Great anglo-french white (Dog standard)
Great anglo-french white is a rather powerful dog with a strong bone structure, a reminder of his gascon-saintongeois origin.
FCI-Standard N° 323 / 18. 06. 1996 / GB
GREAT ANGLO-FRENCH WHITE
AND BLACK HOUND
(Grand anglo-français blanc et noir)
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 : Rather powerful dog with a strong bone structure, a reminder of his Gascon-Saintongeois origin.
HEAD : Strong, rather short with parallel lines.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Rather flat, occipital protuberance hardly marked, superciliary arches prominent.
Stop : Well marked.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black, developed and rather raised.
Muzzle : Bridge of nose a little longer than the skull.
Lips : Developed, corner of the lips well defined, squareness accentuated.
Eyes : Brown, rather deep set.
Leathers : Set on quite broadly at eye level, quite flat, twisting well to become an ear of medium length ending rather in a point.
NECK : Strong, dewlap more or less developed.
Back : Straight and firm.
Loin : Quite broad, straight and rather short.
Croup : Slanting, hip bones quite prominent.
Chest : Broad and well let down. Ribs moderately rounded.
Flanks : Well filled.
TAIL : Strong at its root, tapering in a slender point, long and straight when the dog is moving.
FOREQUARTERS : Strong, straight and vertical.
Shoulders : Long and well muscled.
Thighs : Well let down, muscled without being fleshy.
Hocks : Strong, close to the ground and a little bent.
FEET : Thick and big, rather round.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Supple, extended gallop.
SKIN : White under white hair, black under black hair, with sometimes blue or dark brown patches on the belly and inside the thighs.
HAIR : Short but quite strong.
COLOUR : Obligatory white and black, with a large blanket and black markings more or less spread out; may show black or bluish speckles, or even of tan colour, but these last ones only on the legs. A pale tan marking above each eye as well as a pale tan on the cheeks, below the eyes, below the ears and at the root of the tail (coat called « quatr’oeuillé »). As in the Gascon-Saintongeois the « roebuck » mark on the thigh is fairly frequent.
Height at the withers :
Big dogs : 65 cm to 72 cm for the males.
62 cm to 68 cm for the females.
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.
Depigmented nose. Excessive depigmentation elsewhere.
Under - or overshot mouth.
Eyes too light.
Without being eliminatory, the bright tans are not to be sought after.
ELIMINATING FAULTS :
Aggressive or overly shy.
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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