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Fédération Cynologique Internationale
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Slovakian Hound(Slovenský Kopov)
Slovakian Hound(Black Forest Hound)
This breed is distinguished through its enduring hours-long following of a warm trail or scent while giving tongue. Also distinguished by its keenness and therefore used in its native country for hunting wild boar and predatory.
|Group 6||Scent hounds and related breeds|
|Section 1.2||Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds|
|With working trial|
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
The Black Forest Hound (also known as the Slovakian Hound) is an endurance trailing hound used on wild boar and predators. The Black Forest Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.
Always solid black with tan markings. Lightish body build, yet solid bone structure. Longish rectangle.
A solid, yet lightly build, rectangular hound that is always solid black with tan markings.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT:
Spirited temperament. Extraordinarily developed sense of direction.
The breed is spirited, and it has an extraordinarily well developed sense of direction.
Flat domed top skull ; shape of a longish rectangle. Superciliary ridges and frontal furrow marked; occipital protuberance hardly marked. The direction of the axes of the muzzle and of the skull is parallel.
The skull is a fairly long, rectangular shape. It is slightly domed. The frontal furrow is marked. There is no prominence of occiput. The stop is fairly abrupt.
Forms an angle of about 45°.
Always black in colour, relatively large, moderately tapering; nostrils moderately open.
The black nose is relatively large.
Bridge of nose straight, in keeping with the skull long and not too broad.
The muzzle is long and not too broad. The nasal bridge is straight, and lies in a plane that is parallel to the skull.
Not overlapping, close fittfng with noticeable opened corner of mouth.
Jaws of regular shape, firm, with well developed complete bite.
The Black Forest Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.
Dark, set in somewhat deep. Show liveliness and courage. Eyelids always black; almond shaped.
The deeply set eyes are almond shaped and dark, with a lively, courageous expression.
The ears are set above the line of the eye. They are medium length, have rounded tips and are carried flat against the cheeks.
Set on somewhat above the line of the eyes, carried flat along the head, with rounded tip and of medium length.
Well set, carried at an angle of 135°, rather short, muscular and without loose skin.
Rather short and clean.
The body is somewhat longer than it is tall. The chest is deep and broad, with well developed forechest. The ribs are well sprung and slanting. The back is straight and medium long. The loin is broad, firm and muscular. The croup is rounded. There is moderate tuck-up.
Straight, medium long.
Not too long, suitably broad, firm and muscular.
Not too long, medium breadth, rounded.
Forechest broad and well developed. Medium depth, suitably broad and appropriately long. Ribs arched, set slanting.
Underline and belly:
Moderately tucked up.
Set on somewhat low, below the upper line ; fittingly strong, tapering to the tip and reaching to the hock. Pendant in repose; curved upwards in sabre shape to a height of 150° when alert.
Set somewhat low, tapering to the tip and reaching to the hock, the tail is pendant in repose and carried in an upward curve but not above the back.
The shoulder blades and upper arms are rather short. They meet at an angle of 110 degrees.
Shoulder-blade and upperarm: Rather short, well developed, muscular. Angle at shoulder joint about 110°.
The legs are straight and dry. The pasterns are short and sloping.
In vertical position, dry.
Pastern joint: Short.
Pastern: Not too long. Somewhat sloping.
Pastern: Not too long. Somewhat sloping.
Oval, with well arched toes and strong pads.
Oval; well arched toes; nails always black and strong. Pads dark and well developed.
Oval; toes tight and well arched; pads well developed and black.
The angulation of the pelvis and femur is 130 degrees.
Sufficiently broad; fittingly long, muscu1ar.
The thighs are long, broad and muscular. The angulation at the stifle is 130 degrees, and at the hock it is 150 degrees. The rear pasterns are moderately slanting.
Broad, appropriate in 1ength, well muscled.
Set on in a height of about 15 cm, moderately broad. Angle of hock about 150°.
About 8 cm long, moderate1y slanting forward ; no dewc1aws.
GAIT / MOVEMENT:
Lively and balanced.
Lively and balanced.
Dark brown to black, close fitting without folds or loose skin.
2-5 cm long, medium coarse, close fitting and dense; longer on back, neck and tail. Undercoat dense, especially during winter months, but must not be lacking in summer.
The outer coat is one to two inches long, medium coarse, close fitting and dense. The undercoat is dense, especially in winter.
Black with brown to mahogany coloured tan markings on limbs.
Black with tan markings on the legs.
Height at the withers for males is 17.5 to 19.5 inches. For females, it is 15.5 to 17.5 inches. Weight is 33 to 44 pounds.
Height at withers:
Height at withers for dogs 45 to 50 cm.
Height at withers for bitches 40 to 45 cm.
Weight 15 to 20 kg.
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.
- Heavy, clumsy, stocky build.
- Head too heavy.
- Lips overlapping.
- Incomplete bite.
- Over- or undershot mouth.
- light eye, eyelids loose or too tight.
- Leathers too light, pointed.
- Loose skin on neck (throatiness).
- Soft back.
- Flat ribcage (serious fault) .
- Remarkably too long tail, tail carriage above topline even in repose.
- Incorrect position of limbs.
- Soft feet.
- Coat too short, without undercoat; coat too long, wavy.
- Colour other than black, white markings, unclear boundary of tan markings.
Teeth: Missing teeth. Overshot or undershot.
Eyes: Light eyes, loose lids.
Body: Heavy, clumsy or stocky build. Soft back. Flat ribs.
Coat: Coat too short. Lack of undercoat. Coat too long. Wavy coat.
Color: White markings. Unclear boundaries of tan markings.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.