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BAVARIAN MOUNTAIN SCENTHOUND
FCI-Standard N° 217 (22.08.2017/GB) 
 

 

 

   
   
BAYERISCHER GEBIRGSSCHWEISSHUND 
   
ORIGINGermany 
   
 DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD22.08.2017 
   
 UTILIZATION: In accordance with the hunting requirements as a specialist for the search of hoofed game, the Bavarian Mountain Scenthound has to show all the
    of him required abilities to be useful for the more difficult search. 
    This usefulness must be confirmed by the relevant working trials.
   
   
 CLASSIFICATION FCI:  Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds. Section 2 Leash (Scent) hounds. With working trial, which take note of the relevant hunting
    requirements.   
    

    

    

GENERAL APPEARANCE: 
An altogether balanced, light, very mobile and muscular, medium size dog. The body is slightly longer than high, slightly higher at rear, standing on not too long 
legs. Head carried level or slightly upwards, tail level or slanting downwards.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: 
Height at withers should be in the proportion to length of back of 1:1,15; the chest should reach down to the elbow.

BEHAVIOUR-TEMPERAMENT: 
Calm and balanced, devoted to his owner, reserved with strangers. Required is a sound, self assured, unafraid, biddable dog, neither shy nor aggressive.

HEAD: 
Cranial region: 
Skull: Relatively broad, flatly arched. Clear rise to forehead. Superciliary arches well developed; occiput not pronounced. Stop: Well defined. 
Facial region: 
Nose: Of good size, not too broad. Nostrils well opened. Black or dark red
Muzzle: Somewhat off-set from eyes, slightly shorter than skull, sufficiently broad, never pointed. Nasal bridge slightly convex or straight. 
Lips/Flews: Pendulous, medium thickness. Corner of lips clearly visible. 
Jaws/Teeth: Strong jaws with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite in which the upper incisors overlap the lower incisors without any gap and with the teeth set vertical to the jaw. 42 healthy teeth, according to tooth formula. Pincer bite permitted. 
Cheeks: Only moderately pronounced. 
Eyes: Clear, alert expression. Not too large or too round. Dark brown or slightly lighter. Well fitting, pigmented lids.
 
Leathers: Somewhat over medium length but at most reaching to nose. Heavy, set on high and broad, rounded at tips. Hanging close to head without any twist.

     NECK: 
   
Of medium length and strong. Skin somewhat looser on throat.

     BODY: 
   
Upper profile: Slight rise from withers to hindquarters. 
    Withers: Barely defined, flowing transition from neck to back
    Back: Strong and supple
    Croup: Long and fairly level (drooping by 20 – 30º is seen to be ideal).
    Loins: Relatively short, broad, very well muscled
    Chest: Moderately broad, well developed forechest, oval ribcage, deep and long, with ribs reaching far back.
Chest reaching down to elbow joint.
    Lower profile and Belly: Gradually rising towards rear. Belly slightly tucked up.
 

     TAIL: 
   
Medium length, reaching, at most, to hocks. Set on high, carried horizontal or slightly slanting downwards.      

LIMBS: 
Forequartes:
Legs seen from the front, straight and parallel; seen from the side, standing well under the body. Good angulations
Shoulder: Well slanting, laid back shoulder blade. Strongly muscled
Upper arm: Long, with good and lean muscles. Scapulo-humeral angulation 90 - 100º.  
Elbows: Close fitting to body, turning neither in nor out
Forearm: Lean, vertical and straight. Strong bone, very well muscled
Pastern joint: Strong
Pastern: Slanting lightly
Front feet: Spoon shaped with well arched, tight toes as well as sufficiently cushioned, coarse, resistant and well pigmented pads. Feet move parallel; in stance and movement turning neither in nor out. Nails black or horn colour
Hindquartes:
Strong bone. Seen from rear, straight and parallel. Good angulations
Upper thigh: Broad and very muscular
Stifle: Strong 
(stifle angulation 100 - 110º)
Lower thigh: Relatively long, muscular and sinewy
Hock joint: Strong
Rear pastern: Short, standing vertical
Hind feet: Spoon shaped, with well arched, tight toes as well as sufficiently cushioned, coarse resistant and well pigmented pads. Feet move parallel; in stance and movement turning neither in nor out. Nails black or horn colour.

     GAIT - MOVEMENT: 
   
Ground covering, with good reach in front and strong drive from the rear. Fore- and hindlegs straight and parallel; lightly springy gait.
   
Preferred movement when in action: walk and gallop.    

     SKIN: 
   
Strong, tight fitting.

     COAT:
   
Hair: Dense, close fitting, moderately harsh with little gloss. Finer on head and leathers, harsher and longer on belly, legs and tail
   
Colour: Deep red, deer red, reddish brown, tan, also clear fawn to biscuit colour, reddish gray as the winter coat of a deer, also brindled or interspersed with black
   
hairs. The basic colour on the back is generally more intense, muzzle and leathers dark. Tail, mostly, interspersed with dark hair. Small light-coloured patch on
   
chest (“Bracken Star”) permitted.

     SIZE:
   
Height at withers
    - Dogs    47 - 52 cm 
    - Bitches 44 - 48 cm 
    No departure from above permitted in either dogs or bitches
.
   
Weight in relation to height to withers: males ideally 20 – 30 kg, females ideally 17 – 25 kg.   

     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.

     SERIOUS FAULTS:
   
Very loose eyelids.
    Marked hollow or roach back.
    Very in or out at elbow.
    Distinctly overbuilt hindquarters.
    Very flat or barrel shaped chest.
    Hind legs very close, cow-hocked or bow-shaped, in stance or movement.
    Too fine or thin coat.
    Strong deviation in colour, black colour with red markings (Black and Tan).
   
Flesh coloured nose.   

     DISQUALIFYING FAULTS: 
   
Aggresive or overly shy
    Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
   
Not showing clear sexual dimorphism.
    Under and oversized dogs.
    Not recognized coat colour.
    Incorrect bites. Over- or undershot, wry mouth, palisade bite, partial pincer, slanted bites.
 
   
Missing teeth (except P1; M3 must be present). 
   
Ectropion, entropion. 
   
Tail kinked from birth.  

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.

 

BASED ON: FCI-Standard (www.fci.be); TRANSLATION: C. Seidler, amendments Christina Bailey / Official language (DE).  

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