Brazilian Tracker

FCI standard Nº 275

Origin
Brazil
Translation
Ricardo Torre Simões
Revised by Claudio Nazaretian Rossi
Official language (EN)
Group
Group 6 Scent hounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.1 Large-sized hounds
Working
Without working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Friday 01 September 1967
Publication of the official valid standard
Wednesday 04 September 2019
Last update
Friday 27 November 2020
En français, cette race se dit
Pisteur Brésilien
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Brasilianischer Laufhund
En español, esta raza se dice
Rastreador Brasileño
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Braziliaanse tracker
In his country of origin, his name is

Rastreador Brasileiro

Usage

Hunting dog used for flushing and corner prey animals.

Brief historical summary

This breed, contrary to others originated from interracial crossings, was developed by means of genetic selection based on the American Foxhound, with the aim of adjusting its functional characteristics and its adaptation to the Brazilian climate. The breed was developed by the Brazilian breeder Osvaldo Aranha Filho, bearing the name of Brazilian Tracker because of its proven hunting qualities. This breed is the evolution of the old "URRADOR BRASILEIRO" (Brazilian Howler), with physical characteristics fitting the life in Brazilian countryside. The breed was first recognized by FCI on September 1, 1967, suffering a major setback from the 70s to the year 2000 when its breeding was resumed. Widely bred in rural areas, mainly in the north of Brazil, the Brazilian Hound is an important auxiliary to man in his several activities.

General appearance

Strong, rustic, cheerful, lively without being aggressive, he has a privileged sense of smell and ability to hunt. It is very resistant and persistent, able to run for hours in rough terrain under high temperatures, without much difficulty. Excellent hunter, large in size, with smooth coat and long ears.

Important proportions

Body length ratio to its height is 10:9.
The ratio length of the muzzle to length of the skull is 1:1.

Behaviour / temperament

Quiet and balanced, attached to its owner, self-confident, intrepid and docile, without being shy or aggressive. Because of their work they should behave calmly, since they hunt in pairs, trios and packs, or even alone as a scent dog.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Mesocephalic, triangular and slightly elongated.
Skull
Triangular in shape, skull and muzzle of similar length. 
Stop
Moderate.

Facial region

Nose
Slightly turned downwards, completely black in colour.
Muzzle
Straight and long.
Lips
Thin, dry and adherent, well pigmented in black.
Jaws and teeth
Strong jaws, scissor bite with complete teeth (42 teeth).
Cheeks
Dry.
Eyes
Almond-shaped, dark, with lively expression and well-pigmented black eyelid edges. Large eyes placed well apart, with a typical hound expression. Smooth, gentle and pleasant look.
Ears
Long, low insertion, flexible and with rounded tips. The length, when pulled without effort, reaches the tip of the muzzle, without exceeding it. Almost lacking in erectile capacity, they hang close to the head.

Neck

Strong. It rises free and light on the shoulders, strong in substance, but not heavy, moderately long, throat clear, allowing a slight skin fold under the angle of the jaw, with slight dewlap.

Body

Topline
Well defined, descending in a gentle curve by the neck, passing by strong and high withers, continuing towards the slightly oblique croup, placed a little lower to the height of the withers.
Withers
Strong, higher than the croup.
Back
Strong, firm, slightly long, muscular and straight.
Loin
Wide and strong.
Croup
Slightly oblique, inclined 30° to the horizontal.
Chest
Of good size and depth reaching the elbows, with broad and well-developed thorax.
Underline and belly
Slightly tucked up.

Tail

Sabre shaped, carried without deviating sideways, inserted in the croup extension, carried low at rest and above the back line when alert or in motion. Long size, reaching or exceeding the hock. Tail coat has the same texture as the body, smooth, seated and short.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Shoulders with strong, parallel bones, muscular, with broad legs.
Shoulders
Robust, with good inclination (about 45°, and the scapula humeral joint with an angle of approximately 105°).
Upper arm
Strong and robust, the same length as the shoulder blades.
Elbows
Close to body and firm.
Forearm
Strong bone structure.
Carpal
Straight, parallel and strong.
Pastern
Straight, parallel and strong.
Forefeet
Wide and powerful, with very resistant and elastic pads. Pads and nails should be dark.

Hindquarters

Generality
Muscular and well angled, firm hock, with symmetrical and moderate angles, wide pawns.
Upper thigh
Strong and muscular.
Lower thigh
Moderate angulation with the femur.
Stifle
Strong and of moderate curvature.
Metatarsus
Straight, parallel to each other.
Hock
Strong, short and firm, with moderate angulation.
Hind feet
Wide and powerful, with very resistant and elastic pads. Pads and nails should be dark.

Gait and movement

It must be fluid, agile and firm, showing good ground coverage, with wide and balanced steps. When trotting, the tail can be carried just above the top line. Very important for the dog's work is that the upper line remains level and firm.

Skin

Dark and adjusted to the body.

Coat

Hair
Short, smooth, very close to the body, dense and a little hard to the touch.
Colour
Fully mottled black and white, giving a slate blue colouring effect, with or without fawn and/or black markings on any part of the body; bicolor (white with fawn or black markings; or black and fawn, totally black with fawn markings); tricolor (white and black with fawn markings). All colours with or without fawn markings on the head, on the chest, belly, on the front and back limbs and tail.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males: 60-65 cm, females: 56-63 cm. Tolerance: aprox. 1 cm.
Weight
Males: 26 to 33 kg, females: 21 to 30 kg.
Size and weight should be in harmony with the structure of the animal.

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.

General faults

 Rose ears.
 Flat ribs.

Serious faults

 Weak appearance.
 Very light fawnmarkings in black and fawn dogs.
 Any deviation of scissor bite and correct dental formation, as long as they are not eliminating faults.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy.
 Short or butterfly shaped ears.
 Curly tail.
 Bones too light.
 Pronounced stop.
 Under or overshot.

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

http://www.fci.be/

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