The Basset Hound "WonderWall (Part 2)

by Claudia Waller Orlandi, Ph.D.

Test Yourself on the Standard

 

Below we present the 2nd half of "Test Yourself on the Basset Hound Standard."  All breeders should know the Standard by heart.  Using the list below, test your memory by filling in the missing words.  Advanced players should try to complete the standard without looking at the word list.  Eighty or more correct is excellent.  Good luck!  Answers follow. 

14 Elastic In Parallel Shoulders
15 Elbows Knuckled Parallel Shoulders
15 Equally over Pastern Slack
Angulated Evenly Knuckling Pinched Smooth
Bent Extends Level Powerful Smooth
Bowed Firmly Light Powerful Smooth
Coarse Flanged Line Removed Splayed
Continuation Flatsidedness Long Removed Sprung
Coordination Front Long Roach Steep
Cowhocks Full Long Rounded Stiffness
Crouching Gaily Loose Rounded Straight
Curvature Hard Low Sag Straight ahead
Density Heart Lungs Scenting Straight line
Depth Heavy Massive Short True
Disqualification Heavy Out Short Weave
Distribution Heavy Outward Short Weight
Docked Hind Overlap Shoulder blades Well-let-down
Effortless Hound Paddle Shoulder blades Wrinkled
 
The forelegs are (98) _______________, (99) __________, (100) ____________ in bone, with (101) _______________ skin.  (102) _____________________ over of the front legs is a (103)  ______________.  The paw is (104) ___________, very (105) ____________ with tough (106) ______________pads, well (107) ________ and with both feet inclined (108) _________ a trifle.  (109)  __________, balancing the width of the (110) ______________.  Feet down at the (111) _____________ are a serious fault.  The toes are neither (112) ___________ together nor (113) ________, with the (114) ___________ of the forepart of the body borne (115) __________ on each.   The dewclaws may be (116) ______________.   

Body - The rib structure is (117) ___________, (118) ______________, and (119) __________________ well back.  The ribs are well (120) ___________, allowing adequate room for (121) _______________ and (122) _____________.  (123)  _______________ and (124) ______________  ribs are faults.  The topline is (125) _______________, and (126) ________________, and free from any tendency to (127) _____________ or (128) _______________, which are faults. 

Hindquarters - The hindquarters are very (129) ____________and well (130) __________ , and are approximately equal to the (131) ____________________in width.  They must not appear (132) __________________ or (133) _______________ in relation to the over-all (134) ___________ of the body.  The dog stands (135) ___________ on its hind legs showing a (136) (3 hypehenated words) ______________________stifle with no tendency toward a (137) __________________ stance.  Viewed from behind, the hind legs are (138) __________________, with hocks turning neither (139) ________ nor (140)______.  (141)  ____________________ or (142) ____________legs are serious faults.  The hind feet point (143) (2 words) ________________.  (144) __________, poorly (145) __________________ hindquarters are a serious fault.  The dewclaws, if any, may be (146) _______________. 

Tail - The tail is not to be (147) ______________, and is set in a (148) ____________ of the spine with but slight (149)  _____________ with but slight (149) ______________, and carried (150) ________________ in hound fashion.  The hair on the underside of the tail is (151) ________________. 

Size - The height should not exceed (152) inches.  Height over (153) ______ inches at the highest point of the (154 (2 words) ___________    ______________ is a disqualification.

Gait - The Basset Hound moves in a (155) _______________, (156) _______________, and (157) ______________ manner.  Being a (158) _______________ dog with (159) _______________ legs, it holds its nose (160) _________ to the ground.  Its gait is absolutely (161) ____________________ with perfect (162) ___________ between the front and hind legs and it moves in a (163) (2 words) _______________  _____________ with (164) ________ feet following in (165) ______________ with the (166) feet, the hocks well (167) with no (168) __________________ of action.  The front legs do not (169) ______________, or (171) ________________, and the (172) ____________ must lie close to the body.   Going away, the hind legs are (173) ____________. 

Coat -  The coat is (174) _____________, (175) ____________, and (176) __________,  with sufficient (177) ________________ to be of use in all weather.  The skin is (178) _______________ and (179) __________________.  A distinctly (180) _____________ coat is a disqualification. 

Color -  Any recognized (181) _____________ color is acceptable and the (182) ________________ of color and markings is of no importance. 

Disqualifications

Height of more than (183) _________ inches at the highest point of the (184) (2 words)  ___________________    __________________.                                                  (185) (2 words)  __________________   _________________ front legs.                         Distinctly (186) ______________ coat. 

Answers to Part 2

98.  Short 120.  Sprung 143.  Straight Ahead 166.  Front
99.  Powerful 121.  Heart 144.  Steep 167.  Bent
100.  Heavy 122.  Lungs 145.  Angulated 168.  Stiffness
101.  Wrinkled 123.  Flatsidedness 146.  Removed 169.  Paddle
102.  Knuckling 124.  Flanged 147.  Docked 170.  Weave
103.  Disqualification 125.  Straight 148.  Continuation 171.  Overlap
104.  Massive 126.  Level 149.  Curvature 172.  Elbows
105.  Heavy 127.  Sag 150.  Gaily 173.  Parallel
106.  Heavy 128.  Roach 151.  Coarse 174.  Hard
107.  Rounded 129.  Full 152.  14 175.  Smooth
108.  Equally 130.  Rounded 153.  15 176.  Short
109.  Outward 131.  Shoulders 154.  Shoulder blades 177.  Density
110.  Shoulders 132.  Slack 155.  Smooth 178.  Loose
111.  Pastern 133.  Light 156.  Powerful 179.  Elastic
112.  Pinched 134.  Depth 157.  Effortless 180.  Long
113.  Splayed 135.  Firmly 158.  Scenting 181.  Hound
114.  Weight 136.  Well-let-down 159.  Short 182.  Distribution
115.  Evenly 137.  Crouching 160.  Low 183.  15
116.  Removed 138.  Parallel 161.  True 184.  Shoulder blades
117.  Long 139.  In 162.  Coordination 185.  Knuckled over
118.  Smooth 140.  Out 163.  Straight line 186.  Long
119.  Extends 141.  Cowhocks 164.  Hind  
  142.  Bowed 165.  Line  
   

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