Fédération Cynologique Internationale



FCI-Standard N° 244

Slovakian Hound

(Slovenský Kopov)




The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.

ORIGIN

: Slovakia.

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.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION

:
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, 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.

HEAD

:

CRANIAL REGION

:

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°.

FACIAL REGION

:

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.

BODY

:

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.

LIMBS

:

FOREQUARTERS

:

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.

FEET

:

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.

HINDQUARTERS

:

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.

COAT

:

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.

SIZE

:

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Oversize.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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