Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

(Brandlbracke, Vieräugl)

Austrian Black and Tan Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Austria.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
10.10.1995.

UTILISATION

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FCI
The Black and Tan Austrian Hound is an universally popular hunting dog on account of its special suitability for heavy work on high mountains as well as on flat country for hunting by giving tongue and for the tracking of wounded 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
C. Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Black and Tan Austrian Hound (Brandlbracke) counts as a true descendant of the "Keltenb racke" (Celtic Hound). As with all breeds of older origin, there is no definite authentic history for the "Brandlbracke" until the middle of the 19th century. The reason for this is that until that date nocontrolled breeding took place.
UKC
The Austrian Black and Tan Hound appears to be a true descendant of the ancient Celtic Hound. They are a universally popular hunting dog, prized for their ability to do heavy work on high mountains, as well as on flat country. The Austrian Black and Tan Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size. Strong, long cast, supple body.
UKC
Medium sized, black and tan, smooth coated hound with a fairly long cast, supple body.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Sensitive nose; giving tongue, above all, for hare; tracking firmly and willingly with agreeable temperament.
UKC
The breed has a sensitive nose for tracking game, and is willing and agreeable.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
Skull broad. Occiput barely defined.

Skull

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UKC
The skull is broad, with a barely defined occiput.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Leather black.
UKC
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong. Straight nasal bridge.
UKC
The muzzle is strong, with a straight nasal bridge, and well developed, close fitting, darkly pigmented lips.

Lips

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FCI
Well developed, close fitting, pigmented throughout.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong scissor bite. A complete set with 42 teeth is sought after; the absence of totally two PM1 or PM2 (premolar 1 or 2) is tolerated; the M3 (molar 3) are not taken into account.
UKC
The Austrian Black and Tan Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The absence of two premolars is tolerated.

Eyes

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FCI
Clear, dark brown, not showing any red in corner of eye.
UKC
Clear, and dark brown.

Ears

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UKC
Medium in length, set on high, not too broad, rounded at the tips. The ears hang flatly.

Leathers

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FCI
Of medium length, not too broad, set on high, rounded at tips, hanging flatly.

NECK

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FCI
Medium length. Very strong. Dewlap not desired.
UKC
Medium length, very strong, and free of dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is broad and deep. The withers are well defined, and the back is long. The loin is slightly arched, and the croup falls away slightly.

Withers

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FCI
Well defined.

Back

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FCI
Long.

Loin

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FCI
Slightly arched.

Croup

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FCI
Falling away in slight slope.

Chest

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FCI
Broad and deep.

TAIL

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FCI
Long, tapering gradually, slightly bent. Pendant in repose. Coarse hair on underside, but without an obvious brush.
UKC
Long, tapering gradually, and slightly bent. There is coarse hair on the underside but no brush.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Well developed. Legs straight and strong.
UKC
The shoulders are muscular and well laid back.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back, well muscled.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight and strong.

FEET

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UKC
Strong and round, with tight toes and black nails.

Forefeet

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FCI
Strong, round, arched; toes fitting close together. Nails strong and black. Pads large and strong.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well angulated.
UKC
The hindquarters are well angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Slim, moderately developed, long.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thighs are slim, moderately developed, and long.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ground covering, elegant.
UKC
Ground covering, and elegant.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Smooth hair, close fitting, dense, full, resilient with silky sheen. Length approximately 2 cm.
UKC
Short, smooth, close fitting, dense, and with a silky sheen.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black with small, clearly defined light to dark fawn markings. The two fawn markings above the eyes (Vieräugl) must be present.
UKC
Black, with small, clearly defined light to dark fawn markings. The two fawn markings above the eyes must be present.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

48-56 cm.
Dogs 50-56 cm
Bitches 48-54 cm
UKC
Height at the withers is 19 to 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.
  • Skull too narrow.
  • Broad muzzle.
  • Leathers folded, too pointed, narrow, short.
  • Tail too short, too thick. Tail carriage bent too far upwards, lack of coarse hair on underside.
  • Weak limbs.
  • Shy temperament.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Under or overshot mouth ; more than two missing premolars 1 or 2.
  • Any other colour than that stated.
  • Lack of well defined fawn markings above eyes (Vieräugl).
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot or overshot bite. Any color or pattern other than described. Lack of well defined fawn markings above the eyes on an otherwise black and tan dog.
Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.
Color: Any color or pattern other than described. Lack of well defined fawn markings above the eyes on an otherwise black and tan dog.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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