Breed Standards : Scenthound Group : Great Anglo-Francais White and Orange Hound
Official UKC Breed Standard
@Copyright 2006, 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 Great Anglo-Francais White and Orange Hound (Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange) was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.
A strong and powerful dog that shows more English influence in his head than his White and Black cousin.
Quite short and broad.
SKULL - Rather broad and flat, without occipital protuberance. The superciliary arches are not prominent. The stop is well marked.
MUZZLE - The muzzle is fairly short. The lips extend over the lower jaw and give the muzzle some squareness.
TEETH - The Great Anglo-Francais White and Orange Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Faults: Undershot or overshot bite.
NOSE - Black or orange brown.
Fault: Butterfly nose.
EYES - Large and dark.
Fault: Light eyes.
EARS - Set on at eye level, broad at the base, and rather short. The ears are quite thick and turn in slightly.
The neck is straight, with a slight dewlap.
Fault: Excessive dewlap.
The shoulders are close to the chest, but well muscled.
FORELEGS - Well apart, strong and vertical.
The chest is deep. The ribs are long and lightly sprung. The back is broad and muscular. The loin is broad and short, and the croup is rounded. The flank is well filled.
The thighs are muscular and fleshy. The hocks are slightly bent and close to the ground.
The feet are rather round.
The tail is quite long, and has a slight brush.
Short and not too thick.
White and lemon, or white and orange, but the orange must not tend towards red.
Fault: Black or red hair in the coat.
Height at the withers is 23.5 to 27.5 inches.
(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.