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BASSET HOUND

BASSET HOUND

This breed was originally assessed according to the American standard, but from 28. XI. 1977 r. the English standard entered in the reg. FCI under number 163c,

General impression. The basset is a short-legged dog with a significant, but a well-distributed mass, full of character. Smooth action of the front limbs with large steps and high driving force of the hind limbs ensure harmony of the dog's movements. The ankle and knee joints must not appear stiff during movement. The dog dare not drag its paws.

Head. Arched with a slight frontal edge and a protruding occipital tumor; medium wide at the eye line. Gently tapering towards the muzzle; general impression of the face lean, but not snipe. The bridge of the nose runs almost parallel to the top of the skull and should not be much longer than it. There are folds of skin on the forehead and around the eyes, and at least the scalp should be so loose, so that it appears clearly in folds when it is moved forward and when the head is on. abandoned. The top lips should hang well above the bottom lips. Toothing. Teeth equal, with a scissor bite, but the tick is not defective. Nose Completely black, except for lightly colored dogs, at which, it can be brown or liver colored. Large with open nostrils, may protrude slightly beyond the lips. Eyes. Brown, but may become nutty in light-colored dogs. Not convex or too deeply set. Be calm and serious, the lower eyelids show a red conjunctiva, however, not excessively. The ears. Set low, but not excessively or above the eye line. Very long, reaching at least to the end of the muzzle, narrow along their entire length and curving to the center, very soft, delicate and velvety.

Neck. Muscular and quite long with distinct ones, but not with excessive dewlap (wow).

Torso. Bridge slightly protruding, but the chest not too narrow or too deep, ribs well rounded and well set back. Ridge rather broad, straight, with the withers and hips almost at the same height, although the loins are slightly arched. Back from the withers to the beginning of the rump, not too long.

Front limbs. Shoulders well laid back and not too heavy. Forelegs short, strong and with strong bone, elbows not pointing out or out, nor inward, but tight to the sides. Forearm slightly bent towards the center, but not to that extent, by utrudniało to swobodę ruchu lub wskutek tego kończyny się dotykały w postawie stojącej czy w akcji. Załamanie w nadgarstku jest dużą wadą. Między łokciem a łapą mogą występować fałdy skórne.

Hindquarters. Bardzo muskularne i znacznie odstawione, oglądane z tyłu wywierają wrażenie prawie kolistości. Stawy skokowe możliwie nisko przy ziemi i nieco podstawione pod tułów przy swobodnej postawie. Jeden lub dwa fałdy skórne mogą występować między stawem skokowym a łapą, and even at the joint itself there may be a skin pouch formed of loose skin. Paws. Massive, well arched and strong pads. Front feet pointing straight forward or slightly twisted to the sides. The dog should stand correctly in all positions, and his body weight should be evenly distributed between the fingers and pads. As a result, the footprint is large and should cover the entire substrate.

Tail. Well seated, rather long, thick at the base, tapering towards the end, with a small brush underneath. W ruchu wzniesiony i łagodnie szablasto wygięty nad grzbietem, lecz nigdy zakręcony lub wesoło noszony.

Robe. Smooth, krótka i zwarta, lecz niezbyt delikatna.

Ointment. Z reguły czarna, biała z podpalaniem lub żółta z białym, lecz każda maść psa gończego dopuszczalna.

Increase: 33—38 cm.

Disadvantages. Każde odchylenie od wzorca jest wadą, lecz szczególnie ujemnie na ocenę wpływają następujące:
a) nieprawidłowe kończyny lub łapy,
b) wadliwe uzębienie,
c) lack of harmony of construction,
d) lack of the typical appearance and expression of a basset.