Cimarrón uruguayo
Uruguay FCI 353


The breed of dog called dog Cimarron, Cimarron Creole is the only race entirely developed in Uruguayan territory.



The Cimarrón uruguayo Bulldog is a dog type molosoide, medium-sized, Compact and strong, the fur can be striped or also bayo (cream-coloured) and snout black. His temperament is docile, cunning and guardian, ideal for guard, company or hunting. It is recognized as a race in Uruguay from 1989 and internationally by the Federation Cynologique Internationale – FCI, from the 21 in February of 2006.

Etymologically Cimarron is a term applied in America (originally on the island of Hispaniola) everything having been domestic or civilized he returned to the wild or wild state, by referring in this case to their refuge in the heights (Indeed in the mountains and valleys hidden) Sierras, with making sheep would be “who lives in the tops or hidden in them”.

The original copies of the feral dog descended from dogs brought by the Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors.
The natural crosses that were taking place in the wild is that it evolved in the course of two centuries a native variety perfectly adapted to the environment of the Uruguayan Plains.

«Tell his master that when me missing men to fight his minions», «them I have to fight with runaway dogs»: José Gervasio Artigas to the Gral. Carlos Federico Lecor.

The breed of dog called dog Cimarron, Cimarron Creole is the only race entirely developed in Uruguayan territory.

Non-domestic dogs in the world, original species or breeds produced by the asilvestramiento of domestic races returned to the natural environment and managed to readjust to the same show a completely different to this physical development, so it is highly arguable that this breed produced in the Uruguay as a supposed model maroons dogs mentioned in ancient chronicles and documents reflect the natural demeanor of those. All wild dogs of the world, by what is known as “convergence” evolutionary level they have long legs, erect ears, slender body, exceptions that occur in extreme climates (enormous ears of certain dogs of African deserts or small ears of Arctic foxes).

There are detailed Chronicles of attacks by packs of these dogs to caravans and people, that led to the authorities of the time (end of the 18th century) they already have and encourage major massacres, reaching count by tens of thousands dead dogs.

Each dead animal was paid by the authorities of the time, requiring proof of death presented the jaw or the pair of ears of the animal. This practice it would lead to characteristic cutting ear performed many newborn calves, in the form of “ear of puma”.

Despite these massacres, «…a good number of mothers with his offspring won the mountains of the Olimar and especially in the sierra de Otazo and long hills», in what is now known as departments of Cerro Largo and Treinta y Tres, where many ranchers and landowners in this place, they took advantage of the virtues of this breed for working with cattle and defense of his property, beginning to raise it, preserving the mixing.

Modern traces of the race start to become more public in the early of 1980, When numerous breeders of Montevideo, attracted by the notable features some exemplary, they begin to develop their parenting and standardization.

It is in 1989 When this work begins to pay its fruits, to being the Cimarrón Uruguayo officially recognized by the Association of the Rural Uruguay (A.R.U.) and the Kennel Club Uruguayo (K.C.U.), 20 years after the first exposure of a specimen of the breed in the K.C.U.
It thus creates the Association of breeders of Maroons Uruguayans and next to the K.C.U. It prepares the official roll of the race, selecting the dogs the same base and registering their offspring, being tattooed with this registration number first.

Today the attributes of character of this race called Cimarron They make it increasingly popular in Uruguay and region, to be used as a companion dog, Guard and hunting, in particular that of the boar.

Physical characteristics

The Cimarron Bulldog is a dog of medium size type, balanced, strong, Compact, with good osatura, muscular, shrewd and great courage. The size and weight of the males is of 58 a 61 cm. of height and 38 a 45 weight kg. And 55 a 58 cm. of height and 33 a 40 weight kg, in females.

Character and skills

It is excellent to work with cattle dog, hunting and guard. Predominant livestock activity of these lands and the consequent abundance of food without great competition with other natural predators, the Cimarron was reproduced in large numbers making it – According to historical documents – in a real pest and scourge for the inhabitants of the campaign and the livestock.

This race since its standardization has attracted a growing interest both within the Uruguay border, having copies of this dog in America, from United States to Argentina, with the latter several breeders of Cimarrón Uruguayo.
One of the steps made in the genetic improvement of so-called race Cimarrón Uruguayo is the signing of an agreement between the University of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, through its Faculty of veterinary medicine with the Maroons breeders society for the study of the zootechnical status and consanguinity of the exemplary enrolled in their rolls.

