Hygen Hound

FCI standard Nº 266

Origin
Norway
Translation
Norsk Kennel Klub
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 06 October 1965
Publication of the official valid standard
Monday 09 August 1999
Last update
Monday 09 August 1999
En français, cette race se dit
Chien courant de Hygen
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Hygen Bracke
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso de Hygen
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Hygenhund

Usage

Scenthound.

General appearance

Medium-sized, solid and compact, rectangular with strong topline.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Medium-sized and moderately broad, but not heavy. Medium long, somewhat wedge-shaped, but not pointed.
Skull
Slightly domed seen both from the front and the side. The occipital bone is scarcely perceptible. 
Stop
Distinct.

Facial region

Nose
Black.
Muzzle
Clean, broad and deep, rather short than long. Straight bridge of nose. Seen from the side the front of the muzzle should be rounded, not square.
Lips
Clean, not pendulous, falling evenly away to the corner of the mouth.
Jaws and teeth
Scissor bite.
Cheeks
Clean and flat.
Eyes
Dark brown. Medium size, not protruding. Calm and earnest expression. Not showing haw.
Ears
Medium high set, neither broad nor long, tapering, rounded at the tip. Thin and soft, hanging not close to the cheeks, but somewhat away from them. Reaching hardly half way to the nose when pulled forward.

Neck

Medium length, strong, not too throaty.

Body

Back
Straight and strong.
Loin
Broad and muscular.
Croup
Long, broad and slightly rounded.
Chest
Medium broad, long, deep and spacious throughout. The back ribs should be particularly well developed, making the ribcage appear long. The depth of the chest is about half the height at withers.
Underline and belly
Belly very slightly tucked up.

Tail

Set on level with the topline. Thick at the root, tapering towards the end. Carried straight or in a slight upward curve; reaching to the hock.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Clean, solid and sinewy, but not heavy.
Shoulders
Sloping shoulder blades, well angulated shoulder joint.
Elbows
Well angulated.
Pastern
Broad, rather short than long, sligthly sloping.
Forefeet
High, arched and well-knit, pointing straight forward. Firm, and strong pads; well covered with hair between toes and pads.

Hindquarters

Upper thigh
Muscular and broad.
Lower thigh
Long.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Metatarsus
Short, broad and slightly sloping.
Hock
Well angulated. Broad and clean.
Hind feet
High, arched and well-knit feet pointing straight forward. Firm and strong pads well covered with hair between toes and pads. Dewclaws permitted, but double dewclaws undesirable.

Gait and movement

Free movement, covering ground. Parallel in front and rear. Not cow-hocked behind nor toeing out in the front when moving.

Coat

Hair
Straight and preferably somewhat rough to the touch, dense, shiny and not too short. The back of the thighs and the tail may be somewhat more heavily coated, but not too much.
Colour
Red-brown or yellow-red, often with black shading on head, back and tail set, with or without white markings.
Black and tan, usually combined with white markings.
White with red-brown or yellow-red patches and ticks, or with black and tan markings.
The different colours should be clearly defined from each other.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males 50-58 cm, ideal 54 cm. Females 47-55 cm, ideal 51 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.

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

http://www.fci.be/

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