Breed Standards : Scenthound Group : Chien Francais Blanc et Noir
Official UKC Breed Standard
@Copyright 1996, United Kennel Club, Inc.
The goals and purposes of this breed standard include: to furnish guidelines for breeders who wish to maintain the quality of their breed and to improve it; to advance this breed to a state of similarity throughout the world; and to act as a guide for judges.
Breeders and judges have the responsibility to avoid any conditions or exaggerations that are detrimental to the health, welfare, essence and soundness of this breed, and must take the responsibility to see that these are not perpetuated.
Any departure from the following 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 on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.
The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir is a large pack scenthound developed for hunting large game.
The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.
A large, powerfully built black and white hound of distinguished quality.
The head is rather imposing and quite long, but never out of balance with the body. Not heavy or coarse.
SKULL - The skull is rather narrow and lightly domed, with some prominence of occiput. The stop is slightly marked.
MUZZLE - Long, preferably with an arched nasal bone. The lips cover the lower jaw and are well pigmented.
TEETH - The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Faults: Overshot or undershot bite.
NOSE – Black, with well opened nostrils.
EYES - Dark, with an intelligent and trusting expression, and fully pigmented eyerims.
EARS - Set at eye level, and slightly curled, reaching to the nose.
Quite long and strong. Some dewlap is acceptable.
The shoulders are long, lean and oblique.
FORELEGS - The legs are strong, and the elbows are close to the body.
The chest is deeper than broad. and is let down to the level of the elbow. The back is rather long, but firm. The loin is muscular and well coupled. The belly is slightly tucked up.
The hips are long and slanting.
HIND LEGS - The thighs are long and muscular. There is slight angulation at the hocks, and the rear pasterns are short.
Rather elongated, but lean and resistant.
Quite thick at the root, rather long, and carried elegantly.
Short, harsh and dense.
White and black, with black or bluish speckling. Tan speckling is allowed on the legs. There are often tan markings on the head and under the tail and a tan ‘roebuck’ marking on the thigh.
Height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 28 inches. For females, it is 24.5 to 26.5 inches.
Supple and extended.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.