Breed Standards : Scenthound Group : Francais Blanc et Orange
Official UKC Breed Standard
@Copyright 1996, United Kennel Club.
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 Francais Blanc et Orange was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 20, 1996.
A typical, rustic, distinguished French hound.
The head is quite large and somewhat long.
SKULL - The skull is slightly domed. There is little prominence of occiput and the superciliary arches are not well developed. The stop is well marked.
MUZZLE - The muzzle is almost as long as the skull. The lips are full, giving a square appearance to the muzzle.
TEETH - The Francais Blanc et Orange has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Faults: Overshot or undershot bite.
NOSE - Well developed, and either black or brown in color.
EYES - Large and dark brown.
Fault: Light eyes.
EARS - Set low, supple and fine, slightly curled and reaching nearly to the nose.
Straight and quite long, with some dewlap acceptable.
The shoulders are muscular and sloping.
FORELEGS - Straight and well apart.
The chest is broad, and the ribs are rounded. The back is broad and straight. The loin is slightly arched. The croup is rounded but does not fall away. The flank is well filled.
The hindquarters are very muscular. The hocks are close to the ground and slightly bent.
Short and fine.
White and lemon, or white and orange, but the orange may not be so dark as to appear red.
Height at the withers for males and females is 24.5 to 27.5, with a tolerance of one inch upwards.
Rather easy, light, and sustained.
(A dog with a Disqualification must not be considered for placement in a conformation event, and must be reported to UKC.)
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.