This long process of standardization was crowned the 21 in February of 2006 When the International Bureau of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) gives international recognition to the Uruguayan Cimarron.

The breed standard states that the dog must have great courage. Like all large dogs, Cimarron Uruguayo should be well socialized when very young if you want to be kept as a companion. It is a very friendly dog ​​with children and other animals.

Cimarron Uruguayo is sometimes used for surveillance, hunting and all dog sports in his native Uruguay. Being a very intelligent dog has been used for all kinds of jobs, as rescue or grazing.

A dog is fairly quiet and stable, rarely bark unless the threat is real.

The primitive Cimarrón dog, by its roots in the Uruguayan territory, It has been a symbol of the independence struggle from the same beginning of the national identity of this town, faithfully reflected in the letter sent by General José Gervasio Artigas in response to General Carlos Federico Lecor, Count of la Laguna and Governor of the Provincia Cisplatina (current Uruguay) in which Artigas expressed that if it was left without soldiers to fight, It would be with dogs Maroons.

Is this tradition that this breed is now symbol and mascot of the national Uruguay army, having a preferential place in the annual military parades of the 18 July. On this occasion, a soldier of the battalion of Blandengues (the company at the time knew how to lead the same Artigas) He rides leading the parade carried a Moorish Steed without along rider which is a sheep dog by the flange.

Images Cimarrón Uruguayo


1. Cimarron Uruguayo – Kennel La Bonfire by Leonardo Fonseca Botião / CC BY-SA
2. Cimarron Uruguayo by brindle / CC BY-SA
3. The Finnish Winner Show, Helsinki, 2015. By Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
4. Nbistolfi / CC BY-SA

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Dogs type pinschers, Schnauzers, molosoides, Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs. Section 2.1 –> Molossoid breeds, doge type. Without working trial.
  • FCI 353
  • Federations: FCI , UKC
  • FCI standard of the race Cimarrón Uruguayo

Alternative names:

    1. Cimarron, Uruguayan Cimarron, Cimarron Creole, Maroon Dog, Cerro Largo Dog, Perro Cimarron, Cimarron Dog (English).
    2. Cimarrón uruguayo (French).
    3. Cimarrón Uruguayo (German).
    4. Cimarron uruguaio (Portuguese).
    5. Perro Gaucho, Perro criollo, Cimarrón (Spanish).

Cairn Terrier
Gran Bretaña FCI 4 . Small sized Terrier

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier It was originally bred as a hunting dog, to kill rats, Badgers, foxes



The Cairn Terrier It is one of the oldest breeds of Terrier, originating in Scotland and recognized as one of the first Scottish working dogs. It was created for hunting and the prey's burrow. The Cairn Terrier are buzzards. In Scotland they hunted rats and other rodents.

In our country house, will do the job of a cat, often hunting mice, rabbits and squirrels.

Cairn Terrier belongs to the family of the Scottish Terrier. They are five:

The characteristics of the current breed are carefully modeled on his ancestor, the Terrier of the Isle of Skye 17th century. It is believed that this dog was the basis for developing races such as the lion and the Scottish.

The history of the Cairn Terrier is reinforced by the fact that the modern Cairn is an attempt to preserve the typical form of the Terrier of the old days, a dog of work of the Isle of Skye. Known in his native Scotland for more than 500 years, It is believed that it is the oldest of the Terrier.
Cairn Terrier was originally bred as a hunting dog, to kill rats, Badgers, foxes, weasels, and other small insects. He is a native of the Isle of Skye, but to avoid confusion with the current Skye Terrier, He was appointed Cairn Terrier, in honor of rock piles and where used to search for their prey in their Scottish lands.

Did You Know?

Is the most famous of all Cairn? That would be Toto in “The Wizard of Oz”.

Physical characteristics

These dogs of short legs have a countenance of stooped appearance. Its thick cloak of hair is usually greyish in colour, light brown or sand, Although they are allowed all colors other than white.

A notable feature of Cairns Terrier is the change in color of the fur throughout his life. Is not uncommon to its striped pass to be increasingly more grey or silver, as you age. The fur has two layers, a soft, dense stuck to the skin, and other hard and rough, external. It is the smallest of the Terrier (the largest is the Scottish), its weight is of 6 a 7,5 kg. And its appeal is in 28 a 31 cm..

