Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Serbian Tricolour Hound

(Srpski Trobojni Gonic)

Serbian Tricolor Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Serbia.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.11.2002.

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 tricoloured scent hound has the same origins as the other Balkan scent hounds. In 1946 the theory that this breed was merely a variety of the Serbian scent hound was refuted ; it was granted breed status and a first standard was drawn up. This breed was shown to cynological circles at the Belgrade International Dog Show on June 7th and 8th 1950. The F.C.I. recognised the breed and published the standard for the tricoloured Yugoslav scent hound on July 25th 1961.
UKC
The Serbian Tricolor Hound has the same origins as the other Balkan scenthounds. It was originally considered a variety of the Serbian Hound, but was given its own breed status in 1946, though except for color the standards are nearly identical. The Serbian Tricolor Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium sized dog of 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.
Length of head corresponds to 45 % of the height at withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Devoted, kind, lively temperament ; dependable, showing remarkable tenacity.
UKC
Lively, kind and dependable, with great tenacity.

HEAD

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FCI
Dolichocephalic ( narrow skull base coupled with great length ), slim ; 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 slightly rounded, pronounced frontal furrow. Occipital crest not very developed. Distance between base of ears is equivalent to that between stop and occipital crest. Superciliary ridges almost imperceptible.
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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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 ; shorter than skull, ideal relationship between length of muzzle and that of skull is 8 .5 to 10. It tapers progressively from stop to nose. The foreface is straight. The lateral lines of the muzzle are convergent.
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
Thin, close-fitting, mediumly developed, quite short and rounded at the end of the muzzle. The edge of the lips should be black. Top lip slightly over1aps lower lip ; corner of lips is firm.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws are strong with regular complete scissor bite. Pincer bite allowed.
UKC
The Serbian Tricolor Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Cheeks

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Flat.

Eyes

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FCI
Almond-shaped, almost oval, medium size. Pigment at edges of lids is dark (preferably black ). The colour of the iris is 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, medium length, pendulous, close to cheeks, medium size, 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. The neck is at an angle of 45 to 50 degrees to the horizontal plane.
UKC
Approximately the same length as the head, strong and well arched.

BODY

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FCI
Rectangular. Length is 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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Straight.

Withers

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Only slightly pronounced.

Back

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Well-muscled, straight, strong, long.

Loin

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Well-muscled, length about the same as that of the croup.

Croup

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

Chest

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Strong, height 50 % of height at withers, girth 20 % greater than height at withers.

Underline and belly

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Oval point of sternum standing slightly proud. Belly has slight tuck up.

TAIL

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FCI
Extends line of croup. Strong at base, tapering progressively towards tip which reaches level of hock. Carried curving up slightly, never lifted above 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
Strong, straight, 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 (shoulder blade) approximately same length as upper arm, muscled, solid, well attached to thoracic wall. Forms an angle of 45- 50 degrees in relation to horizontal.

Upper Arm

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Close to body, strong, muscled, approximately same length as scapula. Forms an angle of 45-50 degrees in relation to the horizontal.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to body , solid, height from ground to elbow 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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Straight, strong, well-muscled.

Carpus (wrist)

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Solid .

Pastern

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Strong, slightly sloping ( up to 15 degrees from vertical ).

FEET

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UKC
The cat feet have solid, tight toes.

Forefeet

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Cat foot, with solid tight toes. Nails are strong, preferably black. Dark pads, well-developed.

Hind feet

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A little longer than front foot; solid tight toes ; black strong nails; pads resistant and elastic, dark in colour .

HINDQUARTERS

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

Thigh

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Strong, well-muscled, straight.

Stifle

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FCI
Solid, parallel with median line of body .Angle of stifle about 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 approximately that of the thigh.

Hock

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Strong, angle of hock between 135 and 140 degrees.

Rear pastern

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Strong, almost vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Long steps, energetic and stretching reach. Preferred pace free trot, regular, harmonious and even.
UKC
Free and energetic at the trot.

SKIN

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FCI
Elastic, well-pigmented taut over the body.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, abundant, gleaming, slightly thick, lying well all over all the body ; undercoat is quite well-developed. Hair is slightly longer over the back of the thighs and the underside of the 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. There is a good undercoat.

COLOUR

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FCI
The base coat is deep red or foxey red with a black mantle or saddle. The black can go up as far as the head where it forms black marks on the temples. The white star on the head and the blaze which stretches down the muzzle form a complete or partial collar under and around the neck. A white mark is allowed on the chest and may extend as far as the tip of the breast-bone and reach the belly and inside of the legs .The end of the tail can be white. White must not make up more than one third of the total body surface.
UKC
Base coat of red, with a black mantle or saddle. There is a white blaze on the head, and a complete or partial white collar on the neck. There may be white on the chest that reaches to the belly and the insides of the legs. The tip of the tail may be white. The white markings may not make up more than one-third of the body color.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 45 -55 cm, ideal height 51 cm.
Females 44 -54 cm, ideal height 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 nervous dog.
  • Over or under shot.
  • Missing a tooth. although the lack of two premolar 1 ( 2PM 1 ) is tolerated.
  • China eye.
  • Body too long .
  • Tail curled. carried high or curving over back. Tip of tail hooked or crooked.
  • White marks with speckling of the base coat colour .
  • White over more than one third of total body surface.
  • Presence of a fourth colour.
  • Size 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. Red or black ticking in the white markings. White that covers more than one third of the body. The presence of a fourth color.
Teeth: Undershot. Overshot. Missing teeth other than the PM 1’s.
Eyes: Blue eyes.
Color: Red or black ticking in the white markings. White that covers more than one third of the body. The presence of a fourth color.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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