Harrier

FCI standard Nº 295

Origin
Great Britain
Translation
Mrs. Peggy Davis, brought up to day by Dr. Paschoud
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 Medium-sized Hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Wednesday 27 November 1974
Publication of the official valid standard
Wednesday 27 November 1974
Last update
Thursday 05 March 1998
En français, cette race se dit
Harrier
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Harrier
En español, esta raza se dice
Harrier
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Harrier

Usage

Scent hound.

General appearance

Strong and light dog, less powerful and more distinguished than the Foxhound.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Expressive, moderately large.
Skull
Flat, occipital crest slightly marked. 

Facial region

Nose
Black, well developed.
Muzzle
Quite long and rather more pointed than square.
Lips
Covering the lower jaw.
Eyes
Always dark, never prominent, of medium size, not too round.
Ears
V shaped, almost flat, slightly turned, quite short and rather set on high.

Neck

Long and free although well tied into the shoulders. Slightly arched in its upper part.

Body

Back
Straight and muscled.
Loin
Strong and slightly arched.
Chest
More developed in depth than in width.
Ribs
Rather flat than too rounded.
Side
Must neither be too full nor too tucked up.

Tail

Of medium length, with some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip; well carried.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Forelegs straight and vertical.
Shoulders
Sloping and well muscled.

Hindquarters

Generality
Strong, hip bones quite prominent.
Upper thigh
Long and well let down.
Hock
Neither too straight nor too bent.

Feet

Neither too tight nor too round.

Gait and movement

Supple and steady.

Skin

White with black markings.

Coat

Hair
Smooth, of English style, i.e. flat and not too short.
Colour
Usually white as base colour, with all shades of black to orange, in France generally tricolour with black mantle covering the upper part of the back.

Size and weight

Height at withers
From 48 to 55 cm maximum - but rather from 48 to 50 cm preferred.

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

 Aggresive or overly shy.
 Depigmented nose.
 Prognathism.
 Loin long and flabby.
 Thin thighs.
 Discoloration of scrotum.

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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