French white and orange hound

FCI standard Nº 316

Origin
France
Translation
Mrs Peggy Davis
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related related breeds
Section
Section 1.1 Large-sized Hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Monday 01 February 1982
Publication of the official valid standard
Monday 01 February 1982
Last update
Tuesday 18 June 1996
En français, cette race se dit
Français blanc et orange
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Französischer Weiss-oranger Laufhund
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso francés blanco y naranja
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Franse witte en oranje

Usage

Scenthound.

General appearance

Typical French hound, distinguished, giving an impression of being rustic.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Quite large, moderately elongated.
Skull
Slightly domed, occipital crest barely marked. Without prominent superciliary arches. 
Stop
Well marked.

Facial region

Nose
Well developed, black, brown-orange.
Muzzle
Of almost equal length to that of the skull.
Lips
Quite pronounced giving the muzzle a certain squareness.
Eyes
Large, brown and dark.
Ears
Set slightly below eye level, supple, fine, slightly twisted and reaching to about to two fingers from the on-set of the nose.

Neck

Straight, quite long, slight dewlap.

Body

Back
Broad and straight.
Loin
Normally arched.
Croup
Round without falling away.
Chest
Broad. Ribs rounded.
Side
Well filled.

Tail

Long.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Strong and broad.
Shoulders
Sloping and well muscled.

Hindquarters

Upper thigh
Very muscular.
Hock
Near to the ground and slightly bent.

Feet

Hare-feet.

Gait and movement

Rather easy, gallop light and sustained.

Skin

White with yellow or orange markings; the palate can be yellow. Scrotum white or yellow.

Coat

Hair
Short and fine.
Colour
White-lemon or white and orange on condition that the orange is not too dark going on to red.

Size and weight

Height at withers
62-70 cm with 2 cm tolerance for the maximum size.

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

 Faulty conformation.
 Muzzle thin or too long.
 Overshot or undershot mouth.
 Light eyes.
 Tail curved up or deviated.
 Colours of the coat other than those previously mentioned, particularly black or red hair.
 Depigmentation.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy dogs.

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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