Dupuy Pointing Dog

FCI standard Nº 178

Origin
France
Translation
Mrs. Peggy Davis
Group
Group 7 Pointing Dogs
Section
Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs « Braque » Type
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Friday 21 June 1963
Publication of the official valid standard
Friday 07 August 1998
En français, cette race se dit
Braque Dupuy
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Dupuy Vorstehhund
En español, esta raza se dice
Braco Dupuy
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Braque Dupuy

Usage

Pointing Dog.

Brief historical summary

There are traces of this breed since the 18th century and in Poitou in western France. Probably derived from a cross of the old French Braque and Greyhound Greyhound, it has now virtually disappeared.

General appearance

Big dog, elegant, noble and of a supreme distinction, mixture of lightness, suppleness and strength. The males are generally more angulated than the females, especially in the hindquarters (haunches and buttocks).

Head

Cranial region

Head
Long, narrow, fine, lean.
Skull
Narrow and long, rounded; occiput very accentuated, frontal bone prominent, cheeks flat. 

Facial region

Nose
Dark brown, large, jutting out above the lip and slightly pointed; well open nostrils.
Muzzle
Long, narrow and receding, linked to the skull in a straight line and without a break or "stop".
Lips
Fine, lean, thin, tight, receding, the upper lip simply covering the lower lip without being lippy or pendulous.
Jaws and teeth
Adapting correctly; dentition very powerful.
Cheeks
Flat.
Eyes
Golden or brown color, open, soft and dreamy look.
Ears
Thin, narrow, very fine and supple, rather longer than short, well curled and carried slightly backwards, having the point of insertion of the eye level.

Neck

Very long, arched, light, fine, without any trace of dewlap, well free of the withers and shoulders and linking finely with the head.

Body

Withers
Very free.
Back
Well sustained.
Loin
Slightly arched, powerful, well muscled, rather short and in harmony with the whole of the animal.
Croup
Long, oblique and powerful, may be a little prominent.
Chest
Well let down and deep.
Ribs
Ribs flat and long. Sternum very developed, distinctly prominent between the points of the shoulders.
Side
A little hollow and tucked up.

Tail

Set on neither too high nor too low; of medium thickness, neither too fine nor too thick, sometimes fairly well furnished; rather long, reaching the point of the hock, carried low, straight or very slightly curved.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Vertical and straight, strong, bony with good tendons.
Shoulders
Long, oblique, quite muscular.
Elbows
Elbows close to the body.
Forearm
Forearm very powerful.
Pastern
Pasterns of good length, straight or slightly oblique from back to front.

Hindquarters

Upper thigh
Thighs long, flat, muscular, well let down, very broad; point of the buttock slightly prominent.
Metatarsus
Quite long, strong and vertical.
Hock
Very broad and lean, slightly bent.

Feet

Long, very lean, toes strong and tightly closed (hare feet); nails strong and quite long, their extremities touching the ground when the animal is in repose.

Skin

Very fine on the whole of the body, especially on the head and the leathers.

Coat

Hair
Always smooth, more or less short, except on the head and the leathers where it is always very short and extremely fine; rough to the touch, especially on the back and the loins.
Colour
White and dark brown. Basic color of the coat is a beautiful white with more or less large brown patches or brown mantle (preferably a mantle) with or without flecking, with or without mottling. Either brown flecking or mottling always apparent on the legs, especially the front legs. Never fawn nor faded brown on eyebrows, lips nor on buttocks.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Large, slender, going to 67 cm or 68 cm for the males and 65 to 66 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 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.

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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