Many times, is defined to the Cairn Terrier as a “big dog trapped in the body of a small dog”, is an ex-officio adventurer, Intelligent, strong, loyal and hard, It is not at all a delicate and lap dog.

Character and skills

Are commonly active, resistant, they are always on alert and cheerful, they are prized as pets because they are relatively easy to train and adapt well to small houses or apartments that do not require more than one vigorous hike per day.

As most of the Terrier, they love to dig looking for real or imagined prey. Therefore, If you want to keep your lawn in conditions, It is not advisable to leave it many hours only.

Usually, they mix well with other dogs, But if there is possibility of confrontation they will defend their territory, they can't go back and face whatever lack. With the family they are very protectors and they usually get along with children, Although they do not hold any gross game, as pulling of ears, Rabo…

Walking is an excellent exercise for Cairns and their owners. It is advisable to give long daily walks.

The life expectancy of these dogs is of 12-14 years, they tend to have the fairly delicate skin (and as they grow older, even more).

Ratings of the Cairn Terrier

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Cairn Terrier” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 3 –> Terriers / Section 2 –> Small sized Terriers. . Without working trial
  • FCI 4
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI Estádar the Cairn Terrier breed

Alternative names:

    1. Cairn Terrier (English).
    2. Cairn Terrier (French).
    3. Cairn Terrier (German).
    4. Cairn Terrier (Portuguese).
    5. Cairn (Spanish).

Majorca Mastiff
España FCI 249 - Molosoids - Mastiff

Ca de Bou

The Majorca Mastiff is a gentle dog, extremely affectionate with their owners, faithful to his master



The Majorca Mastiff or Silverback, 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 Majorca Mastiff, 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.

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.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid - Dogs Swiss Mountain and Cattle. / Section 2.1 –> Molossoid breeds, Mastiff Type. Without working trial.
  • FCI 249
  • Federations: FCI , UKC
  • FCI standard Majorca Mastiff breed

Alternative names:

    1. Mallorquin Mastiff, Mallorquin Bulldog, Silverback (English).
    2. Dogue de Majorque (French).
    3. Ca de Bou (German).
    4. Ca de bou, Dogo maiorquino (Portuguese).
    5. Dogo mallorquín, perro de presa mallorquín, Presa mallorquín (Spanish).

Ibizan Hound
España FCI 89 - Ibizan Hound

Ca Eivissenc

The Ibizan Hound is quite reserved, It only gives their confidence to its owner.

The Ibizan Hound the Podenco-Ibicenco, It is a breed canine Spanish Ibiza (Spain). It gets its name from the island Ibiza, belonging to the Group of islands in the Balearic Islands, bathed by the Mediterranean.

It is a kind of primitive and rustic dog, considered one of the oldest breeds that exist and can be seen the tombs of the Pharaohs and museums whose first signs can be traced back to the 3.400 BC

Read all about the race by clicking on: Ibizan Hound.

  • Otros nombres: Ca Eivissenc / Ibiza-Podenco / Ibizan Warren Hound.
  • Group 5 / section 7 -Primitive type of hunting.

Dogs breeds: Ibizan Hound

Majorca Shepherd Dog
España FCI 321 - Ca de bestiar

Ca de Bestiar

The Majorca Shepherd Dog Majorcan Shepherd Dog, It is a breed of dog originating in Mallorca.



Also known as Shepherd, it is believed that this breed has existed since ancient times. Through the years, this dog would have grown up with a variety of local Mallorcan dogs, as well as other European Shepherd dogs, and it was not until 1970 which he puts any restrictions on their upbringing. In fact, its breed standard was written as recently as 1980. It was in 2006 the UKC He recognized the race within its group of herding dogs.

Appreciated through the centuries by the Spaniards for their ability to be a versatile farm dog, sheepdog Mallorca was used both to herd cattle to monitor the property and animals. It has also been reported that Majorca Shepherd Dog was widely used in dogfighting, a practice that is now illegal. Although still it used on farms today, and also often it kept as a pet, this rare breed once seen internationally and is considered a rare breed.

Physical characteristics

The Majorca Shepherd Dog is a large size dog, average weight, well proportioned, rustic, strong and large muscles, flexible and robust.

