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1420706793.jpgThe current standard for the ARBA calls for the Blanc de Hotot to always white, with black bands around the eyes, which by breed registry standards should not be more than 18 to 14 inch (0.32 to 0.64 cm) wide. These bands give the breed “the appearance of fine spectacles around the eye”. The body type is compact, thickset and somewhat rounded. Dewlaps are sometimes present in Does, but are penalized in showing for bucks. The breed has a wide chest, short neck and well muscled fore- and hind-quarters. Originally the black eye bands were not part of the breed standard, which instead described black eyelashes and gray lower eyelids. The fur has a large number of guard hairs, which create a sheen reminiscent of frost. Bucks weigh 8 to 10 pounds (3.6 to 4.5 kg) and Does 9 to 11 pounds (4.1 to 5.0 kg). The Blanc de Hotot is an active and hardy breed.

 

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