Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

(Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir)

Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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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
This breed originates from the “Bâtard Anglo-Saintongeois”, a type which appeared in the middle of the XIXth century and which was the result of crossing between the Saintongeois and the Foxhound. The breed presently counts approximately 2000 subjects with around 200 births per year. It makes up the packs of twenty or more deer hunts and one stag hunt.
The 2007 text was drafted by M. Pierre Astié, President of the “Club du chien d’ordre” and his committee, in collaboration with Mr. Raymond Triquet.
UKC
The Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound (Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir) originated in France. The Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 20, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Big, rather powerful dog, resistant and robust with strong bone which is a reminder of his Gascon-Saintongeois origins.
UKC
A rather powerful dog, with strong bone structure.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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The muzzle is slightly shorter than 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
Excels in hunting stag and deer on damp or bushy terrain. It is a friendly dog, close to humans and easy to manage in the kennels.

HEAD

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FCI
Strong, rather short with skull/muzzle lines parallel..
UKC
The head is strong and rather short, with parallel planes.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather flat and broad, occipital protuberance hardly marked, superciliary arches prominent.
UKC
The skull is fairly flat, with no prominence of occiput. The superciliary arches are prominent, and the stop is well marked.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black, developed and rather raised. Nostrils well open.
UKC
Black, and somewhat raised above the bridge of the nose.

Muzzle

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FCI
Straight and a little less long than the skull.
UKC
Slightly longer than the skull, with well developed, square lips.

Lips

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FCI
The flews are distinctly square, seen from the side; the upper lip overlaps the lower lip well.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Brown, relatively deep-set but not excessively.
UKC
Rather deep set, and brown in color.

Ears

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FCI
Set-on rather broad and at eye level; relatively flat at set-on then curling towards the end; of medium length.. When pulled forward, they should not reach further than two fingers before the base of the nose leather. The tips are rather pointed.
UKC
Set on at eye level, broad and rather flat, twisting in the middle and tapering to a point. Medium in length.

NECK

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FCI
Strong, rather short. A slight dewlap is tolerated.
UKC
Strong, with some dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is broad and deep. The ribs are moderately sprung. The back is straight and firm. The loin is broad, straight and rather short and the croup is slanting, with prominent hip bones. The flanks are well filled.

Back

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FCI
Straight and well sustained..

Loin

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Quite broad, rather short.

Croup

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Slightly sloping;hips quite broad.

Chest

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Chest: Broad and well let down to the point of the elbow.
Ribcage: Moderately rounded.

Underline and belly

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Slightly tucked up.

Flank

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Well filled.

TAIL

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FCI
Strong at its root, tapering to a slender point, long and straight; in action, it is carried above the topline but not vertical.
UKC
Strong at the root, tapering to a slender point. Carried straight.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
In line with the body; more round than flat.
UKC
The shoulders are long and well muscled.

Shoulder

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Long and well muscled.

Elbow

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Close to the body.

FORELEGS

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Strong, straight and vertical.

Forearm

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Upright.

Pastern

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Very slightly sloping, seen from the side.

FEET

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Large, round and thick.

Forefeet

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Thick and big, rather round.

Hind feet

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Thick and big, rather round..

HINDQUARTERS

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Parallel, seen from behind.
UKC
The thighs are muscular, without being fleshy. The hocks are strong, close to the ground, and slightly bent.

Thigh

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Well let down, muscled but not over developed.

Hock

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Only slightly bent , seen from the side.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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

SKIN

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FCI
White under white hair, black under black hair with sometimes 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 and dense.

COLOUR

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FCI

Obligatory white and black, with a black mantle and black markings more or less spread out which may show black or bluish speckles, or even tiny tan freckles but the latter only on the limbs. A pale tan dot above each eye as well as pale tan on the cheeks, below the eyes, below the ears. The “roebuck mark” on the thigh is rather frequent.
Height at the withers Males 65 to 72 cm
Females 62 to 68 cm.
With tolerance of +/- 1cm.
UKC
White and black, with a solid blanket or broken black patches. Black or blue ticking or roaning. Tan ticking is allowed on the legs. There are pale tan markings on the head and under the tail. Frequently there is a tan ‘roebuck’ marking on the thigh.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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UKC
Height at the withers for males is 25.5 to 28.5 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: Undershot or overshot bite.
Nose: Dudley nose.
Eyes: Light eyes.
Color: Tan markings that are too bright.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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Nose: Important lack of pigmentation.
Jaws: Overshot or undershot.
Eyes: too light in colour.
Ears: dictinctly curled, too long.
Dewlap: Excessive.
Colour on the cheeks, black extending to the lips.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Frail.
Severe deviation of limbs.
Long Feet.
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.