20.08.2013

Basset Hound

Great Britain: FCI-group 6 hounds- and bloodhounds    FCI-standard-no.: 163

 

 

 

 

 

Standard (extracts):

 

Country of origin:

Great Britain.

General  phenotype:

Short-legged dog with considerable substance, balanced, full quality. One certain quantity loose skin is desired.

action, movement:

its  prime importance. Smooth flowing operation movement  with far reaching primacy and energetic thrust.

Body:

Back  between withers and hips not excessive long, ribs good rounded, back straight, breast neither small still disproportional deep.

Eyes:

Diamond-shaped-eye, dark-until means brown, quiet and grave physiognomy. The red of the third eyelid  is visible, however not clearly excessive.

Hair coat:

Smooth, short and stuffy.

Colour:

Usually black-white-red (tricolour) or lemon-white (bicolour), each other  hound-colour but is permissible.

Character:

calm, never aggressive or fearful, affectionate.