|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 295
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
ORIGIN: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 27.11.1974.
UTILISATION: Scent hound.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Mrs. Peggy Davis, brought up to day by Dr. Paschoud.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Strong and light dog, less powerful and more distinguished than the Foxhound.
HEAD: Expressive, moderately large.
Skull: Flat, occipital crest slightly marked.
Nose: Black, well developed.
Muzzle: Quite long and rather more pointed than square.
Lips: Covering the lower jaw.
Eyes: Always dark, never prominent, of medium size, not too round.
Leathers: V shaped, almost flat, slightly turned, quite short and rather set on high.
NECK: Long and free although well tied into the shoulders. Slightly arched in its upper part.
Back: Straight and muscled.
Loin: Strong and slightly arched.
Chest: Chest: More developed in depth than in width.
Ribs: Rather flat than too rounded.
Flank: Must neither be too full nor too tucked up.
TAIL: Of medium length, with some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip; well carried.
FOREQUARTERS: Forelegs straight and vertical.
Shoulder: Sloping and well muscled.
Forefeet: Neither too tight nor too round.
Hind feet: See Forefeet.
HINDQUARTERS: Hips: Strong, hip bones quite prominent.
Thigh: Long and well let down.
Hock joint: Neither too straight nor too bent.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Supple and steady.
SKIN: White with black markings.
HAIR: Smooth, of English style, i.e. flat and not too short.
COLOUR: Usually white as base colour, with all shades of black to orange, in France generally tricolour with black mantle covering the upper part of the back.
Height at withers: From 48 to 55 cm maximum - but rather from 48 to 50 cm preferred.
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.
- Depigmented nose.
Loin long and flabby.
Discoloration of scrotum.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.