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Great Anglo-Francais White And Black Hound

Scenthound Group

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 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.

General Appearance

A rather powerful dog, with strong bone structure.

Head

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.

Neck

Strong, with some dewlap.

Forequarters

The shoulders are long and well muscled.

FORELEGS

Strong, straight and vertical.

Body

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.

Hindquarters

The thighs are muscular, without being fleshy. The hocks are strong, close to the ground, and slightly bent.

Feet

Large, round and thick.

Tail

Strong at the root, tapering to a slender point. Carried straight.

Coat

Short and dense.

Color

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

Height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 28.5 inches. For females, it is 24.5 to 26.5 inches.

Gait

Supple.

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.

UKC Breed Standards: Great Anglo-Francais White And Black Hound



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