Segugio Maremmano

FCI standard Nº 361

Origin
Italy
Translation
Dr. S.P.Marelli, Dr F. Asnaghi
Official language (EN)
Group
Group 6 : Scent hounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 : Scent hounds, Medium-sized Hounds
Working
With work trial
Acceptance on a provisional basis by the FCI
Thursday 01 March 2018
Publication of the official valid standard
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Last update
Friday 12 October 2018
En français, cette race se dit
Segugio Maremmano
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Segugio Maremmano
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Segugio Maremmano
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Segugio Maremmano

Usage

Scenthound mostly used in wild boar hunting. Thisbreed is also good to hunt hare and other mammals.

Brief historical summary

Segugio Maremmano originated from unregistered hunting dog population located in Maremma Toscana (southern part of Tuscany region, Central Italy). The breed is present in the original diffusion area since 1930s, the attempt of an official recognition by dog lovers and specialized club members traces back to those years. Thank to Dr Bosio, Veterinary and President of the specialized club for scenthounds in Italy, and to many people interested in Segugio Maremmano breed, and official standard was officially recognized. Tuscan wild board hunters created this Italian breed adapted to wild boar hunting and to the biotope of that southern area of Tuscany.

General appearance

A breed without excess, easy, with a natural look, easy mover, rectangular in body, head with quite large skull, skull/foreface upper axes slightly divergent, high set ears, expressive and fierce eye. Dark iris and attentive and smart expression.

Important proportions

Muzzle length/ Skull length: 11/12.
Body length/height at withers: 11/10.
Height at the elbow is 50% of height at withers.

Behaviour / temperament

Scenthound specialized in wild boar hunting. Characterized by high hunting drive and strong temperament, pleasing voice well differentiated in accordance to hunting phases, self-confident and easy going near the prey, excellent, careful and self-confident barker when the prey is found, strong chaser. It’s an excellent hunter, either alone or as pack member.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Total head length is 4/10 of height at withers, upper skull/foreface axes slightly divergent, tolerated when parallel, head always well chiselled in every part, it should not present any wrinkle: the skin should always be tight.
Skull
Tight skin well chiselled, slightly convex profile, wide at parietals with well-developed frontal sinuses and zygomatic bones, length skull longer or rarely of the same length of the muzzle. 
Stop
Slightly defined.

Facial region

Nose
On the same line of the upper profile of the muzzle, wide with well opened nostrils, always wet and fresh, black or liver in colour.
Muzzle
Slightly shorter than the skull length. Foreface upper profile is slightly convex or rectilinear.
Lips
Thin.
Jaws and teeth
Strong, complete dentition, scissor bite, a level bite is tolerated.
Cheeks
Flat.
Eyes
Semi lateral setting, slightly oval shaped, dark colour, lively attentive expression, tight eyelids, well pigmented, brown or liver in colour.
Ears
Set over eyes line, flat and well adherent to cheeks, should be long enough to cover the eye when stretched, triangle shaped, slightly rounded tips.

Neck

Truncated-cone shaped, well connected to the body, slightly shorter than total head length, with tight skin, well-muscled, without dewlap.

Body

Body
1/10 longer than height at withers. Strong and well balanced.
Topline
Level.
Withers
Well pronounced. Tips of the shoulder blades are close.
Loin
Strong and muscled.
Croup
Well developed, sloping.
Chest
Well developed in the three dimensions, quietly rounded chest.
Underline and belly
Slightly ascending line from sternum to abdomen which is never tucked up.

Tail

An extension of the croup line, slightly tapered, never fringed, saber shape carriage, anurism tolerated. Docked tail: slightly less than half length, in countries where it is not forbidden by the law.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Long muscled, easy moving.
Shoulders
Shoulder-blade well layed back: scapulo-humerus angle: 105°.
Elbows
Tight.
Forearm
Clearly perpendicular to ground.
Carpal
Strong.
Pastern
Slightly oblique.
Forefeet
Oval shaped, compact fingers and strong pads. Strong nails preferably pigmented (black or liver) and curved. Articulation of the feet should not be too high or too weak. Spurs, when present, are tolerated.

Hindquarters

Generality
Well angulated.
Upper thigh
Well developed.
Lower thigh
Well developed, tight.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Metatarsus
Perpendicular to the ground, dewclaws are tolerated.
Hock
Strong.
Hind feet
Slightly less oval than forefeet, with the same requisites. Muscled.

Gait and movement

Always sound and easy, lively, a galloper: when hunting he uses walk and trot gaits.

Skin

Good texture, tight in every part of the body.

Coat

Hair
Two coat varieties:
Short-haired: harsh texture, dense, uniform distribution on body and limbs, undercoat often present, some rough hair (1.0-1.5 cm long) could be present on muzzle and limbs.
Rough-haired: rough texture when touched, about 3-4 cm long, uniform distribution on body and limbs.
Colour
Fawn: from light to dark rich tan, black and tan, and brindle. White markings can be present.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males: 48-54 cm. Females: 46-52 cm. A tolerance of ± 2 cm in excellent specimens is accepted.
Weight
Males: 16-23 kg. Females: 13-20 kg.

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.
 Lack of type.
 Over or under standard sizes and weights tolerances.
 Convergent skull/foreface axes.
 Blue eye.
 Overshot and undershot.
 Uprising nose.
 All the colours not included in the standard description.

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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