Sabueso Fino Colombiano

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Colombia
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Perro fino Colombiano

Brief historical summary

The Sabueso Fino Colombiano is a hunting dog evolved in Colombia from hunting dogs and dog specimens imported from continental Europe, Great Britain and North America since colonial times. Because of its great hunting abilities, it became popular with all social strata, from the presidents of the Republic and the upper classes, for its interest in hunting as a sport; even farmers who often depended on the use of the dog to obtain the technical committee of the Colombian Fine Hound Club Association. For over 200 years, these hunting dogs have been used in Colombia to reshape different hair varieties, and are perfectly adapted to the country's diverse geography and climate.

General appearance

Typical howling dog with long ears and tail, passionate hunter of great hardiness, medium size, rectangular shape, short hair of varied colors.

Important proportions

Proportions 10: 11.5 for height at withers/length, depth of chest slightly less than distance from chest to ground, muzzle may be slightly shorter than skull on head.

Behaviour / temperament

Stubborn and obstinate on the hunt, at home they are affectionate with children and do well as companion dogs. Thanks to its hunting nature, it is able to live in a group with other dogs, and is friendly with strangers.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Harmonious, proportionate to the body.
Skull
Slightly divergent skull axes; proportionally, the skull may be slightly longer than the muzzle, slightly domed when viewed from the front, pronounced occipital crest.
Stop
Clear, but not too pronounced.

Facial region

Nose
Large, well-developed nostrils, black or brown.
Muzzle
Medium length, perhaps slightly shorter than the skull, straight profile. Viewed from above, rectangular.
Lips
Neither very thick nor developed, with the upper lip overlapping the lower.
Jaws and teeth
A scissor bite is acceptable, with complete dentition.
Cheeks
Flat.
Eyes
Soft, almond-shaped expression, any color is acceptable, matching the coat color. Blue eyes or eyes of a different color (heterochromia) are not permitted.
Ears
Long, broad, hanging, medium-sized (at the corner of the eye), reaching at least to the tip of the muzzle, with rounded edges.

Neck

Strong, medium length, may have loose skin at the throat.

Body

Body
Rectangular, of medium strength.
Topline
With gentle movement, the topline rises slightly from the withers to the croup.
Withers
Remarkably pronounced.
Loin
Short and strong.
Croup
Of medium length, slightly larger than the withers.
Chest
Medium amplitude, remarkable sternum, depth reaches elbow level.
Ribs
Slightly arched and set well back.
Underline and belly
Retracted belly.

Tail

Long, passing to the hock, medium insertion, becoming finer towards the tip, must not be bristly.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Very muscular, strong bones, vertical.
Shoulders
The shoulder blade is slightly longer than the humerus, with a good inclination.
Upper arm
Medium-length, strong bones.
Elbows
Free, neither in nor out.
Pastern
Slightly sloping.
Forefeet
Medium-sized, hardy nails and pads.

Hindquarters

Generality
Powerful, angulated, well muscled.
Upper thigh
Long, strong but fine muscles.
Metatarsus
The metatarsals, seen from behind, are parallel.
Hock
Strong hocks.
Hind feet
Medium-sized, hardy nails and pads.

Gait and movement

Agile and effortless, balanced with good reach and drive, flowing trot.

Skin

Fine and elastic.

Coat

Hair
In the Fino, there are two varieties of coat: short-haired and rough-haired.
a) Shorthair: Stiff, glossy. (should not have a brush in the tail).
b) Rough-haired: At first glance, rough-haired specimens have the same appearance as short-haired ones, but they have greater roughness and a hair length that can be variable.
On the muzzle, it forms a small beard and whiskers (specimens of the chin variety generally have heavier bones and a slightly thicker tail).
Colour
The Sabueso Fino Colombiano comes in a variety of colors. Red, black, white, brown, tabby (can come in different shades, patterns and combinations of these colors).

Size and weight

Height at withers
Desirable height: 45 to 55 cm (with a tolerance of 2 cm to 3 cm in height).
Weight
Between 15 and 30 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.

General faults

 Short ears (appearing long but not reaching the tip of the nose).
 Short tail (not reaching the hock).
 Too high or too low tail insertion.
 Elbows in or out.
 Straight topline.
 Excessively high croup.

Serious faults

 Size not exceeding prescribed height (tolerance included).
 Excessive skin.
 Cheeks (very drooping lips).
 Very developed double chin.
 Drooping eyelids.

Disqualifying faults

 Extreme aggressiveness or shyness.
 Exemplary from short to long and abundant hair.
 Brush-like tail.
 Problems with long hair forming bangs on ears and/or tail.
 Lack of type (atypical dogs).
 Albinism.
 Blue or different-colored eyes.
 Dwarfed specimen (achondroplasia).
 Overshot or undershot mouth.
 Naturally knotted tail (deformed vertebrae).

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.

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