Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Montenegrin Mountain Hound

(Crnogorski Planinski Gonic)

Montenegrin Mountain Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Republic of Montenegro.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
19.12.2014.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound.

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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FCI
We can say with certainty that this breed is of the same origin as the other Balkan hounds. In the past this dog has sometimes been called « black hound ». The first standard dates 1924. The F.C.I. officially recognized this breed (standard N° 279) on the 8th May 1969 during its meeting in Warsaw.
UKC
This version of the Balkan hound was developed in the Republic of Montenegro. The first standard dates to 1924. The Montenegrin Mountain Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2008.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size, solid, agile.
UKC
Medium sized, solid, and agile.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The length of the body (measured from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttocks) and the perimeter of the chest go beyond by about 10% the height at the withers. The length of the head corresponds to 45% of the height at the withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Well balanced, attached to his master, docile, trustworthy.
UKC
Docile, trustworthy and attached to his master.

HEAD

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FCI
Dolichocephalic; the upper lines of the skull and the muzzle are divergent.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Longer than the muzzle; in the occipital region, its width is inferior to the distance between the stop and the occipital protuberance. Seen from the front and in profile flat or slightly arched. Its width decreases from the top of the skull down to the stop. The frontal furrow is accentuated, whereas the occipital protuberance is less obvious; the superciliary arches are well developed.
UKC
The skull is longer than it is wide. It is flat or slightly arched. The frontal furrow is accentuated, and the occiput is not prominent. The stop is slightly pronounced.

Stop

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FCI
Slightly pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Always black, well developed.
UKC
The black nose is well developed.

Muzzle

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FCI
Thick and broad at its base, is shorter than the skull. The desirable relation is of 7,5 10. The lateral lines of the muzzle are convergent. The nasal bridge is straight.
UKC
The muzzle is thick, broad at the base, and shorter than the skull. The nasal bridge is straight, and the toplines of the skull and muzzle are divergent. The cheeks are flat. The upper lip slightly overlaps the lower. The lips have black edges.

Lips

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FCI
Moderately developed, tight, upper lip slightly overlapping the bottom lip; the corner of the lips is firm; the edge of the lips is pigmented black.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
The jaws are strong and show a regular and complete scissor bite; a pincer bite is admitted. The teeth are well developed and regularly implanted.
UKC
The Montenegrin Mountain Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Flat.

Eyes

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FCI
Oval shape, placed slightly obliquely, of light to dark brown in colour; the rims of the eyelids are black.
UKC
The oval shaped eyes are set slightly obliquely. They are light to dark brown in color, with black rims.

Ears

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FCI
High set, moderately long, thin to medium thick, pendant without folds and close to the head; their extremity is of a more or less pronounced oval shape.
UKC
High set, moderately long and pendant, carried without folds and close to the head. The ears are fairly oval in shape.

NECK

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FCI
Powerful, oblique, forming an angle of 45° to 50° with the horizontal. Its length is approximately equal to that of the head. It is thin, muscled and without dewlap.
UKC
The neck is long, thin, muscular and clean.

BODY

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FCI
Rectangular, its length going beyond by about 10% the height at the withers.
UKC
The body is about 10 percent longer than it is tall. The chest is strong, deep and well rounded. The withers are very pronounced and the back is broad and muscular. The loin is short and solid. The croup is slightly sloping, broad and muscular. The belly is only slightly tucked up.

Withers

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FCI
Very pronounced.

Back

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FCI
Muscled, broad, moderately long.

Loin

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FCI
Muscled, solid, medium length, short coupled.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly slanting (20-25° in relation to the horizontal), powerful, well muscled, broad.

Chest

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FCI
Strong, deep; its depth corresponds to 45 to 50% of the height at the withers and its perimeter going beyond by about 10% the height at the withers.

