Coarse haired styrian hound

FCI standard Nº 62

Origin
Austria
Translation
C. Seidler
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 Medium size Scenthounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Tuesday 31 August 1954
Publication of the official valid standard
Tuesday 10 October 1995
Last update
Tuesday 18 June 1996
En français, cette race se dit
Brachet de Styrie à poil dur
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Steirische Rauhhaarbracke
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso estirio de pelo áspero
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Steirische ruwharige Brak

Usage

The breed's work does not only consist in hunting with giving tongue but very often in purely tracking wounded game in difficult mountain territory.

Brief historical summary

Carl Peintinger, industrialist in Styria, began breeding in 1870 by crossing the Hanoverian Scent Hound bitch "Hela 1" with a coarse-haired male Istrian Hound, which excelled in hunting qualities and appearance. The best puppies from this litter were reared and selective breeding from them was continued. Their rough coats made the dogs resistant to the inclemencies of the weather.

General appearance

Medium size, strong muscles. Expression serious but not vicious.

Behaviour / temperament

A passionate, tough hunting dog which unceasingly giving tongue; a firm and determined tracker.

Head

Cranial region

Skull
Slightly rounded. Occiput well developed. 
Stop
Clear.

Facial region

Nose
Black.
Muzzle
Strong and straight.
Lips
Not pendant.
Jaws and teeth
Strong scissor bite. A complete set with 42 teeth is sought after; the absence of totally two PM1 or PM2 (premolar 1 or 2) is tolerated; the M3 (molar 3) are not taken into account.
Eyes
With brown iris.
Ears
Not too large, lying flat, covered with fine hair.

Neck

Strong, not too long.

Body

Back
Straight and broad.
Loin
Moderately tucked up.
Croup
Falling away obliquely.
Chest
Deep and broad.

Tail

Medium length, strong at root, well coated, never curled but carried upwards in slight sickle shape. Brush, with no plume, on underside.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Legs straight in position, muscular with good angulation.
Shoulders
Well laid back.

Hindquarters

Generality
Muscular, strong, well angulated. Straight position when seen from rear.

Feet

Not too large. Toes well arched, close together. Pads hard, not too large.

Gait and movement

Ground covering, elastic.

Coat

Hair
Rough coat, not shaggy, without gloss, harsh and coarse. Coat on head is shorter than on body, forms a moustache.
Colour
Red and fawn. White mark on chest permitted.

Size and weight

Height at withers
45-53 cm.
Dogs 47-53 cm, bitches 45-51 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 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

 Head too fine.
 Leathers folded or too pointed.
 Tail too short, too thin or curled too much upwards, forming a plume.
 Weak legs.
 Coat too long, thin, curly or soft.
 Shy in temperament.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressiv oder ängstlich.
 Under or overshot mouth.
 More than two premolars (PM1 or PM2) missing.
 Any colour other than mentioned in the standard.

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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