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KOPOV (SLOVAK HEART, Wild boar)

KOPOV (SLOVAK HEART, Wild boar)

Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 244 (1963 r.)

As the older Slovak hunters suppose, Slovak hound (kopov) is a relative or even a descendant of the old Polish hound, What about the rest, it would be perfectly natural. It is also similar to the Austrian "Brandl bracke."” (FCI 63).

General impression. The dog is always single-colored, black and tan, light construction, but with a strong bone. The silhouette is rectangular in shape. A temperamental disposition. Medium length hair, with dense lining. Chase after a fresh lead or paint persistent, hours, loud. Extremely developed sense of orientation. The dog is also sharp and is therefore used in its homeland for wild boars and predators.

Head. The nose is always black, big enough, moderately tapering. Nostrils moderately open. The bridge of the nose is straight, length to fit the head and not too wide. Lips not pendulous (short), adherent, thin, with clear bags at the corners of the lips. Maxilla and mandible regularly developed, strong, with complete dentition. Front edge at an angle of approximately 45 °. Lines of the forehead and bridge of the nose seen from the side - running almost parallel. Darken slightly arched, the shape of an elongated quadrilateral. Clear supraocular arches, the frontal furrow is clear, the back of the head is palpable. The eyes show liveliness and courage. Dark, a little deeper. The eyelids are always black, almond-shaped. Medium length ears, set slightly above the eye line, adherent.

Neck. Well seated, carried at an angle of 135 °, short, muscular, skin tight, no loose folds.

Torso. Chest moderately deep, suitably wide and suitably long. Curved ribs, oblique. Straight back, medium long. Loins quite broad, strongly muscled (not too long). Belly and flanks slightly tucked up. Croup moderately wide, rounded.

Front limbs. The shoulder blade is slightly shorter, well developed and muscular, blade angle approximately 110 °. Vertical forearm; search. Wrist joint short. Pasterns slightly oblique (not too long). Oval feet, toes well arched, nails always black and strong, dark soles, thick.

Hindquarters. Thighs wide enough, suitably long and muscular. Broad thighs, suitably long and well-muscled. Heel in height 15 cm, moderately wide. Hock joint at an angle of approximately 150 °. Metatarsus and walk approx 8 cm in length, directed moderately forward, no dewclaws. Oval feet, toes tight and well arched. Pads (heels) well developed, black.

Tail. Pretty fat, tapering towards the end, extends to the ankle joint. Set low, below the back line. Carried low in relaxation (I will swear), saber-like upward when excited - at an angle of up to 150 °.

Robe. Dark brown to black leather, tight-fitting without loose folds. The coat is 2–5 cm long, medium thick, tight and dense. On the back, the neck and tail are longer. Dense undercoat, especially in winter; However, it should not be missing in summer.

Ointment. Black with brown or mahogany markings on the limbs.

Body dimensions. Height at the withers: shrink 45-50 cm, suki 40— 45 cm. Body weight 15-20 kg.

A perfectly built Slovak Hound should have the following:

body dimensions:
time 16 kg;
height of bitches 43 cm;
the height of the dogs 46 cm;
the length of the entire head 22 cm;
the length of the cerebral part 13 cm;
the width of the cerebral part 10,5 cm;
the length of the bridge of the nose 9 cm;
chest width 16,6 cm;
chest height 22 cm;
chest depth 31,5 cm;
the length of the torso 55 cm;
chest circumference at the last false rib 54 cm;
Mapping individual parts of the limbs:
between the shoulder blade and the 110 ° arm;
between the upper arm and lower arm 140 °;
between hip and thigh 130 °;
130 ° between the thigh and lower leg;
145 ° between the lower leg and the metatarsus;

Chody. Vivid and aligned.

Disadvantages. Growth greater than the pattern predicted. Color other than black, White stains, blurred color demarcation, eye clear. Teeth incomplete, Undershot or overshot mouth. Ears too light, pointed. Pendulous lips. The skin on the neck is loose. A flat chest is a big disadvantage. Heavy construction, groats. Tail excessively long, worn above the backline when relaxed. Heavy head. Soft back. Bad positioning of the limbs, soft paws. Eyes in a loose or too small frame. The robe is too short, without lining; hair too long or too woolly.

The FCI did not register non-member countries; however, Russian hounds deserve a mention, and among them the most typical Russian-Mongolian Kostom hound, a descendant of the Tatar dogs. It is a large and very strong dog. Building, except for saggy ones, anyway small ears, resembles a wolf. Persistent in the chase, with a good sense of smell, great passion for chewing, but also prone to aggression towards people and animals.