|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 244
Slovakian Hound(Slovenský Kopov)
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 16.04.1963.
UTILISATION: This breed is distinguished through its enduring hours-long following of a warm trail or scent while giving tongue. Also distinguished by its keenness and therefore used in its native country for hunting wild boar and predatory.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Mrs. C.Seidler.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Always solid black with tan markings. Lightish body build, yet solid bone structure. Longish rectangle.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: Spirited temperament. Extraordinarily developed sense of direction.
Skull: Flat domed top skull ; shape of a longish rectangle. Superciliary ridges and frontal furrow marked; occipital protuberance hardly marked. The direction of the axes of the muzzle and of the skull is parallel.
Stop: Forms an angle of about 45°.
Nose: Always black in colour, relatively large, moderately tapering; nostrils moderately open.
Muzzle: Bridge of nose straight, in keeping with the skull long and not too broad.
Lips: Not overlapping, close fittfng with noticeable opened corner of mouth.
Jaws/Teeth: Jaws of regular shape, firm, with well developed complete bite.
Eyes: Dark, set in somewhat deep. Show liveliness and courage. Eyelids always black; almond shaped.
Leathers: Set on somewhat above the line of the eyes, carried flat along the head, with rounded tip and of medium length.
NECK: Well set, carried at an angle of 135°, rather short, muscular and without loose skin.
Back: Straight, medium long.
Loin: Not too long, suitably broad, firm and muscular.
Croup: Not too long, medium breadth, rounded.
Chest: Forechest broad and well developed. Medium depth, suitably broad and appropriately long. Ribs arched, set slanting.
Underline and belly: Moderately tucked up.
TAIL: Set on somewhat low, below the upper line ; fittingly strong, tapering to the tip and reaching to the hock. Pendant in repose; curved upwards in sabre shape to a height of 150° when alert.
Shoulder: Shoulder-blade and upperarm: Rather short, well developed, muscular. Angle at shoulder joint about 110°.
Forearm: In vertical position, dry.
Pastern: Pastern joint: Short.
Pastern: Not too long. Somewhat sloping.
Forefeet: Oval; well arched toes; nails always black and strong. Pads dark and well developed.
Hind feet: Oval; toes tight and well arched; pads well developed and black.
Thigh: Sufficiently broad; fittingly long, muscu1ar.
Lower thigh: Broad, appropriate in 1ength, well muscled.
Hock joint: Set on in a height of about 15 cm, moderately broad. Angle of hock about 150°.
Hock: About 8 cm long, moderate1y slanting forward ; no dewc1aws.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Lively and balanced.
SKIN: Dark brown to black, close fitting without folds or loose skin.
HAIR: 2-5 cm long, medium coarse, close fitting and dense; longer on back, neck and tail. Undercoat dense, especially during winter months, but must not be lacking in summer.
COLOUR: Black with brown to mahogany coloured tan markings on limbs.
Height at withers:
Height at withers for dogs 45 to 50 cm.
Height at withers for bitches 40 to 45 cm.
Weight: Weight 15 to 20 kg.
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.
- Heavy, clumsy, stocky build.
- Head too heavy.
- Lips overlapping.
- Incomplete bite.
- Over- or undershot mouth.
- light eye, eyelids loose or too tight.
- Leathers too light, pointed.
- Loose skin on neck (throatiness).
- Soft back.
- Flat ribcage (serious fault) .
- Remarkably too long tail, tail carriage above topline even in repose.
- Incorrect position of limbs.
- Soft feet.
- Coat too short, without undercoat; coat too long, wavy.
- Colour other than black, white markings, unclear boundary of tan markings.