Great anglo-french tricolour hound (Dog standard)
Great anglo-french tricolour hound is a solid dog with french predominance, with a certain distinction, expressing at different degrees the foxhound origin.
FCI-Standard N° 322 / 18. 06. 1996 / GB
GREAT ANGLO-FRENCH TRICOLOUR HOUND
(Grand anglo-français tricolore)
TRANSLATION : Mrs. Peggy Davis.
ORIGIN : France.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 27.01.1983.
UTILIZATION : Scenthound.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds.
Section 1.1 Large-sized Hounds.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Solid dog with French predominance, with a certain distinction, expressing at different degrees the Foxhound origin.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Moderately broad, rather flat with the occipital protuberance slightly apparent and the superciliary arches slightly prominent.
Stop : Marked.
FACIAL REGION :
Muzzle : Of medium length about equal to that of the skull. Bridge of nose generally straight, well chiselled below the eyes.
Lips : Quite developed, with a certain squareness, never snipey.
Eyes : Big, brown, rimmed with black.
Leathers : Of medium length, broadly set at eye level, flat then slightly curled.
NECK : Rather long and strong, without pronounced dewlap.
Back : Straight and supported.
Loin : Broad, muscled, straight, quite short.
Croup : Sloping and of a good length.
Chest : Well let down and quite broad. Ribs long and rounded; never flat.
Flank : Very slightly tucked up and rather full.
TAIL : Of good length, carried elegantly, well furnished with hair.
FOREQUARTERS : Perfectly straight and strong.
Shoulders : Long and flat.
Thighs : Muscled, let down and rather fleshy.
Hocks : Broad, well let down, slightly bent.
FEET : Lean and rather round.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Easy with an impression of solidity.
SKIN : White and black.
HAIR : Short, more or less strong.
COLOUR : Tricolour more often with black blanket or with more or less spread out black patches. Bright or copper tan without black overlay. Mixed hair called « louvard » is not excluded. The excess mottling is not desirable.
Height at the withers : 60 to 70 cm .
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.
Faults of conformation which could be detrimental to a good utilisation.
Undershot or overshot mouth.
Bad tail, deviated or curved.
Washed out tan.
Any other coat than the above mentioned.
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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