Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

French White and Black Hound

(Français Blanc et Noir)

Chien Francais Blanc et Noir


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.11.2008.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pack Hound for big game.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.1Scenthounds, Large-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Revised by J. Mulholland (2008) in collaboration with R. Triquet.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The French White and Black Hound evolved from the Saintonge Hound whose origins are uncertain; while it has no connection with the Saint Hubert, there is probably a distant ancestry with the famous white “Greffier” dogs of the XVIth century. Appearing in the second half of the XIXth century, the present type was influenced by later cross-breeding with the Poitevin and the Gascon-saintongeois. It obtained its standard in 1957. At present, the breed counts approximately 2000 subjects, representing 300/400 births per year.
The 2007 text was drafted by Mr. Pierre Astié, President of the “Club du chien d’ordre”, and his committee, in collaboration with Mr. Raymond Triquet.
UKC
The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir is a large pack scenthound developed for hunting large game. The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Large pack hound, distinguished and of balanced build.
UKC
A large, powerfully built black and white hound of distinguished quality.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The muzzle is long compared to the skull. The length of the body, from the point of the shoulder to the point of buttock, is equal to the height at the withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
These dogs are very appreciated by many deer hunts for the following qualities fine noses, diligence, seriousness and throat. It is a friendly dog, close to humans and easy to manage in the kennels.

HEAD

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FCI
Rather long, in harmony with the whole body without ever being heavy or coarse, but expressive and well carried.
UKC
The head is rather imposing and quite long, but never out of balance with the body. Not heavy or coarse.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed, rather narrow without exaggeration. Occipital protuberance apparent without excess, but sufficient to avoid the skull appearing too flat. The superciliary arches can be slightly prominent.
UKC
The skull is rather narrow and lightly domed, with some prominence of occiput. The stop is slightly marked.

Stop

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Slightly pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black. Nostrils well open.
UKC
Black, with well opened nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Rather long compared to the skull; the nose bridge may be slightly arched.
UKC
Long, preferably with an arched nasal bone. The lips cover the lower jaw and are well pigmented.

Lips

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The flews are slightly square; the upper lip just overlaps the lower lip.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, intelligent and trusting expression.
UKC
Dark, with an intelligent and trusting expression, and fully pigmented eyerims.

Ears

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FCI
Set at eye level, slightly curled. When pulled forward, they should reach, at least, the base of the nose leather.
UKC
Set at eye level, and slightly curled, reaching to the nose.

NECK

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FCI
Quite long and strong, with sometimes a slight trace of dewlap.
UKC
Quite long and strong. Some dewlap is acceptable.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is deeper than broad. and is let down to the level of the elbow. The back is rather long, but firm. The loin is muscular and well coupled. The belly is slightly tucked up.

Back

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FCI
Rather long but well sustained.

Loin

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Muscled and attached.

Croup

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Slightly sloping.

Chest

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More deep than broad and reaching the point of the elbow. Ribs long and more flat than round.

Underline and belly

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Slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Quite thick at its root; carried relatively high.
UKC
Quite thick at the root, rather long, and carried elegantly.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS In line with the body; strong and rather flat.

FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulders are long, lean and oblique.

Shoulder

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Long, lean and oblique.

Elbow

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Close to the body.

FORELEGS

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The legs are strong, and the elbows are close to the body.

Forearm

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Upright.

Pastern

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Very slightly sloping, seen from the side.

FEET

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UKC
Rather elongated, but lean and resistant.

Forefeet

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FCI
Rather long, lean and resistant.

Hind feet

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Rather long, lean and resistant.

HINDQUARTERS

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Parallel, seen from behind.
UKC
The hips are long and slanting.

Thigh

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FCI
Long and sufficiently muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are long and muscular. There is slight angulation at the hocks, and the rear pasterns are short.

Hock

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FCI
Well let down, wide, powerful and slightly bent.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Effortless. Preferred gait supple and extended gallop.
UKC
Supple and extended.

SKIN

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FCI
White under white hair, black under black hair with sometimes sub-cutaneous patches on the belly and inner thighs of blue or pale blue colour.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, quite strong and dense.
UKC
Short, harsh and dense.

COLOUR

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FCI
Obligatory white and black, with a black mantle or with more or less widely spread black markings and possible black or bluish speckling, or even tan freckles but the latter only permitted on the limbs. A pale tan dot above each eye as well as a pale tan on the cheeks, below the eyes, below the ears and at the base of the tail. The “roebuck mark” is quite frequent on the thigh.
UKC
White and black, with black or bluish speckling. Tan speckling is allowed on the legs. There are often tan markings on the head and under the tail and a tan ‘roebuck’ marking on the thigh.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 65 to 72 cm.
Females 62 to 68 cm.
With tolerance of +/- 1cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 28 inches. For females, it is 24.5 to 26.5 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.
UKC
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

Head: Any indication of English Foxhound blood in the head (skull too voluminous, muzzle short and not sufficiently square at the end when seen from the side).
Nose: Important lack of pigmentation.
Jaws: Overshot or undershot.
Eyes: Too light in colour.
Ears: Short and flat.
Dewlap: Excessive.
Colour: On the cheeks, black extending to the lips.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Limbs Frail.
Severe deviation of limbs.
Feet Round.
Colour: Tricolour coat.
Any dogs clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
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.