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Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer

(Slovenský hrubosrstý Stavač)

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog


ORIGIN

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FCI
Slovakia.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
06.01.1995.
KC
September 2014

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointer.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.1Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type
With working trial

KC
Gundog
UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog is a Continental type Braque breed that originated in Slovakia. The breed is used to point and retrieve game from land and water. The Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Dog of moderate strength, working type, but with nobleness in his lines. The basic colour of the coat is called “grey” and the hair is harsh (hard). He must be fit and able to work on the plain, in the woods and in the water and especially to work after the shooting, searching and retrieving wounded game. He is obedient and easy to train.
KC
Distinguished appearance, sturdily built but not cumbersome. Body length exceeds height. Thick coated.
UKC
A harsh coated, medium sized working breed that is slightly rectangular in shape and solidly built, but not coarse or heavy.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

The ratio of length of the body to the height at the withers must be of 10 9 in the males and of 10 8 in the females.
It is desirable that the dog be solidly built, but not of a heavy type.
KC
Versatile worker, capable in field, forest and water. Tractable and easy to train.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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UKC
Obedient and easy to train.

HEAD

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FCI
General description Sufficiently long, lean, without folds in the skin, proportional to the body.
KC
Rectangular in profile, moderately long and lean, without wrinkle. Marked rise over the eyes with visible median furrow and moderate stop. Prominent occiput. Muzzle straight. Length of skull equal to length of muzzle. Moderately thick, close fitting, dark lips. Nose large and dark.
UKC
The head is fairly long and lean, with tight skin.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rectangular shape, the superciliary arches must be pronounced, the frontal furrow visible. The occipital crest is felt at the touch.
UKC
The skull is rectangular in shape. The superciliary arches must be pronounced. The frontal furrow is visible, but the occipital bone is felt upon touch, not protruding. The stop is moderate.

Stop

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FCI
The slope is moderate (about 45°).

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Sufficiently large, dark in colour. Large nostrils.
UKC
The large nose is dark in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
Approximately the same length as the skull, sufficiently high and wide. Lower jaw even and strong with a well developed set of teeth. The muzzle is straight.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
The muzzle is the same length as the skull, and sufficiently wide with a strong underjaw and moderately developed, close fitting, dark lips.

Lips

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FCI
Moderately developed; fitting closely, dark in colour.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Well developed, scissor bite.
UKC
The Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Almond shape, well set into the eyesocket, of amber colour, with an intelligent expression. In the puppies and the young dogs, they are bluish (azure). The eyelids are dark.
KC
Almond shaped, well set with intelligent expression. Amber coloured in adults. In young dogs the eyes may be blue.
UKC
The almond shaped, deeply set eyes are amber in color and have an intelligent expression. In young dogs the eyes are bluish. The eyerims are dark.

Ears

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KC
Rather long, broad at the base, rounded. Set above the level of the eye.
UKC
Set above eye level, broad at the base, and rounded at the tips.

Leathers

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FCI
Of proportional length, set above eye level. Broad at the inset (base) and the flap is rounded.

NECK

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FCI
Of medium length, lean, without skin folds, well muscled; inserted high in the withers.
KC
Well muscled, of medium length, lean and without dewlap. Proudly held, giving high head carriage.
UKC
Medium length, lean and clean, the neck is set and carried high.

BODY

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FCI
The dog is well built, rather high in size, straight back, the neck attached high and the head carried high.
KC
Length from point of shoulder to point of buttock is greater than height, in the ratio of 10 to 9 in the male and 10 to 8 in the female. Forechest well developed. Ribcage long and broad, oval in cross section. Ribs well sprung, carried well back and reaching to the elbow. Topline level. Well muscled back. Moderate tuck up.
UKC
The chest is oval in shape, and let down to the elbow. The forechest is well-developed and the ribs are well sprung. The withers are well pronounced. The back is straight and slopes slightly towards the hindquarter. The croup is broad, fairly long and slightly sloping. The belly is slightly tucked up.

Topline

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FCI
Wither: Is well pronounced and well linked with the line of the back.

Back

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FCI
Is straight, well muscled, solid, very slightly sloping towards the rear. The croup is broad, sufficiently long, neither overbuilt nor drooping.

Chest

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FCI
Sufficiently long and broad, oval, in proportion with the whole of the body, let down to the elbow. Ribs well sprung, breast well developed.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Moderately tucked in.