There are two varieties: long hair and most widespread short-haired. The head is well modeled, large and provided with the body, but not so much as to look like a molosser. Craniofacial shafts are slightly convergent; the relationship between the skull and the muzzle is of 1:1.

The color eyes goes from amber to dark brown, and his expression is intelligent and enigmatic.

The ears, small in relation to the head, they are triangular, inserted at the top and are normally bent, fall tips.

The tail Start horizontally, is horizontal section, It has thick base and it tapers towards the tip.

Hair: the short hair variety has quite thin Undercoat. In the variety of long hair, hair coverage can reach a length of 7 cm and it is slightly wavy. In both varieties should be soft and fine.

Color: the only supported is black, optionally with white spots on chest and feet.

Size: males, of 66 a 73 cm.; females, of 62 a 68 cm.. The weight is usually of 40 kg approximately.

FCI Bestiar AC


Sub-convex profile dog, large without being exaggerated and medium-weight size. It is totally black or black with white spot on chest, well proportioned, rustic, strong, muscular, robust and agile. There are two varieties of hair:

  • Short hair, the most common variety.
  • Long hair.


Dog subhipermetrico, mediolineo and sub-convex.

  • The female accepts a longitudinal diameter of up to a 3% greater than the height of the cross.
  • Length of the muzzle is equal to the length of the skull.
  • The length of the head must be equal to the length of the neck.
  • In the adult male the thoracic perimeter, taken together the cross behind the elbows, It is about a cms rather than its height at the withers.


Dog of great nobility, only an owner that accepts loads of strangers with difficulty.
Intelligent, docile, loving, shy on end and reserved in his youth ; his sentimentality comes to unsuspected. Faithful to his master until death. If we explore in his eyes it will give us the feeling thinks. It is courageous and quarrelsome.

HEAD: Slightly triangular profile; view dorsally is wider at the top than at the bottom; solid, but not heavy; large enough to accommodate a good intelligence; well molded and proportionate to the body; It must be rather large, but never a trotting type. The supranasal line is parallel to the cranial. Slightly divergent skull-facial axes.


Skull: Sub-convex profile. The width of the head, taken between the storms, It should be slightly higher ( approximately in
1,2 %) to the existing length between the supraorbital and the occipital Crest. Can see a slight furrow in the first third of the line media front. Marked occipital Crest.
Depression links (Stop): Marked, but never sudden, in mild decline.


  • Truffle: Wet, fresh, black, large, with broad nostrils; No split. It despuntuará significantly if you have stains of barks or lighter.
  • Snout: Width, rather strong ; It should not be in tip, But yes should accentuate your height and width as it nears the orbits. In the variety "AC cabrer ' (Long-haired) more pointed. The dorsal profile of the nasal helm is sub-convex. The profile of the branches of the lower jaw is straight. Black color palate.
  • Lips: Black ; the high not seen to the bottom while your mouth closed ; the labial commissure is little noticeable and they go unnoticed because they are well proportioned to the head.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Very white teeth, well developed and well placed, closed scissors, making the upper incisors ends real prey with the canine lower. The molars developed.
  • Eyes: Rather small, slightly almond ; are not prominent nor sunken in orbits ; not very separated from the other, centered, slightly oblique, lively. Color between the Rosemary honey (something clear) and of the honey, carob (Dark). Enigmatic expression, with look smart and sad at the same time, where denotes even distrust. The eyelids are thin, black and oblique, close to the eye.
  • Ears: Broken, small dimensions in relation to the head, triangular, reaching the tear in the eye of its corresponding side tip, or is approximately equal to the length of your skull. Without amputating, slightly thick, high insertion, separating your tip slightly skull, with a longitudinal fold and another cross around the first third.
  • Position of the ears: usually folded and falls, something separate from the muzzle. Played back in standby ; in State care by the transverse fold levantadolas, separating them from the snout than usual.

NECK: Massif, muscular, strong and proportionate to the head and body. Thick, with very little double chin, cylindrical, acentuandose more on the base diameter. The skin is tough and elastic, or fine or thick, firmly attached to the neck at its top and sides, more detached on the bottom.