Underline and belly

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FCI
The xyphoid appendix is prominent; the belly is only slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
It prolongs the line of the croup and goes on, thinning gradually from its set on to the extremity which reaches the hock; carried sabre fashion below the line of the back; is covered with abundant hair.
UKC
The tail is set on the line of the croup and tapers towards the tip, which reaches to the hock. It is carried below the level of the back, in saber fashion, and is covered with abundant hair.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, solid, muscled, parallel.
UKC
The shoulder blades are long, muscular, and well laid back.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder-blade muscled, well attached to the thoracic wall; its length is approximately equal to that of the head; it forms an angle of 40 to 45° with the horizontal.

Elbow

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FCI
Solid, close to the body; the distance from the ground up to the elbow corresponds to 50% of the height at the withers.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and strong with close fitting elbows. The distance from the elbow to the ground is one-half the height at the withers. The pasterns are strong but thin and slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight, strong, muscled.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Solid.
Pastern: Strong, thin, slightly slanting (up to 15° in relation to the vertical).

FEET

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UKC
Cat feet, with tight, well arched toes and elastic, black pads. The nails are always black.

Forefeet

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FCI
Cat feet; solid toes, tight, well arched; the pads are resistant, elastic and black; the nails are always black.

Hind feet

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FCI
As the front feet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, muscled, parallel, of strong bone structure.
UKC
The hindquarters are strong and muscular with solid bone structure.

Thigh

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FCI
Strong, muscled, not prominent.

Stifle

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FCI
Solid, parallel to the median plane of the body; the angle of the stifle is of about 120°.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper and lower thighs are about the same length. The angulation of the stifle is about 120 degrees. The hock joint is pronounced and has angulation of about 135 degrees.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Its length corresponds approximately to that of the upper thigh. Muscled.

Hock joint

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FCI
Solid, pronounced; its angulation is of about 135°-140°.

Hock

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FCI
Powerful, almost vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Regular and elastic stride, with good thrust from the hindquarters; the preferred gait is a lively and even trot.
UKC
Elastic, lively and even, with strong drive from the rear.

SKIN

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FCI
Elastic, really tight to the body; shows a dark pigmentation.
UKC
The skin is elastic and very tight to the body.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, dense, rough, not very thick, glossy, flat, smooth. The undercoat is quite well developed.
UKC
Short, dense, rough, smooth and glossy. The undercoat is well developed.

COLOUR

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FCI
The basic colour is black with tan markings above the eyes, on the muzzle and on the lower parts of the legs. The tan markings above the eyes are the size of a hazelnut, whereas the ones on the lateral parts of the muzzle extend at maximum to the corner of the lips. The colour of the tan markings goes from a light red through a brownish red to a bright red. A white spot on the chest is admitted but not sought after; its diameter must not be more than 3 cm.
UKC
Black ground color, with tan markings above the eyes, on the muzzle and on the lower legs. The tan may be pale red to brownish red to bright red. A small white spot on the chest is acceptable but not desirable.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
The height at the withers is from 44-54 cm; the ideal size for the males varies between 49-50 cm, and for the females between 48-49 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers is from 17 to 21 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

  • Timid or aggressive dog.
  • Over- or undershot mouth; deviated incisor arch.
  • Absence of one tooth, the absence of two premolars 1 (PM1) being tolerated.
  • Eyes of a very light colour, wall-eyes, eyes of different colour; entropion, ectropion.
  • Rolled up tail, carried above the back line or deviated laterally.
  • Non authorized colours.
  • Any other white marking than that which is tolerated.
  • Superior or inferior size than that prescribed in the standard.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. Missing teeth, other than the 1st premolars. Wall eyes. Eyes of different colors. Entropion. Ectropion. Curled tail. Tail carried above the backline. Any other color. Any white markings other than a small white spot on the chest.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite. Missing teeth, other than the 1st premolars.
Eyes: Wall eyes. Eyes of different colors. Entropion. Ectropion.
Tail: Curled tail. Tail carried above the backline.
Color: Any other color. Any white markings other than a small white spot on the chest.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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