The old Danish sample dog

The origin of this breed dates back around the year 1710 when a man named Morten Bak, who lived in the District of Glenstrup near the towns of Randers and Hobro, crossed for 8 generations Gypsy dogs with local farm dogs; in this way he established a purebred dogs sample abigarrados white and Brown called Bakhounds or Old Danish Pointing Dogs. Local farmers called ‘Bloodhounds’ farm dogs, although it seems that these dogs were descendants of the Squire’s hounds, which in turn came mainly from the St. Hubert Hounds (Bloodhounds).

Likewise, it is likely that Gypsy dogs descended mainly from the pointing Spanish dogs and other breeds of dogs hound type as the aforementioned anterioremente, reason why, in many ways, the St. Hubert Hounds have contributed to the breed of the dog shows old Danish.

Danish sample dog

It is a dog of medium size, strong Constitution and rectangular shape. One of the most charming characteristics of the breed is the great difference between the male and the female. While the male is powerful and substantial, the female is characterized by being lightweight, capricious and having more spirit.

The relationship between the height up to the cross and the length of the body is of approximately 8: 9.

It gives the impression of being a calmoso and stable dog showing determination and courage. During the hunt, he progresses relatively slowly, always maintaining contact with the Hunter. For his behavior in the field of hunting, performs its task as a sample without superfluous agitation dog. The breed is suitable for large and small hunting land.

Short and wide, without a pronounced stop. The back of the head is prominent and clearly visible from any angle.

Skull:Sufficiently broad and distinctly rounded.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal: It is not pronounced.

Truffle: Fleshy and well defined; nasal Windows wide open. Color dark liver more clear.
Snout: Wide nasal cane.
Lips: Belfos widely developed from the nose and covering the lower jaw. The belfos contribute to provide to head its characteristic importance.
JAWS / teeth: Powerful JAWS with regular scissor bite. A full set of teeth is desirable.
Cheeks: Well defined and developed, very muscular.
Eyes: Medium-sized, they are not sunk or prominent. The dark brown color is desirable. Whereas the origin of the breed, a slight fall of the lower eyelids is tolerated, but should not be encouraged.
Ears: Insertion relatively it low, wide and slightly rounded at the ends.
Its length is correct if the ear pulled into the nose left discovered a little more than the outer third of the snout. The anterior edge of the ear pleasantly hanging close to the cheek.

Muscular and well hairy. The jowl should be regarded as a hallmark but should not be excessive.

Cross: Well defined. The highest point of the upper line is located on the cross, and then slightly descends towards the rump.
Back: Strong and very muscular.
Lomo:Short, broad and muscular, strongly together.
Grupa: Broad, not too short, slightly bent toward the inclusion of the tail.
Chest: Deeper and broader; It is desirable a good width especially in males. The sternal region reaches to the elbows. Well arched ribs well reaching up the back of the body. The chest is not flattened or abarrilado. A well-developed dedge is highly desirable.

Insertion a little high than too low. Fairly wide at its base, slimming toward the tip. It is of average length and reaches almost to the joints warm-tarsianas. The tail is carried hanging in a natural way. Amputation is not allowed


Seen from the front, they are strong, straight and parallel.
Shoulders: Placed flat and very attached to the chest, covered with strong muscles clearly observed during the movement or rest.
Arm: Good length, very muscular.
Elbows: Closed to the body, but not too attached to it, without deviations outward or inward, placed rather backwards. Good angulation between the arm and the forearm.
Forearm: Straight, with powerful muscles and strong bones.
Carpal joint: Strong.
Metacarpus: I slightly oblique on the forearm.
Previous feet: Strong and firm, well arched with tough pads.

Seen from behind, they are straight and parallel. With good angles and strong bones.
Thigh: Muscular, rather long and wide. Good angulation between the pelvis and thigh.
Knee:Strong, well angled.
Leg: Fairly long, muscular.
Articulation warm-tarsiana: Strong and powerful.
Metatarsus:I slightly oblique on the leg.
Subsequent feet:Strong and firm, well arched, with tough pads.

Steps covering space with good rear drive and corresponding reach on the front. The movement is straight and parallel in the anterior and posterior members. High port head.

Not too thin, it is rather tight in the body and the limbs. On the head and neck skin is loose, forming a double chin and presenting a crease at the corners of the lips.

Short and dense, something hard to the touch. The hair should completely cover the body.

White with Brown markings, some large brands or many small mottled white background. The Brown can vary but is preferred from a brown tone to dark brown.

Height to the cross: Male: 54-60 cm, is preferred over 56 cm,
Female: 50-56 cm, is preferred over 52 cm.

Weight: Adult male: 30-35 kg,
Female: 26-31 kg.

Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the severity of it considers the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
• Incorrect port of the head.
• Nose flesh-colored or de-pigmented spots.
• Too short muzzle.
• Insufficiently developed lips.
• Lack of one or two premolars (PM1).
• Too clear eyes.
• Slightly expired back.
• Too short rump.
• Tail carried up to the top line.
• Mild cow hocks or slightly arching limbs.
• Too little hair.
• Small variations of the size (1-2 cm) above or below the limits given in the standard.

• Too weak bones.
• Pronounced stop.
• Pointed snout.
• Pincer bite.
• Lack of an another tooth as well as the PM1.
• Tent pronounced, slightly built back back.
• Deficiency is obvious in the development of the chest. Not sufficiently defined chest. Too flat ribs or abarriladas.
• Very deviant elbows outward or inward.
• Member in the form of cow or severely arched.
• Sunken metacarpos.
• Flattened feet, separate fingers.
• Weak, timid behaviour.

• Dog aggressive or fearful.
• Serious deviations in the sexual characteristics.
• Teeth: Lack of more than two PM1 and another tooth. The teeth are not visible will be considered as missing unless it can certify its existence in a previous exposure.
• Upper or lower prognathism or any other faulty bite.
• Cleft palate or cleft lip.
• Ectropion, entropion, distiquiasis (double line of tabs).
• Malformation of the chest or rib cage (e.g. sternum too short, causing a sharp rise in the bottom line behind the ribs).
• Deviations from size of more than 2 cm above or below the limits given in the standard.
• Behavior very timid and weak.

Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

Males should be two appear normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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