Group 4 (Hounds) - General Appearance
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The gait of the *** should be smooth and springy with a style of high order. The whole appearance of the dog should give the impression of strength and dignity combining speed and power. The head must be held proudly.
Particularly slim and elegant, the *** sighthound gives a general impression of great slenderness. Its bone structure and muscles show through thin and dry skin. It is a slender dog whose body fits into a rectangle with a vertical long side.
Height at the withers / Scapulo-ischial length: 10-9 (a ratio slightly lower Page: 1 / 5 in females is allowed)-
Height at the withers / Depth of chest: 10-4. Length of head / Length of muzzle: 10-5.
Head length / Width of skull: 10-4.
Lightly built, finely boned aristocratic-looking animal, high on leg compared with its length, always poised, alert and intelligent. Wrinkled head, with pricked ears, proudly carried on a well-arched neck. Deep brisket runs up into a definite waist, tail tightly curled presenting a picture of a well balanced dog of gazelle-like grace.
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
The ***, is a small, stocky hound, lively, rapid for its size. It benefits from enormous energy coupled with excellent hardiness.
Short legged hound of considerable substance, well balanced, full of quality. It is important to bear in mind that this is a working hound and must be fit for purpose, therefore should be strong, active and capable of great endurance in the field.
A sturdy, compactly-built hound, conveying the impression of quality without coarseness.
Black & Tan Coonhound
is first and fundamentally a working dog, a trail and tree hound, capable of withstanding the rigors of winter, the heat of summer , and the difficult terrain over which he is called upon to work. Used principally for trailing and treeing raccoon, the
** runs his game entirely by scent. The characteristics and courage of the Coonhound also make him proficient on the hunt for deer , bear , mountain lion and other big game. Judges are asked to place great emphasis upon these f acts when evaluating the merits of
the dog. The general impression is that of power , agility and alertness.
He immediately impresses one with his ability to cover the ground with powerful rhythmic strides.
Proportion-Measured from the point of shoulder to the buttocks and from withers to ground the length of body is equal to or slightly greater than the height of the dog at the withers. Height is in proportion to general conformation so that dog appears neither leggy nor close to the ground.
Substance-Considering their job as a hunting dog, the individual should exhibit moderate bone and good muscle tone. Males are heavier in bone and muscle tone than females.
Noble and dignified expression, characterised by solemnity, wisdom and power.
Strong, deep-chested and sturdy with a houndy expression and longish ears, the *** combines power with agility and endurance. His overall aspect is kind and self-assured.
Proportions: Somewhat rectangular. Length slightly longer than height.
Well balanced, graceful, aristocratic, dignified and elegant.
Dachshund (Long Haired / Mini Long Haired / Smooth Haired / Mini Smooth Haired / Wire Haired / Mini Wire Haired)
Moderately long and low with no exaggeration, compact, well-muscled body, with enough ground clearance to allow free movement. Heights at the withers should be half the length of the body, measured from breastbone to the rear of thigh. Bold, defiant carriage of the head and intelligent expression.
Resembles a roughcoated greyhound of larger size and bone.
Smaller than medium-sized, almost square. In conformation lean, firm and carries himself well.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: The length of the body is the same as the height at withers. The depth of the chest is slightly less than half of the height at the withers. The ratio between the muzzle and skull is approximately 3:4. The skull is a little broader than long, the breadth is the same as the depth.
Well balanced, powerful and clean cut.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Slightly elongated overall, it has straight forelegs, the structure of a basset, and must not resemble a small Briquet. It is balanced and elegant.
Strongly built, upstanding, of generous proportions, muscular power and symmetrical formation, with long head and neck, clean well laid shoulders, deep chest, capacious body, slightly arched loin, powerful quarters, sound legs and feet, and a suppleness of limb, which emphasise in a marked degree its distinctive type and quality.
Well proportioned, giving impression of great strength and stamina.
The points of the modern **
are very similar to those of the Foxhound. The
however is smaller than the Foxhound: the most popular size is 19 to 21 inches (48.26 to 53.34 cm) Proportion - is off square. The
** is slightly longer from point of shoulder to rear projection of the upper thigh than from withers to ground. He is active, well balanced, full of strength and quality.
Tall, narrow, finely built, large erect ears.
The *** should not be quite so heavy or massive as the Great Dane, but more so than the Deerhound, which in general type he should otherwise resemble. Of great size and commanding appearance,
very muscular, strongly though gracefully built, movements easy and active; head and neck carried high; the tail carried with an upward sweep with a slight curve towards the extremity.
Great size, including height at shoulder and proportionate length of body, is the desideratum to be aimed at, and it is desired to firmly establish a race that shall average 32 inches (81cm) to 34 inches (86cm) in dogs, showing requisite power, activity, courage and symmetry.
Powerful; compact body; square outline and proud carriage; coat close and abundant but not open; upstanding pointed ears; tail tightly curled over back.
Large, straight limbed and sound, rough coated with majestic head, strong body and loose, long striding action. Rough double coat and large feet essential. Free moving.
Peruvian Hairless Dog (Large / Medium / Small)
Going by his general conformation, it is an elegant and slim dog, whose aspect expresses speed, strength and harmony without ever appearing coarse. There are two varieties, the hairless whose main feature is the absence of hair all over the body and the coated variety, that is entirely
Another particular feature is that the dentition in the hairless variety is nearly always incomplete associated with the congenital alopecia.
The ratio between the height at the withers and the length of the body is 1 : 1; the females can be slightly longer than the males.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Small, active and vigorous hound, with a slightly elongated body. Proud tail carriage. Coat hard and long without exaggeration. Expressive head; leathers well turned inwards, covered with long hair and set below the level of the eye, not too long.
The *** is medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful yet powerful. Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
Portuguese Podengo (Large, Medium & Small / Smooth & Wire Haired)
Quadrangular pyramid head, with erect ears, sickle shaped tail, well proportioned, with sound construction and well muscled; very lively and intelligent; sober and rustic. It exists in three sizes, with two varieties of coat: smooth and wire.
Large and Medium sized ***: Almost square (sub-mediolinear) of large or medium substance respectively. Ratio of length of body to height at the withers; 11/10 and depth of chest to height at withers:1/2.
Small ***: Body slightly longer than high (sub-longilinear), of small stature. The length of the body is slightly more than the height at withers with a ratio , length of body/ height at withers; 6/5 and depth of chest/height at withers 1/2. In all varieties, the muzzle is less than the skull length.
The *** should represent a well balanced, strong, muscular, agile and active dog, symmetrical in outline and capable of great endurance with a fair amount of speed. The emphasis is on agility, elegance and soundness with no tendency towards massiveness. The peculiarity of the breed is the ridge on the back, which is formed by the hair growing in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat.
The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountain. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, farseeing eyes.
Elegant, racy yet strong, without coarseness. A dignified hound with fine skin marked by its muscular leanness. Capable of sustained effort over long distance.
Balanced combination of muscular power and strength with elegance and grace of outline. Built for speed and work. All forms of exaggeration should be avoided.