UTILISATION: Scent Hound
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Group 6 (Scent hounds and related breeds)
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The history of this breed can be traced back to Western Han Dynasty (BC 202- AD 8). Archaeologists found a huge Western Han Dynasty’s graveyard in Chongqing on 20th April, 2000. A large number of dog pottery statues of their kind were found. Some of them served the purpose of being protector Gods to accompany the tomb of the noble family in spirit. This ancient breed was also used for hunting in the mountain area of East Sichuan. They are intelligent, fearless, agile species with outstanding senses of smell. Chuandong Hound are medium-sized dogs and are covered with short harsh coat, which enhances their flexibility to go through the bush while hunting.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Medium-sized dog, fearless. Muscles are well developed, and its anatomical structure is suitable for activities.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: The dog is rectangular in outline and slightly longer than the tall. The length of skull is equivalent to the length of the muzzle, divided by stop, as equally as possible. Height to elbow about half height at withers.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT: Fearless, tough and active with excellent jumping ability.
HEAD: Fair length, powerful without being coarse and well developed cheek, finer in the bitch.
Skull: The skull is flat between ears
Forehead: Slightly loose and fine wrinkles without excess on the skull.
Stop: Clearly defined but moderate.
Nose: Black nose and large nostrils, under no circumstances liver colour, red or brown.
Muzzle: Broad from root to tip of the nose, not snipy. It could have a black masked at their puppyhood and the colour will fade out when they getting older.
Lips: Tight with good pigmentation.
Mouth: Tongue, gums, flews and roof of mouth, bluish black is preferred. Pink spotted tongue permissible. Solid pink tongue highly undesirable.
Jaws/Teeth: Jaw strong with perfect scissor bite and set square to the jaws.
Eyes: Dark brown or hazel, fairly large, almond shaped. Eye rims must be dark.
Ears: Set on sides of the skull. Medium sized, triangular, inclining forward and firmly pricked. Not cropped.
NECK: Medium length, strong, set well on the shoulder.
Top line: Level topline.
Loin: Strong, broad, slightly roach.
Chest: Deep reaching the elbows. Depth of chest is half the height at withers. Well developed forechest. Ribs well sprung but not barrel shaped.
Underline and belly: Without excessive tuck-up.
Croup: Moderately sloping.
TAIL: Tail set high and rise in action, moderately long, round at base and tapering to a fine point. Stay straight stiffen and carried high.
~Shoulder: Well laid back, not loaded.
~Elbow: Firm, turning neither in nor out.
~Forearm: Forelegs straight and upright well under the hound, good substance and round in bone, not tapering off to feet.
~Pastern: Short and slightly slopping.
~Forefeet: Tight and firm. Well knuckled up and strongly padded. Not hare-footed. Nails short.
~Thigh: Well built thigh with strong muscle.
~Stifle: Well bent.
~Hock joint: Firm, well let down and parallel to each other.
~Hind feet: Tight and firm. Well knuckled up and strongly padded. Not hare-footed. Nail short.
GAIT/MOVEMENT: Back level and firm. Stride free, long reaching in front and straight without high action, hind legs showing drive. Should not move close behind nor paddle nor plait in front.
Hair: Short and very harsh without any undercoat.
Colour: Red ( The variation from dark to light )
SIZE: Ideal height at withers Dogs 45-50cm；Bitch 40-45cm
尺寸：理想肩高 公犬 45-50厘米；母犬 40-45厘米
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded as exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health, welfare of the dog and its ability to perform its traditional work.
~ Aggressive or overly shy.
~ Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
~ Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into scrotum.
~ Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.