Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Dutch Smoushond

(Hollandse Smoushond)

Dutch Smoushond


ORIGIN

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FCI
the Netherlands.

PUBLISHED

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10.11.2011.

UTILISATION

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Companion Dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 2Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid
Section 1.3Pinscher and Schnauzer type, Smoushond
Without working trial

UKC
Terrier

TRANSLATION

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Hollandse Smoushondenclub. Translation approved by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland, 02.06.2010 /original version (EN).

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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In the middle of the nineteenth century it was very popular amongst the upper middle classes in the Netherlands to follow horse and carriage and to catch rats in the stables. Although the origin of the breed is uncertain it is generally believed that the yellow Schnauzer was one of the original dogs in the creation of the breed. A dog dealer in Amsterdam sold these dogs as ‘Gentleman’s stable dogs’ to visitors of the Amsterdam commodity exchange. Soon the name changed into ‘Smous’ i.e. rough bearded. This was to distinguish it from the Brussels Griffon. The first Standard dates back to 1905; it was drawn up by Messrs. H.A. Earl of Bylandt, A. Woltman Elpers and L. Seegers. After a long period in which popularity and decreasing public interest took turns, the last litter was registered in the Dutch Stud book, Nederlands Honden Stamboek (N.H.S.B.) in 1949. In 1973 Mrs H.M. Barkman van der Weel took the initiative to reconstruct the breed. She started with crossbreeds that looked like the Dutch Smousdog.
Since 1978 the interests of the Hollandse Smoushond is protected by the Hollandse Smoushonden Club. In 1980 the 1905 standard was revised.
UKC
The exact origins of the Smoushond are unknown. The breed was popular in the late 1800’s as a gentleman’s companion, but World War II pushed it near extinction. In the 1970’s a Mrs. H.M. Barkman began collecting information on the breed and was able to recreate it through selective breeding. Today it breeds true for both type and temperament. The breed is hardly known outside of the Netherlands. The Dutch Smoushond was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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Rough coated, lively, active, strong and squarely built. Compact and sturdy. Bitches are allowed slightly more length of body.
UKC
Rough coated, lively, active and squarely built, formerly known as a gentleman’s stable dog or coach dog.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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Height at the withers preferably equal to physical length of body. The relation between length of the skull, from occipital bone to stop, and length of the muzzle, from stop to tip of nose, is 21.
The depth of chest is about half of the height at the withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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The Dutch Smoushond is affectionate, gay, friendly and free spirited by nature, has a lively disposition but is not nervously over-active, nor easily frightened.
UKC
Affectionate, gay and friendly, the breed makes an excellent companion.

HEAD

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The head is broad and shortish with a distinct stop. The garnishing is very characteristic.
UKC
The head is a breed typical feature. Seen from above it is broad and short.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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Broad and shortish, slightly domed.
UKC
The skull is slightly domed, and the forehead is slightly rounded. The stop is distinct.

Stop

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Distinct.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Preferably black and broad.
UKC
Black and broad.

Muzzle

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Broad. The length of the muzzle is preferably half the length of the distance stop-occipital bone. Bridge of the nose straight.
UKC
The muzzle is one half the length of the skull, with full, strong jaws. The lips are thin and tight and have black rims.

Lips

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Tight with black rims.

Jaws/Teeth

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Preferably a scissors bite. A pincer bite (edge to edge) or just slightly undershot mouth is not considered as faulty.
UKC
The Dutch Smoushond has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors, level or slightly undershot bite.

Eyes

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FCI
The dark brown eyes are very typical of the breed, they have a friendly and lively expression and they are large and round, neither bulging nor deep-set.
UKC
The eyes are large, dark and round, with dark rims and a friendly, lively expression.

Ears

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FCI
The ears are rather high-set, relatively small and drooping. When the dog is alert, the points of the ears lean a little forward against the cheeks.
UKC
The ears are high set and drop, with the front edge close to the cheeks. They are small, thin and triangular with slightly rounded tips.

