Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Hellenic Hound

(Hellinikos Ichnilatis)

Hellenic Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Greece.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
16.10.1959.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound with a fine sense of smell and of great resistance; he is an active hunter either alone or in a pack and responds completely in all terrains of lowland or mountains and even in the more rocky and unworkable terrains; his voice is resonant and harmonious.

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
Mrs Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Hellenic Hound is a medium sized scenthound that originated in Greece. The Hellenic Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium-sized dog, short-haired, black and tan, strong, vigorous, lively, keen.
UKC
A medium sized, short coated, black and tan hound that appears strong and vigorous.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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UKC
Lively and keen.

HEAD

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FCI
Long, its total length corresponds to the height at the withers as 4.35 10. The width of the skull must not be more than the half of the total length of the head, i.e. the total cephalic index must be less than 50. The upper lines of the skull and of the muzzle are divergent.
UKC
The head is long, and has divergent planes of the top skull and muzzle.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Its length is equal or little less than the length of the muzzle; of fairly flat shape. The occipital protuberance is only slightly protruding. Forehead quite broad. Medial furrow not very marked. Superciliary arches high.
UKC
The width of the skull is not more than half the total length of the head. The forehead is quite broad, and the skull is fairly flat. The superciliary arches are high. The stop is not pronounced.

Stop

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FCI
Not very pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
On the muzzle line, overhanging the forward vertical lip line, humid, mobile, black. Nostrils open.
UKC
The black nose overhangs the forward vertical lip line.

Muzzle

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FCI
Its length is equal or a little more than that of the skull. Nasal bridge straight or, in males, slightly arched.
UKC
The muzzle is as long as, or slightly longer than, the skull. The nasal bridge is straight or slightly arched in males. The lips are well developed, and the edges of the lips are black.

Lips

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FCI
Rather developed.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong jaws meeting perfectly either in scissor or pincer bite. Strong, white teeth.
UKC
The Hellenic Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Normal size, neither deep set nor prominent, brown colour with lively and intelligent expression.
UKC
The medium sized, brown eyes have a lively, intelligent expression. The eyerims are black.

Ears

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FCI
Of medium length (almost half the length of the head), set on high, i.e. above the zygomatic arches, flat, rounded at the lower extremity and hanging vertically.
UKC
The medium length ears are set on high. They are flat and slightly rounded at the tips.

NECK

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FCI
Powerful, muscled, without dewlap, descending harmoniously towards the shoulders. Its length corresponds to the total length of the head nearly as 6.5 10.
UKC
Muscular and powerful, without dewlap.

BODY

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FCI
The length of the body is 10% more than the height at the withers.
UKC
The length of the body is 10 percent greater than the height at the withers. The chest is well developed and deep. The ribs are lightly sprung. The withers are slightly raised, and the topline is straight to the loin, which is slightly arched. The back is long and straight. The croup is long, broad and slightly sloping. The belly is lean and slightly tucked up.

Topline

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FCI
Straight, slightly convex at the loins.

Withers

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FCI
Slightly raised above the backline.

Back

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FCI
Long, straight.

Loin

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FCI
Slightly arched, short, strong, well muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Long, broad, well muscled, slightly sloping.

Chest

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FCI
Well developed, deep, let down at elbow level. Ribs slightly sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Lean, slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Not long, reaching at maximum the point of the hock; set rather high, thick at the root and tapering slightly towards its tip; in movement carried sabre-fashion.
UKC
The tail is set rather high. It is thick at the root, and tapers to the end, which reaches just to the hock joint. The tail is carried in saber fashion.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Good straight legs seen from the front and in profile, well muscled and robust.
UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are sloping and muscular.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping, well muscled and close to the thorax.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Oblique, muscular, robust.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight, long and well boned. The pastern joint is lean, and the pasterns are fairly long, strong and quite upright.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight, long, well boned.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Lean, not prominent.
Pastern (Metacarpus): Of sufficient length, strong, rather straight, never hollow.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are rounded and compact, with arched toes and hard pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Rounded, compact; strong toes, close, arched; strong nails, curvec, black; pads large, hard, tough.

Hind feet

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FCI
Same as the forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well straight and vertical seen from behind and in profile; well muscled and robust.
UKC
The hindquarters are well muscled and robust.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, strong, well muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are long and strong. There is good angulation at the stifle and hock joints. The rear pasterns are lean and quite long.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Leg: Slanted, long, strong.

Hock joint

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FCI
Lean, strong, medium height, bent.

Hock

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FCI
Strong, lean, quite long, almost straight, without dewclaws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Swift and light.
UKC
Swift and light.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, dense, a little hard, close fitting.
UKC
Short, dense and close fitting.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black and tan. A small white patch on the chest is tolerated. The visible mucous membranes, the nose and the nails black.
UKC
Black and tan. A small white spot on the chest is tolerated.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers for males is 18.5 to 21.5 inches. For females, it is 17 to 20.5 inches. Weight is approximately 37 to 44 pounds.

Height at withers

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FCI

For males 47-55 cm.
For females 45-53 cm.
Tolerance of more or less 2 cm.

Weight

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FCI
17-20 kg.

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.
Muzzle short and broad.
Ears too long or too short, pointed, twisted.
Neck too short.
Upper line convex or concave.
Loins flat, narrow.
Croup short, narrow, not sloping.
Lower line very let down or too drawn up.
Tail long, heavy, curly.
Pastern and hocks too short or too long, thin, hollow.
Cow-or barrel hocks.
Harefeet.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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UKC

Head: Parallel planes of the skull and muzzle.
Muzzle: Pointed muzzle. Concave nasal bridge.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Convergence of the upper longitudinal axes of the skull and the nasal bridge.
  • Nasal bridge concave, muzzle very pointed.
  • Over-or undershot mouth.
  • Ears semi-erect.
  • Tail curved up.
  • Legs out of vertical.
  • Dewclaws.
  • Other colour that the specified for the coat, the nose, the eyes and the nails.
  • Total depigmentation of the visible mucous membranes.
  • Height at the withers over or under the indications of the standard.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. Semi-erect ears. Any color other than black and tan.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Ears: Semi-erect ears.
Color: Any color other than black and tan.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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