Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Coarse-haired Styrian Hound

(Steirische Rauhhaarbracke)

Styrian Coarse Haired Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Austria.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
10.10.1995.

UTILISATION

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FCI
The breed’s work does not only consist in hunting with giving tongue but very often in purely tracking wounded game in difficult mountain territory.

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
C. Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
Carl Peintinger, industrialist in Styria, began breeding in 1870 by crossing the Hanoverian Scent Hound bitch "Hela 1" with a coarse-haired male Istrian Hound, which excelled in hunting qualities and appearance. The best puppies from this litter were reared and selective breeding from them was continued. Their rough coats made the dogs resistant to the inclemencies of the weather.
UKC
The breed is fairly recent, having been created in Austria from a cross between a Hanoverian Scenthound and a coarse haired Istrian Hound. The best puppies from the litter were kept and used for selective breeding to create the Styrian Coarse Haired Hound. The Styrian Coarse Haired Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size, strong muscles. Expression serious but not vicious.
UKC
A medium sized, rough coated hound with a serious expression.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
A passionate, tough hunting dog which unceasingly giving tongue; a firm and determined tracker.
UKC
A passionate, tough hunter and a determined tracker.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly rounded. Occiput well developed.
UKC
The skull is slightly rounded. There is a well developed occiput.

Stop

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FCI
Clear.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.
UKC
The nose is black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Strong and straight.
UKC
The muzzle is strong and straight. The lips are not pendant.

Lips

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FCI
Not pendant.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong scissor bite. A complete set with 42 teeth is sought after; the absence of totally two PM1 or PM2 (premolar 1 or 2) is tolerated; the M3 (molar 3) are not taken into account.
UKC
The Styrian Coarse Haired Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The absence of one or two premolars is not a fault.

Eyes

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FCI
With brown iris.
UKC
The eyes are brown.

Ears

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UKC
The ears are not too large. They are flat lying and covered with fine hair.

Leathers

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FCI
Not too large, lying flat, covered with fine hair.

NECK

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FCI
Strong, not too long .
UKC
The medium length neck is strong.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is deep and broad. The back is straight and broad. The loin is moderately tucked up and the croup is sloping.

Back

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FCI
Straight and broad.

Loin

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FCI
Moderately tucked up.

Croup

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FCI
Falling away obliquely.

Chest

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FCI
Deep and broad.

TAIL

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FCI
Medium length, strong at root, well coated, never curled but carried upwards in slight sickle shape. Brush, with no plume, on underside.
UKC
Medium length, strong at the root, and carried upward in a slight sickle. There is a brush, but not a plume, on the underside.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight in position, muscular with good angulation.
UKC
The shoulders are well laid back.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and muscular.

FEET

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UKC
Not too large, with well arched, close toes and hard pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Not too large. Toes well arched, close together. Pads hard, not too large .

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Muscular, strong, well angulated. Straight position when seen from rear .
UKC
Muscular, strong, and well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight when seen from the rear.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ground covering, elastic.
UKC
Ground covering, and elastic.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Rough coat, not shaggy, without gloss, harsh and coarse. Coat on head is shorter than on body, forms a moustache.
UKC
The coat is rough, harsh and coarse, but not shaggy. The coat on the head is shorter than on the body, but it forms a mustache.

COLOUR

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FCI
Red and fawn. White mark on chest permitted.
UKC
Red or fawn, with white marking on the chest permitted.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

45-53 cm
Dogs 47-53 cm
Bitches 45-51 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers is 18 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.
  • Head too fine.
  • Leathers folded or too pointed.
  • Tail too short, too thin or curled too much upwards, forming a plume.
  • Weak legs.
  • Coat too long, thin, curly or soft.
  • Shy in temperament.
UKC

Ears: Folded ear leathers.
Tail: Tail too short, too thin or too curled. Plume on tail.
Coat: Coat too long, thin, curly or soft.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Under or overshot mouth ; more than two premolars (PM1 or PM2) missing.
  • Any colour other than mentioned in the standard.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot. Missing teeth other than two premolars. Any other color.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot. Missing teeth other than two premolars.
Color: Any other color.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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