Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer

(Slovenský hrubosrstý Stavač)

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer


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

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lips

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FCI
Moderately developed; fitting closely, dark in colour.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Well developed, scissor 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.

Ears

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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