Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

French Tricolour Hound

(Français Tricolore)

Chien Francais Tricolore


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
13.01.1965.

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
Mrs. Peggy Davis, revised by Dr. Paschoud.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Chien Francais is a French breed developed to hunt big game. The Chien Francais Tricolore was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Large pack hound, elegant, sufficiently well boned and muscled.
UKC
A large, but elegant, strong boned pack hound.

HEAD

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FCI
Not too imposing, but quite elongated; occipital protuberance marked.
UKC
Quite long, but not too broad.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Very slightly domed, skull quite developed.
UKC
The skull is very slightly domed. The occipital protuberance is marked. The stop is moderate.

Stop

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FCI
More accentuated than in the Pointevin.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black; open nostrils.
UKC
Black, with open nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Straight, rather long and sometimes slightly arched.
UKC
Rather long and straight, sometimes with an arched nasal bone. The lips are full enough to create a square appearance.

Lips

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FCI
More substantial than in the Pointevin, i.e. very slightly square.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Eyes

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FCI
Big and brown, sometimes circled with black. Intelligent expression.
UKC
Big and brown, with an intelligent expression.

Ears

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UKC
Set at eye level and slightly curled, reaching to the nose.

Leathers

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FCI
Broader than those of the Poitevin, set at eye level, slightly curled, not too supple, preferably extending to the set-on of the nose or within two fingers of it.

NECK

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FCI
Long, rather strong and sometimes with a slight trace of dewlap.
UKC
Long and rather strong, with a trace of dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is deep to the elbow. The ribs are long and rounded. The back is straight and solid. The flank is very slightly tucked up.

Back

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FCI
Sustained and solid.

Chest

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FCI
Deep and well let down, at least as far down as the point of the elbows. Ribs long and not too flat.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Very slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Quite long, carried high and with elegance.
UKC
The tail is quite long, and carried high and with elegance.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Well positioned, broad and straight.
UKC
The shoulders are long, and held close to the chest.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long and close to the chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight, and well apart.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are lean.

Forefeet

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FCI
Lean.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Hips: Well laid, in harmony with the forequarters.
UKC
The angulation of the hindquarter matches that of the forequarter.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, sufficiently muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are long and muscular, and the hocks are broad, low and slightly bent.

Hock

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FCI
Rather broad, low set, slightly bent.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Easy and light.
UKC
Easy and light.

SKIN

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FCI
Quite fine.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short and rather fine.
UKC
Short and rather fine.

COLOUR

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FCI
Tricolour, with black mantle more or less spread out. Tan preferably bright or even copper-taned. Neither blackend tan on the cheeks and on the lips nor blue or tan fleckings on the legs and on the body are to be sought after. The grizzled « wolf colour » is admitted.
UKC
Hound tricolor, with a black mantle and bright tan. Black shading in the tan on the face, and blue or tan speckling on the legs, are allowable but not preferred. Grizzle is an allowable color.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
From 62 to 72 cm for the males and from 60 to 68 cm for the bitches.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 24.5 to 28 inches. For females, it is 23.5 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.
  • Pink spots on the nose.
  • Under-or overshot mouth.
  • Light eyes.
  • Leathers too flat, too short or set too high.
  • Legs badly positioned or thin.
  • Hocks too straight.
  • Fat feet.
  • Any apparent trace of English hound blood, especially in the head. "Smoky" coloured heads which indicate cross-breeding with the White and Black Hound and all other colours than those above mentioned.
UKC

Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.
Nose: Pink spots on the nose.
Eyes: Light eyes.
Color: Smokey colors that indicate interbreeding with the White and Black Hound.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog 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.