Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Westphalian Dachsbracke

(Westfälische Dachsbracke)

Westphalian Dachsbracke


ORIGIN

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FCI
Germany.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Hound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.3Scenthounds, Small-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
C.Seilder.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a small scenthound that originated in Germany. The Westphalian Dachsbracke was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
The Westphalian Dachsbracke is the short-legged variety of the German Hound (Bracke). It corresponds in essential points with the longlegged variety, but gives a compacter, more powerful impression than the former. The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a moderately long, sturdily built, hunting dog, standing 30-38 cm high, with noble head of medium size andwell set on tail which, in quiet movement, is carried upwards in sabre shape or pendant with slight curve at the tip. Facial expression is faithful, friendly, serious and alert.
UKC
The Westphalian Dachsbracke is the short-legged variety of the German Hound. It is moderately long, and sturdily built.

HEAD

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FCI
Seen from the front, the head appears, as with the German Hound, narrow and elongated. The occiput protrudes only slightly.
UKC
The head is long and narrow.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
The skull is only marginally broader than the cheeks.
UKC
The occiput protrudes only slightly. The stop is minimal.

Stop

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FCI
Minimal.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
The leather has a light, almost flesh coloured strip over the center, while the nose wings have more or less dark pigment.
UKC
The nose has fairly dark pigment, but there is a lighter, almost flesh colored strip in the center.

Muzzle

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FCI
Bridge of nose slightly arched.
UKC
The muzzle is long, with a slightly arched bridge. The lips are moderately overlapping.

Lips

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FCI
Moderately overlapping.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Dentition extremely strong and even. Incisors are either level (level bite) or the inside of the upper incisors may rub against the outside of the lower incisors (scissor bite). The canines are specially strongly developed. The fold of the mouth is small.
UKC
The Westphalian Dachsbracke has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a level or scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, clear, with friendly expression.
UKC
The eyes are dark and clear, with a friendly expression.

Ears

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UKC
Medium length, broad and close fitting, with rounded tips.

Leathers

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FCI
Medium length, broad, close fitting, blunty rounded at tips.

NECK

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FCI
Moderately long. Rather thick in relation to the head but getting gradually finer towards head. The skin of the neck is loose but without forming a dewlap.
UKC
Moderately long and fairly thick, with some loose skin but no dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is not as developed as in the Dachshund. It is strongly supported by the forelegs, and should not be let down too much between them. The ribcage is long. The back is slightly arched and has a slight dip behind the shoulders. The loin is broad and strongly developed. The croup is sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Back

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FCI
Slightly arched, medium length, with slight dip behind shoulders.

Loin

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FCI
Broad, strongly developed.

Croup

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FCI
Falls away obliquely.

Chest

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FCI
Narrower than with the Dachshund, strongly supported by the forelegs; should not too much let down between these. Ribcage long.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slight tuck up in belly towards hindquarters.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on relatively high. The set of merges with the spine without forming any sharp angle. Very thick at root. The underside is bristly, the upper side has smooth hair and comes to a bristly tip without any tuft.
UKC
The tail is set on relatively high, and is very thick at the root. It is carried in saber fashion, and has a bristly brush on the underside.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Well developed, clean, heavy boned and sinewy. Front legs seen from front not bowed but straight with feet pointing forward.
UKC
Well developed, heavy boned, clean and sinewy.

Elbow

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FCI
Close fitting.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight, with close fitting elbows.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are sturdy, with tight, short toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Sturdy with tight short toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Straighter than with most other breeds. Hind legs are far more strongly developed in relation to forelegs than with the Dachshound.
UKC
The hindquarters are straighter than in most other breeds.

Thigh

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FCI
They have strong pronounced muscles, and, seen both from side and rear, stand almost straight.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The hind legs are strongly developed, and have pronounced muscles.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
The whole body, including the underside, with a very dense and coarse coat. Short on head, leathers and lower part of legs, longer over back, neck and underside of tail.
UKC
The entire body is covered with a dense, coarse coat. It is short on the head, ears and lower legs, longer on the back, neck and underside of the tail.

COLOUR

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FCI
Red to yellow with black saddle or mantle and the white « Bracken » markings Blaze or snip, white muzzle and white collar, white chest, legs and tip of tail . Undesirable are bicoloured dogs as well as dogs with black markings on head. Chocolate brown is a fault.
UKC
Red to yellow, with a black saddle or mantle, and white markings on the head, neck, chest, legs and tip of tail. Bi-color dogs are undesirable, as are dogs with black markings on the head.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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UKC
Height at the withers is 12 to 15 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.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
Color: Chocolate brown.

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.