Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Poitevin

Poitevin


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
17.11.1978.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound.

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
Mrs. Kincaid, brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Poitevin is a large scenthound that originated in France. The Poitevin was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A very distinguished hound presenting, to a high degree of perfection, strength, elegance and lightness, with a range of the most fascinating colours.
UKC
A very distinguished hound that presents the appearance of perfection in strength, elegance and lightness, and comes in a range of fascinating colors.

HEAD

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FCI
Long but not exaggerated, not very wide, the bones prominent with a slight occipital protuberance.
UKC
The head is long and not very wide. The bones are prominent.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather flat, sloping very gently to the foreface.
UKC
The skull is rather flat, and slopes gently towards the foreface.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Strong, wide and prominent.
UKC
The black nose is strong, wide and prominent.

Muzzle

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FCI
Slightly convex, long without exaggeration.
UKC
The muzzle is long and slightly convex. The upper lip covers the lower, but tapers towards the nose.

Lips

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FCI
Upper lip covering the lower, muzzle tapering.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Poitevin has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite. A hound with a slightly overshot mouth is acceptable but not preferred.

Eyes

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FCI
Large, round, surrounded with black. Lovely expression.
UKC
The eyes are large and round, surrounded by black, with a lovely expression.

Ears

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UKC
The ears are set on a little low. They are medium in width and length and turn slightly inward.

Leathers

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FCI
Of medium width, fine leather, set on a little low, medium length and slightly turned inwards.

NECK

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FCI
Long, slim, without dewlap.
UKC
Long and slim, with no dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The brisket is deep rather than wide. The ribs are long. The back is well muscled and firm. The loin is muscular and the flank is slightly tucked up.

Back

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FCI
Well muscled and very well coupled.

Loin

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FCI
Muscular.

Chest

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FCI
Brisket: Very deep, proportionately more so than wide.
Ribs: Long.

Flank

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FCI
Slight tuck-up but sufficiently spacious for the intestines.

TAIL

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FCI
Medium length, fine, smooth, never with longer and coarser slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) towards the tip; elegantly carried in a slight curve.
UKC
The tail is medium length, and elegantly carried in a curve. It is smooth, never with a brush.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Straight, very muscular, lean and strong, flat and broad.
UKC
The shoulders are long, flat and sloping, close to the chest.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, flat and sloping, close to the chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight, muscular, lean and broad, with flat bone.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are wolf like, long and resistant.

Forefeet

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FCI
The “wolf-foot”, rather long, very resistant.

Hind feet

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FCI
As forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Hip: Somewhat sloping, well developed and of good length.
UKC
The hips are somewhat sloping.

Thigh

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FCI
Very muscular.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are very muscular. The hock is low to the ground and slightly bent.

Hock joint

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FCI
Low to the ground, slightly bent. Hocks vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free mover; gallops easily, bounding lightly and passing well through undergrowth.
UKC
Free.

SKIN

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FCI
Black nose. Testicles varying from white to black.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short and glossy.
UKC
Short and glossy.

COLOUR

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FCI
Tricolour with black saddle, or tricolour with large black patches; sometimes white and orange (bicolour); wolf-coloured hair is quite frequent.
UKC
Tricolor with a black saddle; tricolor with large black patches; white and orange; wolf colored.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
Dogs 62 to 72 cm, bitches 60 to 70 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 24.5 to 28 inches. For females, it is 23.5 to 27.5 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.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Black and white hounds.
Dewlap.
Hounds with slightly overshot mouth not to be disqualified, but all things being equal, the hound with correct jaw is to be preferred.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Black and white. Dewlap.
Neck: Dewlap.
Color: Black and white.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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