FCI-Standard N° 303   / 05. 03. 1998 / GB





CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :Group     6    Scenthounds and related  breeds.
                                             Section 1.1   Large-sized hounds.
                                             With working trial.

HEAD : Should be fairly long, slightly domed at occiput.

Skull : Broad and full.
Stop : Moderately defined.

Muzzle : Of fair length, straight and square-cut.
Eyes : Large, set well apart, soft and houndlike; expression gentle and pleading.  Colour brown or hazel.
Ears : Set on moderately low, long, reaching when drawn out nearly, if not quite, to the tip of the nose; fine in texture; fairly broad, with almost entire absence of erectile power; setting close to the head with the forward edge slightly inturning to the cheek; round at tip.

NECK : Rising free and light from the shoulders, strong in substance, yet not loaded, of medium length.  The throat clean and free from folds of skin, a slight wrinkle below the angle of the jaw, however, is allowable.

Back : Moderately long, muscular and strong.
Loins : Broad and slightly arched.
Chest : Should be deep for lung space, narrower in proportion to depth than the English Hound, 28 inches girth (71 cm) in a 23-inch (58 cm) hound being good.
Ribs : Well sprung; back ribs should extend well back.
Flank : A three-inch (7,6 cm) flank allowing springiness.

TAIL : Set moderately high; carried gaily, but not turned forward over the back; with slight curve; with very slight brush.


FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs straight, with fair amount of bone.
Shoulders : Sloping, clean, muscular, not heavy or loaded, conveying the idea of freedom of action with activity and strength.
Pasterns : Short and straight.
Forefeet : Foxlike.  Well arched toes, strong nails, pads full and hard.

Hips and thighs : Strong and muscled, giving abundance of propelling power.
Stifles : Strong and well let down.
Hocks : Firm, symmetrical and moderately bent.
Hindfeet : Close and firm.


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HAIR : Close, hard hound coat of medium length.

COLOUR : Any colour.

Dogs should not be under            22 or over   25 inches   (56-63,5 cm).
Bitches should not be under  21 or over 24 inches (53-61 cm), measured across the back at the point of the withers, the hound standing in a natural position with his feet well under him.

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.

  • Skull very flat, narrow across the top; excess of dome.
  • Roman-nosed, or upturned, giving a dish-face expression.
  • Muzzle long and snipey, cut away decidedly below the eyes, or very short.
  • Eyes small, sharp and terrierlike, or prominent and protruding.
  • Ears short, set-on high, or with a tendency to rise above the point of origin.
  • Neck thick, short, cloddy, carried on a line with the top of the shoulders. Throat showing dewlap and folds of skin to a degree termed  throatiness ».
  • Back very long, swayed or roached back.
  • Loins flat, narrow.
  • Chest disproportionately wide or with lack of depth.
  • Ribs flat.
  • Tail long.  Teapot curve or inclining forward from the root.  Rat tail.  Entire absence of brush.
  • Forelegs crooked.
  • Shoulders straight, upright.
  • Out at elbow.
  • Carpus knuckled over forward or bent backward.
  • Cowhocks or straight hocks.
  • Feet long, open or spreading.
  • Lack of muscle and propelling power.
  • Coat short, thin, or of a soft quality.








Scale of points

Skull                               5                   
Muzzle                           5                   
Eyes                              5                   
Ears                               5          20     
Neck                              5                   
Chest and                               
shoulders                       15
Back, loin
and ribs                         15         35
Running gear
Forelegs                       10
Hips, thighs, hind legs    10
Feet                             15          35
Coat and tail
Coat                              5
Tail                                5          10
Total                                        100


Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: United States

The race derives from wonderful segugi the English ones imports to you in America in 1650 and couples you beyond a century after with segugio a French mandate in gift from Lafayette directly to the G president. Washington. The breeds French and English therefore they have put molding on the AMERICAN FOXHOUND.

Even if somiglia a lot to its English cousins, the Americans have rendered it devout light, they have made to still develop it of devout olfatto and the velocit in the race.

its ransom goes from the 56 to the 63 centimeters of Height for the males while in the females, the Height goes from the 53 to the 61 centimeters.

Long, wide and full skull.
The eyes are large, very it distances to you and of beautiful color nocciola and it they confer a sweet and implorante expression.
The orecchie are long wide and adherent to the head.
Ia tail comes glad capacity and with one light curving.
The limbs are very muscolosi, dry and resistant feet.
The cape: the typical hard hair of the segugio, the colorations are admitted all.


In the six hundred it came used for the search of the NATO to you Americans, subsequently become devout the effective and intascabile hunter of selvati to us. the AMERICAN FOXHOUND pu to cover an entire one held of two hundred kilometers from the morning until late evening and returning to content house, allegro and with anchor wants to play and to run.

Bellicose during the hunting, it becomes affectionate and giocherellone during the rest

Resistant dog to the diseases, pu living to the open, but in winter goes to it supplied a heated shelter, especially if it is lived in mountain.

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it.
It goes very rarely brushed with one brush of setole, increasing the frequency above all during the dumb one.