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09.08.1999/EN
FCI-Standard N 248
PHARAOH HOUND

St. N 248 / 09.08.1999

ORIGIN: Malta
PATRONAGE: Great Britain
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 24.06.1987
UTILIZATION: An alert keen hunter, hunting by scent and sight, using his ears to a marked degree when working close
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 5 Spitz and primitive types
Section 6 Primitive type
Without working trial

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful yet powerful. Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
BEHAVIOUR /TEMPERAMENT: Alert, intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful.

HEAD: Foreface slightly longer than skull. Top of skull parallel with foreface, whole head representing a blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.
CRANIAL REGION:
Skull: Long, lean and well-chiselled
Stop: Only slight
FACIAL REGION:
Nose: Flesh coloured only, blending with coat.
Jaws/Teeth: Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws
Eyes: Amber coloured, blending with coat ; oval, moderately deepset, with keen, intelligent expression
Ears: Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but very mobile; broad at base, fine and large


NECK: Long, lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line

BODY: Lithe with almost straight topline. Length of body from breast to haunch bone slightly longer than height at withers
Croup: Slight slope down from croup to root of tail
Chest: Deep, extending down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung
Belly: Moderate cut up

TAIL: Medium set, fairly thick at base and tapering (whip-like), reaching just below point of hock in repose. Carried high and curved when dog is in action. Tail should not be tucked between legs. A screw tail undesirable

LIMBS
FOREQUARTERS:
General appearance: Forelegs straight and parallel
Shoulder: Strong, long and well laid back
Elbow: Well tucked in
Pastern: Strong
HINDQUARTERS:
General appearance: Strong and muscular. Limbs parallel when viewed from behind
Stifle: Moderate bend of stifle
Second thigh: Well developed

FEET: Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded. Dewclaws may be removed

GAIT/MOVEMENT: Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog should cover ground well without any apparent effort. Legs and feet should move in line with body; any tendency to throw feet sideways, or high stepping hackney action highly undesirable

COAT
HAIR: Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh; no feathering

COLOUR: Tan or rich tan with white markings allowed as follows: White tip on tail strongly desired. White on chest (called the star ). White on toes. Slim white blaze on center line of face permissible. Flecking or white other than above undesirable

HEIGHT:
Dogs: ideally 56 cm (22-25 ins = 56-63,5 cm), bitches : ideally 53 cm (21-24 ins = 53-61 cm)

FAULTS: 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

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS:
Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
Any dog clearly showing physical of behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified

N.B.:
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding

 

 


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