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Breed Standards : Scenthound Group : Great Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hound

GREAT ANGLO-FRANCAIS TRICOLOR HOUND

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Official UKC Breed Standard
@Copyright 2006, 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.

HISTORY

The Great Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hound (Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore) originated in France.

The Great Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

A solid dog with a distinctive air, reminiscent of its Foxhound ancestors.

HEAD

SKULL - Moderately broad and rather flat, with a slight prominence of occiput, and superciliary arches, and a marked stop.

MUZZLE - About the same length as the skull, well chiseled below the eyes, with a straight nasal bone. The lips give the muzzle a square appearance.

TEETH - The Great Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Faults: Undershot or overshot bite.

NOSE - Black.

EYES - Large and brown, with dark eyerims.

Fault: Light eyes.

EARS - Set at eye level, medium length, flat at the base and then slightly curled.

NECK

Rather long and strong, with no dewlap.

FOREQUARTERS

The shoulder blades are long and flat.

FORELEGS - Perfectly straight and strong.

BODY

The chest is deep and broad. The ribs are long and rounded. The back is straight and well supported. The loin is short and muscular, and the croup is long and sloping. The flank is rather full and slightly tucked up.

HINDQUARTERS

The thighs are well muscled and fleshy. The hocks are broad, low and slightly angulated.

FEET

Lean and rather round.

TAIL

Of good length, carried elegantly, and well furnished with brush.

COAT

Short, and fairly coarse.

COLOR

Hound tri-color, with a black blanket or black patches. Tan is bright and without black shading.

Fault: Washed out tan.

HEIGHT

Height at the withers is 23.5 to 27.5 inches.

GAIT

Easy and solid.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

(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.