Great anglo-french white and black hound

FCI standard Nº 323

Origin
France
Translation
Revised by J. Mulholland (2008) in collaboration with R. Triquet
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.1 Large sized Hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Thursday 27 January 1983
Publication of the official valid standard
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Last update
Monday 12 January 2009
En français, cette race se dit
Grand anglo-français blanc et noir
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Grosser Anglo-französischer Weiss-schwarzer Laufhund
En español, esta raza se dice
Gran sabueso anglo-francés blanco y negro
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Grote zwart-wit Anglo-Franse

Usage

Pack Hound for big game.

Brief historical summary

This breed originates from the “Bâtard Anglo-Saintongeois”, a type which appeared in the middle of the XIXth century and which was the result of crossing between the Saintongeois and the Foxhound. The breed presently counts approximately 2000 subjects with around 200 births per year. It makes up the packs of twenty or more deer hunts and one stag hunt.
The 2007 text was drafted by M. Pierre Astié, President of the “Club du chien d’ordre” and his committee, in collaboration with Mr. Raymond Triquet.

General appearance

Big, rather powerful dog, resistant and robust with strong bone which is a reminder of his Gascon-Saintongeois origins.

Important proportions

The muzzle is slightly shorter than the skull.
The length of the body, from the point of the shoulder to the point of buttock, is equal to the height at the withers.

Behaviour / temperament

Excels in hunting stag and deer on damp or bushy terrain. It is a friendly dog, close to humans and easy to manage in the kennels.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Strong, rather short with skull/muzzle lines parallel.
Skull
Rather flat and broad, occipital protuberance hardly marked, superciliary arches prominent. 
Stop
Well defined.

Facial region

Nose
Black, developed and rather raised. Nostrils well open.
Muzzle
Straight and a little less long than the skull.
Lips
The flews are distinctly square, seen from the side; the upper lip overlaps the lower lip well.
Eyes
Brown, relatively deep-set but not excessively.
Ears
Set-on rather broad and at eye level; relatively flat at set-on then curling towards the end; of medium length. When pulled forward, they should not reach further than two fingers before the base of the nose leather. The tips are rather pointed.

Neck

Strong, rather short. A slight dewlap is tolerated.

Body

Back
Straight and wellsustained.
Loin
Quite broad, rather short.
Croup
Slightlysloping; hips quite broad.
Chest
Broad and well let down to the point of the elbow.
Ribs
Moderately rounded.
Side
Well filled.
Underline and belly
Slightly tucked up.

Tail

Strong at its root, tapering to a slender point, long and straight; in action, it is carried above the topline but not vertical.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
In line with the body; more round than flat.
Shoulders
Long and well muscled.
Elbows
Close to the body.
Forearm
Upright.
Pastern
Very slightly sloping, seen from the side.

Hindquarters

Generality
Parallel, seen from behind.
Upper thigh
Well let down, muscled but not over developed.
Hock
Only slightly bent , seen from the side.

Feet

Thick and big, rather round.

Gait and movement

Effortless. Preferred gait: supple and extended gallop.

Skin

White under white hair, black under black hair with sometimes patches on the belly and inner thighs of blue or pale blue colour.

Coat

Hair
Short, quite strong and dense.
Colour
Obligatory white and black, with a black mantle and black markings more or less spread out which may show black or bluish speckles, or even tiny tan freckles but the latter only on the limbs. A pale tan dot above each eye as well as pale tan on the cheeks, below the eyes, below the ears. The “roebuck mark” on the thigh is rather frequent.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males: 65 to 72 cm. Females: 62 to 68 cm. With tolerance of +/- 1 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.

Serious faults

 Nose : Important lack of pigmentation.
 Jaws : Overshot or undershot.
 Eyes : Too light in colour.
 Ears : Dictinctly curled, too long.
 Dewlap : Excessive.
 Colour : On the cheeks, black extending to the lips.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
 Limbs : Frail.
 Severe deviation of limbs.
 Feet : Long.
 Colour : Tricolour coat.

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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