Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Slovakian Hound

(Slovenský Kopov)

Slovakian Hound

(Black Forest Hound)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Slovakia.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
16.04.1963.

UTILISATION

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FCI
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.

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. C.Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
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.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Always solid black with tan markings. Lightish body build, yet solid bone structure. Longish rectangle.
UKC
A solid, yet lightly build, rectangular hound that is always solid black with tan markings.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Spirited temperament. Extraordinarily developed sense of direction.
UKC
The breed is spirited, and it has an extraordinarily well developed sense of direction.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
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.
UKC
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.

Stop

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FCI
Forms an angle of about 45°.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Always black in colour, relatively large, moderately tapering; nostrils moderately open.
UKC
The black nose is relatively large.

Muzzle

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FCI
Bridge of nose straight, in keeping with the skull long and not too broad.
UKC
The muzzle is long and not too broad. The nasal bridge is straight, and lies in a plane that is parallel to the skull.

Lips

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FCI
Not overlapping, close fittfng with noticeable opened corner of mouth.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws of regular shape, firm, with well developed complete bite.
UKC
The Black Forest Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, set in somewhat deep. Show liveliness and courage. Eyelids always black; almond shaped.
UKC
The deeply set eyes are almond shaped and dark, with a lively, courageous expression.

Ears

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UKC
The ears are set above the line of the eye. They are medium length, have rounded tips and are carried flat against the cheeks.

Leathers

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FCI
Set on somewhat above the line of the eyes, carried flat along the head, with rounded tip and of medium length.

NECK

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FCI
Well set, carried at an angle of 135°, rather short, muscular and without loose skin.
UKC
Rather short and clean.

BODY

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UKC
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.

Back

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FCI
Straight, medium long.

Loin

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FCI
Not too long, suitably broad, firm and muscular.

Croup

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FCI
Not too long, medium breadth, rounded.

Chest

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FCI
Forechest broad and well developed. Medium depth, suitably broad and appropriately long. Ribs arched, set slanting.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Moderately tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
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.
UKC
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.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are rather short. They meet at an angle of 110 degrees.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder-blade and upperarm: Rather short, well developed, muscular. Angle at shoulder joint about 110°.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and dry. The pasterns are short and sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
In vertical position, dry.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Short.
Pastern: Not too long. Somewhat sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Oval, with well arched toes and strong pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval; well arched toes; nails always black and strong. Pads dark and well developed.

Hind feet

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FCI
Oval; toes tight and well arched; pads well developed and black.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The angulation of the pelvis and femur is 130 degrees.

Thigh

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FCI
Sufficiently broad; fittingly long, muscu1ar.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
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.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Broad, appropriate in 1ength, well muscled.

Hock joint

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FCI
Set on in a height of about 15 cm, moderately broad. Angle of hock about 150°.

Hock

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FCI
About 8 cm long, moderate1y slanting forward ; no dewc1aws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Lively and balanced.
UKC
Lively and balanced.

SKIN

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FCI
Dark brown to black, close fitting without folds or loose skin.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
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.
UKC
The outer coat is one to two inches long, medium coarse, close fitting and dense. The undercoat is dense, especially in winter.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black with brown to mahogany coloured tan markings on limbs.
UKC
Black with tan markings on the legs.

SIZE

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UKC
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

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FCI

Height at withers for dogs 45 to 50 cm.
Height at withers for bitches 40 to 45 cm.

Weight

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FCI
Weight 15 to 20 kg.

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.
  • 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.
  • Oversize.
UKC

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.
Size: Oversize.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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