Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Serbian Hound

(Srpski Gonic)

Serbian Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Serbia.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
25.03.2003.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scent 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 Pamela Jeans-Brown.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The breed belongs to the group of scent hounds which have spread throughout the Balkan territory. It is thought that the scent hounds from Asia Minor played an important part in its genesis. The first description of this breed under the name of Balkan scent hound dates from 1005 ; for this we are endebted to Frank Laska who described this breed together with other scent hounds. The first standard was drawn up in 1924 , but it was only at its session in Bled on May 14th 1940 that the F.C.I. adopted the standards already announced in Stockholm in 1939 and among these was included that of the Balkan scent hound. Because the breed was most widespread in Serbia, it was the Yugoslav Cynological Association which controlled breeding and put in place the first registrations in the official stud book. On November 12th 1996,during its meeting in Copenhagen, the General Committee of the F .C.I. discussed the motion put forward by the annual general meeting of the Yugoslav Cynological Association, and accepted that the name Balkan scent hound be replaced by Serbian hound.
UKC
The Serbian Hound was originally known as the Balkan Scenthound. Because the breed was most widespread in Serbia, in 1996 the name was changed to Serbian Hound. The Serbian Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Dog of medium size with a robust constitution. Full of character, it is lively and energetic.
UKC
Medium sized, short coated hound, with a robust constitution.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

Length of body measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock is 10% greater than height at withers.
Girth of chest is 20% more than height at withers. Length of head corresponds to 45% of height at withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Kind, with lively temperament. Dependable, showing remarkable tenacity.
UKC
Lively, kind, and dependable.

HEAD

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FCI
Dolichocephalic ( narrow skull base coupled with great length ) ; top lines of skull and foreface are divergent.
UKC
The head is long and narrow, with divergent planes.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Seen from the front and in profile, the skull is slightly rounded with a pronounced frontal furrow. Occipital crest not very defined. Width between ears is less than or equal to distance between stop and occipital crest. Pronounced superciliary ridges.
UKC
The skull is slightly rounded and has a pronounced frontal furrow. It is longer than it is wide. The stop is almost imperceptible.

Stop

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FCI
Almost imperceptible.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Well-developed, always black.
UKC
The black nose is well developed.

Muzzle

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FCI
Cuneiform, a little shorter than the skull ; ideal relation between length of muzzle and that of skull is 9 to 10. The muzzle tapers progressively from stop to nose. The foreface is straight.
UKC
The muzzle is just slightly shorter than the skull. It tapers in width progressively from the eyes to the nose. The nasal bridge is straight. The cheeks are flat. The upper lip overhangs the lower lip. The edges of the lips should be black.

Lips

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FCI
Mediumly developed, mediumly thick and fitting well with the jaw. The edges of the lips should be black. The upper lip overlaps the lower lip ; corners of lips are firm.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Powerful jaws. Teeth are strong with regular complete scissor bite. Pincer bite allowed.
UKC
The Serbian 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
Medium size, oval, set slightly slanting. Edges of lids are dark in colour ( preferably black ). Colour of iris as dark as possible.
UKC
The medium size, oval shaped eyes are set slightly obliquely. The eyes and the eyerims are as dark as possible.

Ears

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FCI
Set high, of medium length and width, pendulous, close to cheeks. The tip of the ear is slightly oval in shape. Ears are thinner than thick.
UKC
High set, thin and pendulous, the ears are rounded at the tips.

NECK

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FCI
Strong. In length approximately the same as the head. Top line is slightly arched. It is at an angle of 45-50 degrees to the horizontal plane.
UKC
Approximately the same length as the head, strong and well arched.

BODY

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FCI
Slightly oblong, with length 10% more than height at withers.
UKC
The body is slightly longer than tall. The chest is deep and wide. The withers are slightly pronounced, and the back is long, strong and straight. The loin is muscular, and the croup is slightly sloping, broad and muscular. There is a slight tuck up.

Topline

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FCI
Straight.

Withers

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FCI
Slightly pronounced.