NECK

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Rather short and muscular.
UKC
Short and muscular.

BODY

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The body must give an impression of sturdiness.
UKC
The body must give the impression of sturdiness. Both ranginess and coarseness are frowned upon. The chest is broad and not unduly deep, with well sprung ribs. The back is broad, muscular and straight. The loin is slightly arched, and the croup is well muscled. There is very little tuck up.

Topline

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The neck line runs smoothly into the upper line of the body.

Back

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Straight.

Loin

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Slightly arched.

Croup

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Slightly sloping.

Chest

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Gives a broad impression, not unduly deep and with well sprung ribs. Forechest not very pronounced.

Underline and belly

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The belly is slightly tucked-up.

TAIL

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The tail is rather short, preferably no longer than reaching to the hock joint, carried gaily but not curled over the back.
UKC
Undocked, rather short and carried gaily, but not curled over the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Moderately angulated, strong and muscular.
UKC
The forequarters are moderately angulated.

Shoulder

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Moderately sloping.

Upper Arm

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About the same length as shoulder blade.

Elbow

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Close to body.

FORELEGS

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Straight, not too close together, fairly well under the body, with strong, oval bone.

Forearm

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Legs straight with sturdy bone, placed well under the body.

Pastern

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Rather upright.

FEET

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Round, neat and small, with dark nails.

Forefeet

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Round, neat and small (cat-feet.) Dark nails are preferred.

Hind feet

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As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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Moderately angulated, strong and muscular.
UKC
The hindquarters are moderately angulated, strong and muscular.

Thigh

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Of same length as lower thigh.

Stifle

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Moderately angulated.

HIND LEGS

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The hocks are well let down.

Lower thigh

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Of same length as thigh.

Hock joint

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Moderately angulated.

Rear pastern

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No dewclaws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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An easy, supple and regular gait.
UKC
Not mentioned in FCI standard.

COAT

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HAIR

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Hair on the body is coarse, wiry, harsh, straight and with an unkempt look about it, approx. 4-7 cms long with a sufficient undercoat. Curly or woolly coat and tendencies to mat are undesirable. Hair on the head is preferably of the same wiry texture as on the body. The hair is longer on the cheeks and forms moustaches, beard and eyebrows. The eyebrows may drop a little over the eyes as long as they do not hide the eyes or interfere with the sight. The legs are covered with the same textured hair as on the body though slightly shorter. The hair on legs is pointing backwards, thus suggesting a slight feathering; no dense or woolly coat must cover the legs, thus hiding the true outline. The hair on the tail is bushy all over.
UKC
The coat is a very important feature. On the body, it is coarse, wiry, harsh and straight, and has an unkempt appearance. It is 1.5 to 2.5 inches long. There is sufficient undercoat. Any tendency to mat is a serious fault. A part down the middle of the back indicates that the coat is too long and soft. On the legs, the coat is medium length and not dense, pointing backwards, suggesting feathering. A dense, woolly coat all over the legs that hides the outline is a fault. The coat on the tail is bushy without fringe. On the head the coat is wiry like on the body, but slightly shorter. The eyebrows should not hide the eyes and there should not be a topknot or a part on the head. The hair on the ears is shorter.

COLOUR

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Self-coloured yellow in any shades with a preference for a dark straw colour. Ears, moustaches, beard and eyebrows may be of a darker nuance of yellow. Any other colour than yellow is undesirable.
UKC
Self-colored yellow in all shades, with a preference for dark straw color. Ears, moustache, beard and eyebrows may be a darker shade than the rest of the coat.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers is between 14 and 16.5 inches. Weight is 20 to 22 pounds.

Height at withers

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Males approx. 37-42 cms.
Females approx. 35-40 cms.

Weight

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The weight varies between 7 - 11 kgs.

FAULTS

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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.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
  • Lack of breed type.
  • Fraudulent modification of the dog or evidence of such practice by use of substances or surgery.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Any color other than yellow.
Color: Any color other than yellow.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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