French white and orange hound (Dog standard)
French white and orange hound is a typical french hound, distinguished, giving an impression of being rustic.
FCI-Standard N° 316 / 18.06.1996 / GB
FRENCH WHITE AND ORANGE HOUND
(Français blanc et orange)
TRANSLATION : Mrs Peggy Davis.
ORIGIN : France.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 01.02.1982.
UTILIZATION : Scenthound.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 6 Scenthounds and related
Section 1.1 Large-sized Hounds.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Typical French hound, distinguished, giving an impression of being rustic.
HEAD : Quite large, moderately elongated.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Slightly domed, occipital crest barely marked. Without prominent superciliary arches.
Stop : Well marked.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Well developed, black, brown-orange.
Muzzle : Of almost equal length to that of the skull.
Lips : Quite pronounced giving the muzzle a certain squareness.
Eyes : Large, brown and dark.
Ears : Set slightly below eye level, supple, fine, slightly twisted and reaching to about to two fingers from the on-set of the nose.
NECK : Straight, quite long, slight dewlap.
Back : Broad and straight.
Loin : Normally arched.
Croup : Round without falling away.
Chest : Broad. Ribs rounded.
Flank : Well filled.
TAIL : Long.
FOREQUARTERS : Strong and broad.
Shoulders : Sloping and well muscled.
Thighs : Very muscular.
Hocks : Near to the ground and slightly bent.
FEET : Hare-feet.
GAIT/MOVEMENT : Rather easy, gallop light and sustained.
SKIN : White with yellow or orange markings; the palate can be yellow. Scrotum white or yellow.
HAIR : Short and fine.
COLOUR : White-lemon or white and orange on condition that the orange is not too dark going on to red.
Height at the withers : 62-70 cm with 2 cm tolerance for the maximum size.
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.
Muzzle thin or too long.
Overshot or undershot mouth.
Tail curved up or deviated.
Colours of the coat other than those previously mentioned, particularly black or red hair.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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