Back

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FCI
Well-muscled. straight,powerful. long.

Loin

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FCI
Well-muscled. length about the same as the croup.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly sloping ( 20-25 degrees in relation to horizontal ). Powerful, well-muscled broad.

Chest

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FCI
Strong; height 50% of height at withers and girth 20% greater than height at withers.

Underline and belly

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FCI
The oval point of the sternum stands slightly proud. Belly has slight tuk up.

TAIL

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FCI
Extends line of croup. At the base it is strong and tapers progressively towards tip which reaches level of hock. Sligthly curved up, it is carried below line of back. Covered in abundant hair.
UKC
The tail set follows the natural line of the croup. It is strong at the base and tapers to the tip, which reaches to the hock. The tail is carried in a slight curve below the line of the back. It is covered with abundant hair.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Powerful, well-muscled , parallel.
UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are long, and form an angle of approximately 90 degrees.

Shoulder

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FCI
Scapula (shouder blade): Length corresponds approximately to that of upper arm. Muscled, solid and well-attached to the thoracic wall. Forms an angle of 45-50 degrees to horizontal.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Powerful, muscled, approximately same length as scapula.

Elbow

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FCI
Solid, close to body .Distance from elbow to ground is 50 % of height at withers.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The elbows are close to the body. The legs are strong, with flat bone. The distance from the elbow to the ground is one half the height at the withers. The pasterns are slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Flat, powerful, muscled.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Solid.

Pastern

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FCI
Pasterns (Metacarpus): Powerful, slightly sloping ( up to 15 % from vertical ).

FEET

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UKC
The cat feet have solid, tight toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Cat foot, with solid tight toes. Nails are strong and black in colour.

Hind feet

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FCI
A little longer than the front foot, with solid tight toes. Nails strong and black. Pads are resilient and adequately elastic.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong flat, well-muscled and parallel.
UKC
The hindquarters are strong, with flat musculature.

Thigh

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FCI
Well-muscled, flat.

Stifle

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FCI
Solid, parallel with median line of body. Angle of stifle around 120 degrees.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper and lower thighs are approximately the same length. The stifle angulation is 120 degrees. The hock is low and powerful, with angulation of 140 degrees. The rear pasterns are strong and nearly vertical.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Well-muscled, length approximatively that of thigh.

Hock

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FCI
Powerful, well let down. AngIe of 135-140 degrees.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Strong, almost vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
At the walk good front extension. Preferred gait, free energetic trot. Umbs move on parallel axis to median plane of the body.
UKC
Free and energetic at the trot.

SKIN

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FCI
Elastic and well-pigmented , taut over body .

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, abundant, glearning, quite thick and lying well over all the body with undercoat. Hair slightly longer on back of thighs and underside of tail.
UKC
Short, thick, abundant and shiny, the coat may be slightly longer on the back of the thighs and the underside of the tail.

COLOUR

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FCI
Red ( fox coloured ) going from yellowy red to a rust tone with black mantle or saddle. The mantle or saddle go as far as the head which shows black marks on either side of the temples; on the chest a round white mark no larger than 2 cm in diameter is allowed.
UKC
Any shade of red, with a black mantle or saddle. A small white mark on the chest is allowed.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 46 -56 cm, ideal height between 51 and 52 cm.
Females 44 -54 cm, ideal height between 48 and 49 cm.
UKC
Height for males is 18 to 22 inches. For females, it is 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

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Missing tooth, although the absence of two premolars ( 2PM 1 ) is tolerated.
  • Over or under shot.
  • China eye.
  • Body too long.
  • Tail curled, carried high or curving over back tip of tail hooked or crooked.
  • White mark on chest larger than permitted size or presence of white mark anywhere else.
  • Height at withers greater or lesser than that laid down in the standard.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot. Overshot. Missing teeth other than the PM 1’s. Blue eyes. White anywhere except a small mark on the chest.
Teeth: Undershot. Overshot. Missing teeth other than the PM 1’s.
Eyes: Blue eyes.
Color: White anywhere except a small mark on the chest.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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