Breed Standards : Scenthound Group : Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound
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 Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound (Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir) originated in France.
The Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 20, 1996.
A rather powerful dog, with strong bone structure.
The head is strong and rather short, with parallel planes.
SKULL - The skull is fairly flat, with no prominence of occiput. The superciliary arches are prominent, and the stop is well marked.
MUZZLE - Slightly longer than the skull, with well developed, square lips.
TEETH - The Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Faults: Undershot or overshot bite.
NOSE – Black, and somewhat raised above the bridge of the nose.
Fault: Dudley nose.
EYES - Rather deep set, and brown in color.
Fault: Light eyes.
EARS - Set on at eye level, broad and rather flat, twisting in the middle and tapering to a point. Medium in length.
Strong, with some dewlap.
The shoulders are long and well muscled.
FORELEGS - Strong, straight and vertical.
The chest is broad and deep. The ribs are moderately sprung. The back is straight and firm. The loin is broad, straight and rather short and the croup is slanting, with prominent hip bones. The flanks are well filled.
The thighs are muscular, without being fleshy. The hocks are strong, close to the ground, and slightly bent.
Large, round and thick.
Strong at the root, tapering to a slender point. Carried straight.
Short and dense.
White and black, with a solid blanket or broken black patches. Black or blue ticking or roaning. Tan ticking is allowed on the legs. There are pale tan markings on the head and under the tail. Frequently there is a tan ‘roebuck’ marking on the thigh.
Fault: Tan markings that are too bright.
Height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 28.5 inches. For females, it is 24.5 to 26.5 inches.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.