Griffon Boulet

FCI standard Nº 174

Origin
France
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
Group
Group 7 Pointing Dogs
Section
Section 1.3 Continental Pointing Dogs, Type Griffon
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Monday 03 August 1964
Publication of the official valid standard
Friday 25 September 1998
En français, cette race se dit
Griffon Boulet
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Griffon Boulet
En español, esta raza se dice
Grifon Boulet
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Griffon Boulet

Usage

Retriever.

Brief historical summary

Emmanuel Boulet created this race in the West of France in the second half of the nineteenth century. Related dog Griffon Korthals Griffon and poodle. This race had a glory era when the rancher Emmanuel Boulet, was able to fix the type.
Emmanuel Boulet wanted a hardy dog near his master, a certain cachet, but able to be full auxiliary modern hunter. Several successful hunting contest, since Setters and Pointers dominated BOULETS attest to its success. The Griffon is a worthy representative of the countries that could meet Griffons in France.

General appearance

Medium sized dog, the half-silky hair brown dead leaf color.

Behaviour / temperament

It is a pleasant companion, calm and very affectionate.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Bushy appearance.

Facial region

Nose
Blonde or brown; open nostrils.
Muzzle
Long and wide, well square, lined with thick mustache.
Eyes
In natured, intelligent expression; overcome dépais eyebrows, leaving the eye exposed or lightly veiled; Iris always yellow.
Ears
Hanging, set rather low, slightly rolled, well stocked with smooth or wavy hair.

Neck

Rather a little long.

Body

Loin
Strong, slightly rounded, arched.
Chest
Wide and deep.

Tail

Right, well carried, covered with hair without panache.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Strong, muscular, lined with pretty long hair to the bottom.
Shoulders
Not very oblique.

Hindquarters

Upper thigh
Long, very lowered.
Hock
Rather than bent rights.

Feet

Slightly elongated cuffs; nails are covered by hair.

Coat

Hair
Half silky, without gloss, smooth or wavy, never curly.
Colour
Brown dead leaf, with or without white, but the free dress with large white spots.

Size and weight

Height at withers
From 55 to 60 cm for males and 50 to 55 cm for 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.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy.

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/

 

Detailed history

The Griffon is one of the oldest breeds.
Emmanuel Boulet created this race in the West of France in the second half of the nineteenth century. Related dog Griffon Korthals Griffon and poodle.
This breed known a glory era when the rancher Emmanuel Boulet, was able to fix the type.
Xenophon, 500 years before Christ, already described.
No distinction is made between the different Griffons, Spaniels and Poodles before 1683 where Sélincourt notes: "The Griffons also hunt down the nose and follow the foot better than any other by the heat ..."
It was long confused the various Griffons because in the same family of products derived from the same brood hair sometimes presented with different fleeces.
There existed Griffons haired, rather short, and other long-haired, soft, woolly undercoat in.
It was in France the Griffons woolly hair on our coast from the west and north.
Mr. BALL starts working homogenization in 1872 with broodstock a line of dogs followed for 60 years by Mr Govellain. After the painful beginning he manages to produce homogeneous dogs.
This race was a great success and was recognized exhibitions throughout France.
We saw particularly MYRA born and MARCO November 16, 1879 which even reach stardom. Marco was the first dog entered the LOF and still found today bronze immortalizing in the office of the President of the Société Centrale Canine. One can also note that the first 10 dogs are LOF registered BALL Griffons.
The twenty years of effort this breeder (originally the Briard and Beauceron in particular) were rewarded exhibition and dissemination of race throughout Europe.
Griffons Boulet are universally known, both in St. Petersburg than in Paris because during his trip to France in 1887, HIH Grand Duke Nicolas Russian went to Elbeuf at Mr Emmanuel Boulet visit his kennel and his students.
It's the hair on Marco that was used to weave cloth for jackets, including all the press has spoken, that Mr. Boulet offered Mr President of the Republic Carnot, when he visited his farm, during his trip in Normandy in 1888.
Emmanuel Boulet wanted a hardy dog near his master, a certain cachet, but able to be full auxiliary modern hunter. Several successful hunting contest, since Setters and Pointers dominated BOULETS attest to its success. The Griffon is a worthy representative of the countries that could meet Griffons in France.
Arguably BALL did for the Griffon woolly hair (BALL) that Korthal did for the Griffon Wirehaired.
Mr. BALL created the race that bears his name: "BALL" as Mr. KORTHAL, who created the KORTHAL.

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