishings on eyebrows and muzzle not too dense. No obvious signs of trimming.

COLOUR

: From golden to red wheaten.

SIZE

: 48 – 56cms (19 – 22 ins), with a tolerance of 2cms (¾ in).

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.