Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Medium-sized Anglo-French Hound

(Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie)

Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.01.1983.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound for hunting small game.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
Developed in France, most likely beginning during the 16th Century, the Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie was created by crossing English hounds with the French hounds. It was used as a scenthound for hunting small game. The Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Balanced and solidly built dog, but without heaviness. Seen in profile, his outline must lean towards that of a well established French hound.
UKC
A medium sized, well balanced and solidly built hound, with no trace of coarseness. In outline, his profile must appear to be that of a classic French hound.

HEAD

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FCI
Elongated, not too broad, occipital crest not too accentuated.
UKC
The head is fairly long, and not too broad.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly convex, without being domed.
UKC
The skull is slightly convex, but not domed. There is no prominence of occiput. The stop is very slight.

Stop

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FCI
Barely marked.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Well pigmented, nostrils well open.
UKC
The nostrils are well opened, and the nose is fully pigmented. In the white and black dogs, the nose is black. In the white and orange dogs, the nose is brown.

Muzzle

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FCI
Moderately elongated, appearence a little pointed; bridge of the nose straight or slightly arched.
UKC
The muzzle is moderately long, and just a little pointed. The nasal bridge is straight or slightly arched. The upper lips cover the lower lips.

Lips

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FCI
The upper lip covers the lower lip.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Anglo Francais de Petite Venerie has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Big, brown, with a soft but lively expression.
UKC
The eyes are large and brown, with a soft, intelligent expression.

Ears

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UKC
The ears are finely attached below the level of the eye. They are flexible, slightly turned, and of medium width. They reach almost to the border of the nose.

Leathers

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FCI
Finely attached below the eye level line, flexible, slightly turned, of medium width and reaching at least by two fingers the border of the nose.

NECK

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FCI
Clean, without dewlap.
UKC
Free of dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is well developed, and let down at least to the level of the elbow. The ribs are long and moderately rounded. The back is firm and straight. The loin is quite short and muscular, and the croup is fairly long and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Back

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FCI
Firm and straight.

Loin

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FCI
Quite short and muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly inclined and quite long.

Chest

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FCI
Let down, reaching at least the point of the elbow, well developed. Ribs long and moderately rounded.

Flank

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FCI
Quite full, a little tucked up but without a whippety look.

TAIL

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FCI
Of medium length, quite fine, well set in the extension of the loin line, with thick hair, but without some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip.
UKC
The tail is set on as an extension of the spine. It is medium in length and quite fine. There is no brush.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Sufficiently strong, broad and straight.
UKC
The shoulder blades are long, flat, and sloping.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade long, flat and sloping, well attached to the chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Strong and straight.

FEET

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UKC
Lean and tight.

Forefeet

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FCI
Lean and tight.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The thighs are deep and muscular. The hocks are slightly bent, and close to the ground.

Thigh

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FCI
Muscular and deep.

Hock

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FCI
Slightly bent and quite close to the ground.

SKIN

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FCI
Fine, without folds, firm tissues.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, dense and smooth.
UKC
Short, dense, and smooth.

COLOUR

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FCI

  • Tricolour white and black with bright tan markings, black nose.
  • White and black with pale tan markings, black nose.
  • Bicolour white and orange, brown (tobacco) nose.
UKC
White and black, with bright or pale tan markings. Orange and white.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

48 - 56 cm.
With a minimal and maximum tolerance of 2 cm for the exceptional subjects.
UKC
Height at the withers is between 19 and 22 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points 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.
  • In general, all the faults common to scenthounds.
  • Head too short or too large.
  • Rounded skull.
  • Butterfly nose.
  • Muzzle square.
  • Over-or undershot mouth.
  • Flews too accentued.
  • Prominent eyes, light eyes.
  • Leathers set high, broad, short or too flat.
  • Neck too short; dewlap.
  • Cylindrical body.
  • Loaded shoulders.
  • Tail coarse, short; with round the tail some coarser and longer, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip.
  • Loose tissues of the skin.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Skull: Round skull.
Muzzle: Square lips.
Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.
Nose: Butterfly nose.
Eyes: Light or prominent eyes.
Ears: High set, broad or short ears.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.