Bosnian Broken Haired Hound (Barak)

FCI standard Nº 155

Origin
Bosnija
Translation
Mrs. Peggy Davis
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 Medium sized Hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Saturday 09 April 1955
Publication of the official valid standard
Monday 15 January 1973
Last update
Monday 01 April 1996
En français, cette race se dit
Chien courant de Bosnie à poil raide (Barak)
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Stichelhaariger Bosnischer Laufhund (Barak)
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso Bosnio de pelo cerdoso (Barak)
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Bosnisch Stichelhaariger Hound (Barak)
In his country of origin, his name is

Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic (Barak)

Usage

Well working scenthound, resistant and persistant, with a sonorous high sounding voice, sometimes deep-voiced.

Brief historical summary

This breed was registered with the F.C.I. on the 19th June 1965, under Standard n° 155 and under the name of Illyrian Hound. In the present standard, apart from a few complements and corrections, the name of the breed is changed to « Bosnian Broken-Haired Hound - called Barak ».

General appearance

Robust dog; its coat is long and shaggy; head long and moderately broad, eyebrows pronounced and bushy. The expression serious, severe but playful. The basic colour is reddish-yellow or earthy grey with white markings on the lower parts.

Important proportions

The length of the body must exceed the height at the withers by 10%.

Behaviour / temperament

Lively temperament, courageous and persistant dog.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Seen in profile the occipital protuberance well pronounced, the forehead slightly convex, moderate stop, nasal bridge straight. Muzzle in rectangle shape, covered with a bushy moustache and beard. Seen from above the head is of medium width narrowing towards the nose. The muzzle is a little longer than the skull. The total length of the head is about 20 to 25 cm.
Skull
Superciliary arches very pronounced. Frontal furrow reveals itself to the touch as moderately developed. 
Stop
In gentle slope.

Facial region

Nose
Large, nostrils well developed, black or dark brown.
Muzzle
Strong, long, deep, wider at the base, narrowing towards the nose.
Lips
Tight and somewhat thick.
Jaws and teeth
Teeth strong; scissor bite, dentition complete.
Eyes
Large, oval, chestnut brown, intelligent and playful expression.
Ears
Moderately high set, medium long and broad. Pendulous, quite thick, getting finer and rounded at their tip.

Neck

Profile : The insertion with the head shows a pronounced demarcation. The neck is oblique from top to bottom.
Shape : Medium width, increases in depth towards the chest. Muscular.
Skin : Tight fitting, supple and covered with dense hair.

Body

Topline
The topline runs in a gentle slope towards the croup.
Withers
Moderately pronounced.
Back
Broad and muscular.
Loin
Lumbar region short and muscular.
Croup
Slightly oblique and broad (especially in the female). Hipbones hardly apparent.
Chest
Long, medium width; ribs slightly rounded, in depth reaching; at least to the elbows. Brisket fairly broad.
Underline and belly
Belly slightly tucked up.

Tail

Well set on, thicker at its base, finer towards the tip and reaching the hock or slightly beyond. Carried slightly curved upwards scimitar like. Very hairy.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Forelegs vertical, straight and parallel, seen in profile and from the front.
Shoulders
Long, oblique and muscular.
Upper arm
Long and muscular. The elbows are fairly close to the body.
Forearm
Vertical, straight, muscular and strong.
Carpal
Hardly apparent.
Carpal joint
Scapular-humeral angle must be of 90°.
Pastern
Short, vertical or slightly oblique forming an angle up to 10° with the vertical.
Forefeet
Cat feet, toes well-knit, pads hard, nails strong and well pigmented.

Hindquarters

Generality
Hindlegs vertical and parallel seen in profile and from behind.
Upper thigh
Of medium length, broad and muscular.
Lower thigh
Strong, long, oblique and muscular.
Metatarsus
Perpendicular to the ground, short and strong.
Hock
Strong and well positioned.
Hind feet
As the front feet but a little longer.

Gait and movement

Long and energetic strides.

Skin

Of medium thickness, elastic, tight fitting, well pigmented and covered with a dense coat.

Coat

Hair
Long, hard, shaggy, tousled, with a dense undercoat.
Colour
Basic colour can be wheaten yellow, reddish yellow, earthy grey or blackish. White markings are often found on the head (star, blaze on head), under the throat, below the neck, on and under the chest, the lower parts of the legs and on the tip of the tail. The colour can be combined in bicolour or tricolour.

Size and weight

Height at withers
From 46 to 56 cm, ideal height 52 cm, the females are little smaller.
Weight
From 16 to 24 kg, ideal weight 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

Serious faults

 Insufficient proportions of the different parts.
 Light bone structure.
 Weak musculature.
 Head too long and too heavy.
 Pincer bite.
 Insufficient pigmentation of eye-rims and lips.
 Leathers folded or raised.
 Dewlap only slightly pronounced.
 Slight saddle back or arched back.
 Chest too wide or too narrow.
 Unsoundness of the legs and incorrect articular angulations.
 Harefeet.
 Toes not tight enough; dewclaws.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggresive or overly shy.
 Marked disproportion among the different parts of the body and especially between the height at the withers and the length of the body.
 Head atypical (excessively coarse).
 Depigmentation of the nose, the eye-rims and the lips.
 Sign of degeneration of dentition (teeth missing) and of jaws.
 Eyes very light, wall eyes.
 Tail deviated or curled up.
 Cow-hocked or bowed legs.
 Hair too long, woolly, wavy or curly.
 Any other colour than those mentioned, but especially chocolate or black.
 Height at the withers insufficient or excessive.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

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