Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Hygen Hound

(Hygenhund)

Hygen Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Norway.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
09.08.1999.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound.

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
Norsk Kennel Klub.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium-sized, solid and compact, rectangular with strong topline.
UKC
A medium sized, short coated hound that is solid and compact, slightly longer than tall, and has a strong topline.

HEAD

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FCI
Medium-sized and moderately broad, but not heavy. Medium long, somewhat wedge-shaped, but not pointed.
UKC
The head is moderately broad but not heavy. It is wedge shaped but never pointed.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly domed seen both from the front and the side. The occipital bone is scarcely perceptible.
UKC
The skull is slightly domed. The occiput is not prominent. The stop is distinct.

Stop

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FCI
Distinct.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.
UKC
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Clean, broad and deep, rather short than long. Straight bridge of nose. Seen from the side the front of the muzzle should be rounded, not square.
UKC
The muzzle is clean, broad and deep. It is rather short. The bridge of the muzzle is straight. Seen from the side, the end of the muzzle is rounded, not square. The lips are clean, not pendulous. The cheeks are clean and flat.

Lips

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FCI
Clean, not pendulous, falling evenly away to the corner of the mouth.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite.
UKC
The Hygen Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Clean and flat.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown. Medium size, not protruding. Calm and earnest expression. Not showing haw.
UKC
The medium sized, dark brown eyes are not protruding. The expression is calm and earnest.

Ears

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UKC
Medium high set, thin and soft, hanging not close to the cheeks. The ears reach hardly half way to the nose when pulled forward. They taper towards rounded tips.

Leathers

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FCI
Medium high set, neither broad nor long, tapering, rounded at the tip. Thin and soft, hanging not close to the cheeks, but somewhat away from them. Reaching hardly half way to the nose when pulled forward.

NECK

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FCI
Medium length, strong, not too throaty.
UKC
Medium length and strong, not too throaty.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is medium broad, long, deep and spacious. The back ribs are particularly well developed, making the ribcage appear long. The depth of the chest is about one half the height at the withers. The back is straight and strong and the loin is broad and muscular. The croup is broad and slightly rounded. The belly is very slightly tucked up.

Back

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FCI
Straight and strong.

Loin

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FCI
Broad and muscular.

Croup

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FCI
Long, broad and slightly rounded.

Chest

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FCI
Medium broad, long, deep and spacious throughout. The back ribs should be particularly well developed, making the ribcage appear long. The depth of the chest is about half the height at withers.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Very slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on level with the topline. Thick at the root, tapering towards the end. Carried straight or in a slight upward curve; reaching to the hock.
UKC
The tail is set on level with the topline. It is thick at the root and tapers to the end, which reaches just to the hock joint. It is carried straight or in saber fashion.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Clean, solid and sinewy, but not heavy.
UKC
The shoulder blades are sloping, and form a good angle with the upper arms.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping shoulder blades, well angulated shoulder joint.

Elbow

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FCI
Well angulated.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are clean, solid and sinewy, but not heavy. The pasterns are short, broad and slightly sloping.

Pastern

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FCI
Broad, rather short than long, sligthly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
High, arched and well knit, with firm, strong pads. Well covered with hair between the toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
High, arched and well-knit, pointing straight forward. Firm, and strong pads; well covered with hair between toes and pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
High, arched and well-knit feet pointing straight forward. Firm and strong pads well covered with hair between toes and pads. Dewclaws permitted, but double dewclaws undesirable.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The hindquarters are muscular and broad.

Thigh

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FCI
Muscular and broad.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The lower thighs are long. There is good angulation at the stifle and hock joints. The rear pasterns are short, broad and slightly sloping.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Long.

Hock joint

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FCI
Well angulated. Broad and clean.

Hock

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FCI
Short, broad and slightly sloping.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free movement, covering ground. Parallel in front and rear. Not cow-hocked behind nor toeing out in the front when moving.
UKC
Free, ground covering, and parallel.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Straight and preferably somewhat rough to the touch, dense, shiny and not too short. The back of the thighs and the tail may be somewhat more heavily coated, but not too much.
UKC
Straight, dense, shiny and somewhat rough to the touch, not too short. The back of the thighs and the underside of the tail may have slightly more coat.

COLOUR

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FCI

  • Red-brown or yellow-red, often with black shading on head, back and tail set, with or without white markings.
  • Black and tan, usually combined with white markings.
  • White with red-brown or yellow-red patches and ticks, or with black and tan markings.
The different colours should be clearly defined from each other.
UKC
Red-brown or yellow-red, often with black shading, with or without white markings. Black and tan, usually with white markings. Predominately white with patches and ticking of red-brown or yellow-red, or with black and tan markings. The colors should be clearly defined.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 50-58 cm. Ideal 54 cm.
Females 47-55 cm. Ideal 51 cm.
UKC
The ideal height for males is 21 inches. For females, it is 20 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.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressiveness.
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.