TAIL

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FCI
Moderately strong, set rather high, carried downwards when the dog is at rest; carried horizontally when the dog is in action. Well furnished with hair but not brush style. The tail is shortened (docked) at half length.
KC
Well arched with dark pads and nails.
UKC
The tail is moderately strong and set fairly high. It is characteristically docked to half length and is carried horizontally. It is well furnished with hair, but not brush style.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
On the whole well developed, vertical seen from the front or in profile.
KC
Withers marked, fitting smoothly into the topline. Shoulders sloping and well laid back. Forelegs strong and straight. Pasterns strong, almost vertical and comparatively short.
UKC
The shoulders are muscular and well-developed. The shoulder blade and upper arm meet at an angle of 110 degrees.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well developed and muscled. Shoulder-blades: Placed obliquely. Scapulo-humeral angle 110°.

Elbow

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FCI
Angle of elbow 135°.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are vertical, with lean, marked musculature. The pasterns are fairly short and almost vertical.

Forearm

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FCI
Vertical with lean and marked musculature.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Practically vertical.

Pastern

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FCI
Quite strong, relatively short, almost vertical.

FEET

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KC
Well arched with dark pads and nails.
UKC
Rounded in shape, with tight, arched toes. The nails and pads are dark in color.

Forefeet

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FCI
Rounded with tight and well arched toes. The nails and the pads are dark in colour. Claws of inner toes must be removed.

Hind feet

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FCI
Rounded, toes tight and well arched. The nails and the pads are dark in colour. Dewclaws must be removed.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well angulated ensemble seen from profil, and vertical seen from behind.
KC
Broad, well angulated, with well developed first and second thighs. Hocks well let down.
UKC
The hindquarters are well angulated. The angle of the pelvis and femur is 80 to 85 degrees.

Thigh

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FCI
Sufficiently long, broad and well muscled. Angle of hip, (coxal-femoral): 80° to 85°.

Stifle

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FCI
Between 125° and 130°.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are broad and muscular. The stifle and hock are well angulated. The rear pasterns are nearly vertical.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Broad, sufficiently long and well muscled.

Hock

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FCI
Angle of the hock: Between 125° and 135°.
Hock almost vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Balanced, lively; at work on the plain the dog gallops.
KC
Balanced and lively, ground covering, with good reach and drive. Topline held on the move and head carried high.
UKC
Balanced and lively.

SKIN

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FCI
Of medium thickness, elastic, without folds, of a grey colour.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Undercoat down short and fine. Normally looses it in the summer. Topcoat about 4 cm long, harsh, straight and flat. At the lower part of the muzzle, the hair is longer and softer, forming a moustache. Above the eyes, the hair is more marked and laying obliquely. The forehead and the occiput are covered with short harsh hair. The hair on the leathers is short and soft. The tail is very hairy.
KC
Double coated. Short, fine undercoat which is usually shed in the summer. Harsh, straight, protective outer coat approximately 4cms long. Short, dense hair on forehead, skull and cheeks. Softer on mouth, lips and chin, forming a beard. Marked eyebrows. Hair on the ears softer. Tail is well covered. Skin grey, moderately thick, elastic, without wrinkle.
UKC
The topcoat is harsh, straight and flat, and about 1½ inches long. There is a short, fine undercoat that is affected by climate and season. On the lower part of the muzzle the hair is longer and softer, making a mustache. There are eyebrows above the eyes. The skull is covered with short, harsh hair and the hair on the ears is short and soft. The tail is well furnished.

COLOUR

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FCI
The basic colour is brown shaded sable (said “grey”) with varying lighter and darker shadings without white markings, or with white markings on the legs, and on the chest. Also “grey” with more or less large markings, eventually speckled.
KC
Base colour is grey of any shade, with or without contrasting grey patches. Evenly speckled grey roan is accepted. White markings on the legs and chest are acceptable. Head and ears are often of a lighter shade.
UKC
The basic color is brown shaded sable, with varying lighter and darker shadings, and with or without white markings on the chest and legs.

SIZE

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KC
Height at withers: Male 62-68cms (24 ½ - 27 ins). Female 57-64cms (22 ½ - 25 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
Is from 62 to 68 cm for the males and from 57 to 64 cm for the females.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 24.5 to 26.5 inches. For females, it is 22.5 to 25 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.
KC
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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

Size too big or too small in relation to the standard.
Colour much too light going to nearly white.
Heavy appearance and without nobleness.
Head too strong.
Arched back.
Leathers too long or too thick.
Hair too long or silky. Hair too short, without moustaches.
UKC

Coat: Coat too long or silky. Coat too short without mustache or eyebrows.
Color: Too pale color that fades to cream.
Height: Over or under size.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Other basic colour than the “grey” (brown shaded sable).
All anatomical faults like prognathism upper and lower, entropion, ectropion, irregular position of the legs.
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. Entropion or ectropion. Any color other than brown shaded sable.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Eyes: Entropion or ectropion.
Color: Any color other than brown shaded sable.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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