Kennel Club Breed Standard
 
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HEAD
Fair length, powerful without being course, finer in the bitch, free from frown or wrinkle
SKULL
Slightly domed, moderately wide, with slight peak.  Stop well defined and dividing length, between occiput and tip of nose, as equally as possible
EARS
Long, with rounded tip, reaching nearly to end of nose when drawn out.  Set on low, fine in texture and hanging gracefully close to cheeks
BODY
Topline straight and level.  Chest let down to below elbow.  Ribs well sprung and extending well back.  Short in the couplings but well balanced.  Loins powerful and supple, without extensive tuck-up
EYES
Dark brown or hazel, fairly large, not deep set or prominent, set sell apart with mild, appealing expression
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TAIL
Sturdy, moderately long.  Set on high, carried gaily but not curled over back or inclined forward from root.  Well covered with hair, especially on underside
MUZZLE
Not snipy, lips reasonable well flewed
HINDQUARTERS
Muscular thighs.  Stifles well bent.  Hocks firm, well let down and parallel to each other
NOSE
Broad, preferably black, but less pigmentation permissable in lighter coloured hounds.  Nostrils wide
COLOUR
Any recognised hound colour other than liver.  Tip of stern white
MOUTH
The jaws should be strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws
SIZE
Desirable minimum height at withers: 33 cms (13 ins).  Desirable maximum height at withers: 40 cms (16 ins)
COAT
Short, dense and weatherproof
NECK
Sufficiently long to enable hound to come down easily to scent, slightly arched and showing little dewlap
FOREQUARTERS
Shoulders well laid back, not loaded.  Forelegs straight and upright well under the hound, good substance, and round in bone, not tapering off to feet.  Pasterns short.  Elbows firm, turning neither in nor out.  Height to elbow about half height at withers
FEET
Tight and firm.  Well knuckled up and strongly padded.  Not hare-footed.  Nails short
NOTE
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum
 

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