  • As a whole: Robust, very well proportioned, giving the impression of strength and agility while.
  • Cross: Marked and at least at the same height that the upper part of the rump ; the large area between the scapulae and strong.
  • Dorso-lumbar line: Straight, horizontal, never built.
  • Pork loin: Wide and powerful.
  • Rump: Medium, slightly rounded, Broadband, powerful and muscular; never drop or prominent. The top should be at the same height as the cross. Interiliaca width should be equal to the length of iliaco-isquiatica .
  • Breast : Wide and high, maximum reaching the elbow; of a width of approximately equal to the length of the neck; quite deep, not prominent, with slightly pronounced sternum. Arched ribs (non-flat or in barrel).
  • Belly and flanks: Fairly bulky flanks. Slightly gathered belly, never agalgado, neither nor descended to that confusion with the continuation of the chest. Something stylish, You must give the impression of agility.

TAIL: Insert horizontal and circular section, rather thick at its birth. Some 8 cm from its base is slightly flattened at its lower profile, in a few 10 length cm, to continue then the tapered circular to its end. Without amputating. A length that should reach at least to the Hock, without touching the ground.

No tuft or fringe, Although it is authorised, If this is light, copies of older. In the variety of long hair you must have abundant and long fringe. Size of the queue : in rest naturally drop or slightly curved outwards, slightly touching the hocks, default is considered serious if your tip should touch the ground. Undulating and raised more than the horizontal sickle-shaped, without screwing it, When in action.



  • As a whole: Strong Member ; correct limbs ; seen from front and profile parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground.
  • Shoulder: Oblique and strong.
  • Scapulo-humeral angle: 115°.
  • Arms: Of equal length to the scapula.
  • Elbows: Without deviations, glued to the chest. Radial-humerus angle : 130°.
  • Forearm: Strong, well angled, perpendicular. Vertical bones, strong, long and right.
  • Metacarpus: Short and slightly tilted.
  • Previous feet: Almost of Hare (something shorter and wider than they), finger semialtos, semiarqueados, together, and with the very hard and black pad. Without acute interdigital membrane.


  • As a whole: Muscular, strong ; correct limbs. Dimmed and hard muscle relief.
  • Coxal-femoral angle: 115°, peer-to-scapulo-humeral.
  • Thigh: Strong and muscular.
  • Stifle-tibial angle: 130°, same as the radial-humerus
  • Leg: Long and powerful.
  • Hock: Little pronounced, of very open angle of 135 °. The height of the Hock is about somewhat lower than the one-third of its height at the withers.
  • Metatarsus: Well marked.
  • Back feet: Almost of Hare, crushed, with fingers together and semiarqueados. Pad hard and black. Arched nails, black and hard. Without acute interdigital membrane. May be born with or without Spurs, in the first case they must amputate.

MOVEMENT: His way of walking must be firm and elegant. Trot in diagonal bipeds, Tip slightly posterior third, respect to the previous. The Gallop will be franco, rustic fast, the rear legs wide apart at its base with soil, placing them outside of the hands, as if it were jumping. The preferred step and the work is the Gallop.

SKIN: Elastic, without folds, hard and light grey.


  • HAIR: Short and glued to the skin, its length ranging about 1,5 cm to 3 cm on the spine ; very fine Undercoat, low thickness and very attached to the skin. In the long-haired variety may be slightly wavy on the spine, approximate length of more of 7 cm depending on the time of year, with the largest winter. Well distributed and thin Undercoat, grow hair in their normal length in the fringe of the queue, Tip of the ears and back of the limbs. In both varieties should be smooth, hard and quite thin.
  • COLOR: The only supported color is black, varieties of Jet, regular and peceno. The target is supported only in the chest, in the form of thin tie under neck and anterior and posterior foot, despuntuando according to its easy visibility in nails and tips of the toes. The Jet Black landmark is the most appreciated, nature of the ordinary black and the peceno.


  • Height to the cross: Between 66 and 73 cm for males. Between 62 and 68 cm for females.
    Specimens with heights of a cm more or less to the limits given are supported ; in this case you must subtract score.
  • Weight: Environment to 40 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.

• Dogs that drool-worthy.
• Cut fangs.
• Very raised ears rest, very large very separated from the face or completely glued to it.
• Very collected belly (whippety).
• Coiled tail; white tail tip.
• Blot from the chest of more of 1 dm².
• All white one foot fingers.


