Bou CA
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Ca de Bou
The Bou CA is a gentle dog, extremely affectionate with their owners, faithful to his master
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The Bou CA or dog Dogo Mallorquin, It is a breed of dog native of Mallorca.

According to historians of the race, in very ancient times, dogs often accompanied their masters in commercial and cultural exchanges, by sea between the different peoples of Mediterranean waters.

The role of the dogs, years. At that time, It was the defense against possible attacks of pirates and Buccaneers more than once suffered by merchants in the coastal ports. Then, the dog that was used for such tasks of guard was the so-called Doge of the Iberian Peninsula.

In the 18th century, as one of the consequences of the Treaty of Utrecht, Minorca became a British colony.

Y, as always happens in this changes at borders..., the canine world also had its part. It was then that the British began to cross their dogs guard and fight with the Doge of the Iberian Peninsula.

This cross, Some historians claim, was born the Bou CA, more later settled and developed as a breed of dog in the nearby Majorca.

In the Spanish book of origins of the year 1923, longer the Ca de Bou as a breed of dog. In 1928 Enroll to the first copy and the year 1929 the Ca de Bou was winner at the Barcelona dog show exhibition.

Physical characteristics

He has a bulky head, solid and the skull is wide. The eyes are oval and somewhat oblique; in the color, the more dark best. The ears are short and played backwards. The body is a massif with included belly. The forelimbs are strong and the tail reaches to the Hock. The coat is short and rough.

The favorite colors in your order are: the striped, the Fawn and black. In the striped prefer the dark tones in the leonados the intense nuances. The white spots are admitted in the previous members, chest and tolerated up to a maximum of 30 % the surface of the body. The black mask is also supported.

The Bou Ca or Dogo Mallorquin, It is a dog reserved and suspicious with strangers. It has an extraordinary adaptation, but it is not a dog to place in any hand. Their education and socialization should be initiated as soon as possible because the breed is naturally dominant.

The care of the fur is a simple weekly brushing and a regular cleaning of the ears and eyes. It is a rustic dog is well adapted to changes in temperature and supports well the inclement weather.

Standard FCI

HEAD: Strong, solid.


  • Skull: Large, width, tending towards the square, greater perimeter than the height at the withers, essentially in males. Wide front and flat, with well-marked front Groove; front, the shape of the skull does not let see the occipital. The top line of the skull and the supranasal are nearly parallel, with slight convergence.
  • Depression links (Stop): Profile, well marked and outstanding. Front, only perceptible by the superciliary arches that delimit a clear frontal furrow.

FACIAL REGION: Very prominent and strong jaw muscles, developed up to the average level of eyes, and although it has some wrinkles on the sides of the masseter, It can be said that, in general, of the head do not skin wrinkles.

  • Truffle: Black and wide. Between the Windows you have well defined filter.
  • Snout: Born from the inner corner of the eyes, wide, tapered, Recalling a truncated cone of base profile broadband; with straight and slightly ascending supranasal line. The length of the muzzle must be in relationship 1/3 with respect to the head.
  • Lips: Upper lips are superimposed on the lower half of the snout, where it appears the labial commissure. The top is rather picked, While the lower retracting at its Center, and no they highlight is the lips when the mouth is closed. Oral cavity with marked grooves and edges of gum black, the rest of your mouth Red.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Powerful JAWS with well aligned incisors, Canine something separate, White complete teeth and strong with bite prognata; without being excessive this lower prognathism, You must be an inch maximum. They shall never see teeth with mouth closed.
  • Eyes: Large, oval, with opening wide, steep and somewhat oblique, color as dark as possible relative to the layer, without let see the conjunctiva; seen from the front can't see white ; low and wide spaced located among themselves.
  • Ears: High and lateral deployment, rather small and pitches back and curved, showing the ear ; the guy named rosa. At rest the end of the ear lies at a level below the eye.

NECK: Strong, thickness and provided, at his birth he has a similar to the diameter of the head width ; well linked with the cross. Something loose skin, being a thin dewlap permitted.


  • Kidneys and flanks: Short, relatively narrow and forming an arch pronounced to the rump.
  • Rump: Approximately 1 to 2 cm taller than the cross, inclined at about 30 ° from the horizontal, somewhat narrower than the thorax.
  • Chest: Something cylindrical rib, deep up to the height of the elbows, width to the height of the cross, due to the separation of the shoulder blades.
  • Lower profile: Parallel to the ground chest, Belly gently up and collected, never agalgado.

TAIL: Implemented low, thick at its root thins until its end that reaches the Hock, and finished in tip; during rest falls naturally, While he bows slightly in action and are available at the level of the dorsal line.



  • Shoulder: Moderately short, some prominent and slightly oblique.
  • Arms: Straight, Plumb and separated.
  • Elbows: Separated due to the breadth of chest, but never open.
  • Forearms: Well muscled, straight and thick bones.
  • Previous feet: Strong, with fat fingers, slightly round and well United; lightly pigmented pads.

LATER MEMBERS: Muscled, longer than the previous ones.

  • Thighs: Long ; natural joints.
  • Hocks: Short, straight and strong. Undesirable Spurs.
  • Back feet: Strong, with fat fingers longer than the previous toes, presenting its oval shaped joint; preferably pigmented pads.

MOVEMENT: The typical journey of the breed is the trot.

SKIN: Rather thick, firmly attached to the body, except in the neck, It can form slight double chin.


  • HAIR: Short and rough to the touch.
  • COLOR: Striped, black & Fawn, desirable in this order. For the atigrados dark tones are preferable; in the intense colors Griffon.
  • White spots on feet above are supported, chest and muzzle, up to a maximum total of a 30%. Also supports the black mask.


Height to the cross:

  • Males of 55 to 58 cm.
  • Females of 52 to 55 cm..


  • In males ranges from the 35 to 38 kg
  • In females ranges from the 30 to 34 kg.

FAULTS : Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Individuals whose height at the withers is higher than the rump.
  • Lower prognathism exceeding a centimeter.
  • Scissor bite, or clip.
  • Lack of two premolars.
  • Individuals who do not have ears in pink, This is glued together and flat ears to the face ; and with ears erect on its base, still being in pink in its final third.
  • Queue type bulldog.
  • Any other fault that its gravity apart from the standard.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Upper prognathism.
  • Eyes clear and yellow.
  • Amputated ears or tail.
  • White color more of 30% in parts of the body that are not above feet, chest and muzzle.
  • Any other colouring stains.


  • Weight 36 kg
  • Height at Croup 58 cm.
  • Height in cross 56 cm.
  • Chest perimeter 78 cm.
  • Head circumference 59,5 cm.
  • Distance occipital to the birth of the tail 73 cm.
  • Distance of the occipital to snout 22 cm.
  • Distance from the muzzle to the frontal trough 8 cm.

Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

Character and skills

It is a gentle dog, extremely loving with their owners, faithful to his master, are you educated firm and sweetly at the same time. It is a race obedient and insobornable, excellent guards of property and persons. Little barking and balanced. With much security in itself, shown deterrent with the intruders but is not aggressive.

It can be dominant towards their fellow human beings of the same sex. The female has a tendency to be more manageable than the male. Life in apartment, is only recommended, If daily it takes long walks and exercising.

Images Ca de Bou
  • Otros nombres: Presa mallorquín / Dogo mallorquín / Mallorquin Mastiff / Mallorquin Bulldog / Majorca Mastiff / Majorcan Bulldog / Majorca-dogge.
  • Group 2 / Section 2 – Molosoides and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Bou CA

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