• Aggressive or fearful dog.
• Head of Mastiff, very wide and heavy or Hound, long and narrow with just pronounced stop.
• Pink or white truffle.
• Upper or lower prognathism more of 3 mm.
• Eyes of different colors each other ; eye that is not of the color that goes from the Rosemary honey (something clear) the carob-honey (Dark) ; very clear eye.
• Ears amputated, stiff in action or almost stiff at rest.
• Collar with double chins, more thickly along the skull than at its base, longer that a 10% length ranging from truffles to the occipital Crest.
• Body too long or too short ; height of the top of the rump in a 3% greater than the height at the cross.
• Very thick tail, or of equal thickness at the base and tip ; excessively long to touch the ground ; amputated or missing you each 2 cm to reach the Hock ; with abundant fringe in the variety of short hair, with or without bangs in long hair variety.
• Other color than black, or, in dogs being black, an anterior or posterior foot white or another color ; white shoes member in whatever their number of limbs ; not totally black body (with the exception of the chest, rare hair on the belly, perpucio or tip of the tail), stains, without disqualify, they notably despuntuarán. They despuntuarán not consequential white hairs of bites, trauma or other similar injuries, or the white hairs from the face own age. White fingers not disqualify, unless the animal is more than six, despuntuando notably each ; a single finger white or another color in the previous feet disqualifies the dog.
• Height of the cross over of 74 cm in males and more of 70 cm in females. The cross of less height of 66 cm in males and less of 60 cm in females.
• Under weight of 30 kg and over 50 kg in males, under weight 25 kg and over 45 kg in females ; still being within the aforementioned limits, very skinny dogs, visibly obese or very saddled (having tolerance in pregnant females).

General appearance and temperament – 21 points
Presentation (cleaning and porte) – 4 points
Hair (length and hardness) – 4 points
Layer (color and brightness, 7+2) – 9 points
Temperament/behavior – 4 points

Head- 21 points
Skull and stop – 4 points
Snout, nose and lips – 5 points
Teeth and palate (2+1) – 3 points
Eyes – 5 points
Color- 2 points
Form, size and separation- 2 points
Eyelids – 1 point

Ears (form, thickness, inclusion, size) – 4 points
Neck – 4 points
Trunk- 21 points
Cross – 1 point
Back and back – 5 points
Rump – 3 points
Belly – 2 points
Breast , chest, Ribeye, size – 10 points

Tail (form, length and fringes) – 2 points
Extremities- 19 points
Previous limbs – 6 points
Rear limbs – 8 points
Feet ant. and post., fingers, nails,
hardness of pads – 5 points
Movement- 12 points
Size of the ears – 3 points
Size of the queue – 3 points
Trot – 2 points
Gallop – 4 points
Total : 100 points

Proportional measurements (ideal for the male)

Weight – 41 kg
Height to the cross – 71 cm.
Height to the rump – 71 cm.
Height to the chest – 39 cm.
Longitudinal diameter – 71 cm.


Length of the snout – 13 cm.
Length of the skull – 13 cm.
Total length of the head – 26 cm.
Length of the neck – 26 cm.
Long ear – 13 cm.
Queue length – 52 cm.
Height at the Hock – 23 cm.

Length of the hair on the back

Variety of short hair – 2 cm.
Long hair variety (between seasons) – 7 cm.

Width of head – 15 cm.
Chest perimeter – 81/83 cm.
Width of chest – 26 cm.
Perimeter of the neck – 49 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

He is a shepherd dog with skills for the job of guard and defense. It´s Intelligent, docile and affectionate, Although puppy it is usually shy and reserved. For this reason it is important to socialize to the maximum so that it encloses in itself.

The adult is very distrustful to strangers and he joins a very strong bond with his master. Her enigmatic gaze not glimpse of his thoughts. It has an extraordinary courage and willing to everything in order to defend their loved. It's a little known breed outside the Balearic Islands, so to acquire a good puppy should address to breeders of the Islands.

Majorca Shepherd Dog Images

Majorca Shepherd Dog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 321
  • Federations: FCI
  • Estádar FCI Majorca Shepherd Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Ca de bestia, Pastor mallorquín (English).
    2. Berger de Majorque (French).
    3. Ca de Bestiar (German).
    4. Ca de Bestiar (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Pastor Mallorquín (Spanish).

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