|| Group 2
| Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid breeds-Swiss|
Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds
Molossoid breeds, Mastif type
Without working trial.
Smooth-coated, thick set, rather low in stature, broad, powerful and compact.
Head fairly large in proportion to size, but no point so much in excess of others as to destroy the general
symmetry, or make the dog appear deformed, or interfere with its powers of motion.Face
short, muzzle broad, blunt and inclined upwards.
Dogs showing respiratory distress highly undesirable.
Body short, well knit, with no tendency towards obesity. Limbs
stout, well muscled and in hard condition.Hindquarters high and strong but somewhat lighter in comparison with heavy
Bitches not so grand or well-developed as dogs.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT:
Conveys impression of determination, strength and activity.Alert, bold,
loyal, dependable, courageous, fierce in appearance, but possessed of affectionate
Viewed from side, head appears very high and short from back to point of nose.Forehead flat with skin upon and about
head, loose and
finely wrinkled, neither prominent nor overhanging face.Projections of frontal bones prominent, broad, square and high. From stop, a
furrow, both broad and deep extending to middle of skull being traceable to apex. Face from front of cheek-bone to
nose, short, skin wrinkled.
Distance from inner corner of eye (or from centre of stop between eyes) to extreme tip of nose not exceeding length from tip of nose to edge of underlip.
Skull : Skull large in circumference.Viewed from front appears very high from corner of lower jaw to apex of skull; also very broad and
Stop : Deep, wide indentation between eyes.
Viewed from front, the various properties of the face must be equally balanced on either side of an imaginary line down
Nose : Nose and nostrils large, broad and black, under no circumstances liver
colour, red or brown; top set back towards eyes.Nostrils large wide and open, with well-defined vertical straight line
Muzzle : Muzzle short, broad, turned upwards and very deep from corner of eye to corner of
mouth. Nose roll must not interfere with the line of layback.
Lips: Flews (chops) thick, broad, pendant and very deep, hanging completely over lower jaws at
sides, not in front, joining underlip in front and quite covering teeth.
Jaws/Teeth: Jaws broad, massive and square, lower jaw projecting in front of upper and turning up. Jaws broad and square with six small front teeth between canines in an even row.Canines wide apart.Teeth large and strong not seen when mouth closed.When viewed from front under jaw directly under upper jaw and
Cheeks : Cheeks well-rounded and extended sideways beyond eyes.
Eyes: Seen from front, situated low down in skull, well away from
Eyes and stop in same straight line, at right angles to furrow. Wide apart, but outer corners within the outline
Round in shape, of moderate size, neither sunken nor prominent, in colour very dark- almost black- showing no white when looking directly forward. Free from obvious eye problems.
Ears : Set high-i.e. front edge of each ear (as viewed from front) joins outline of skull at top corner of such
outline, so as to place them as wide apart, as high and as far from eyes as
Small and thin.“Rose ear” correct, i.e. folding inwards back, upper or front inner edge curving outwards and
backwards, showing part of inside of burr.
NECK : Moderate in length, very thick, deep and strong.Well-arched at back, with much
loose, thick and wrinkled skin about throat, forming dewlap on each side, from lower jaw to
Topline : Slight fall to back close behind shoulders (lowest part) whence spine should rise to loins
(top higher than top of shoulder), curving again more suddenly to tail, forming arch (termed roach back)-a distinctive characteristic of
Back : Back short, strong, broad at shoulders, comparatively narrower at
Chest: Chest wide, laterally round, prominent and deep. Body well-ribbed up
capacious, round and very deep from top of shoulders to lowest part where it joins
chest. Well let down between forelegs. Large in diameter, round behind forelegs (not
flat-sided, ribs well-rounded).
Belly : Belly tucked up and not pendulous.
TAIL: Set on low, jutting out rather straight and then turning
downwards. Round, smooth and devoid of fringe or coarse hair. Moderate in length-rather short than long-thick at
root, tapering quickly to a fine point. Downward carriage (not having a decided upward curve at
end) and never carried above back.
FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs very stout and strong, well-developed, set wide apart,
thick, muscular and straight, presenting rather bowed outline, but bones of legs large and
straight, not bandy nor curved and short in proportion to hindlegs, but not so short as to make back appear
long, or detract from dog’s activity and so cripple him.
Shoulders: Shoulders broad, sloping and deep, very powerful and muscular giving appearance of being “tacked on”
Elbows: Elbows low and standing well away from ribs.
Pasterns: Pasterns short, straight and strong.
HINDQUARTERS: Legs large and muscular, longer in proportion than
forelegs, so as to elevate loins.
Legs long and muscular from loins to hock; short, straight, strong lower part.
Stifles : Stifles round and turned slightly outwards away from body.
Hocks : Hocks thereby made to approach each other and hind feet to turn outwards. Hocks slightly
bent, well let down.
Fore, straight and turning very slightly outward; of medium size and moderately
round. Hind, round and compact. Toes compact and thick, well split up, making knuckles prominent and high.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: Peculiarly heavy and constrained, appearing to walk with
short, quick steps on tips of toes, hind feet not lifted high, appearing to skim
ground, running with one or other shoulder rather advanced.
Soundness of movement of the utmost importance.
HAIR : Fine texture, short, close and smooth (hard only from shortness and
closeness, not wiry).
COLOUR : Whole or smut, (i.e. whole colour with black mask or muzzle).Only whole colours
(which should be brilliant and pure of their sort). viz., brindles, reds with their various
shades, fawns, fallows etc., white and pied (i.e. combination of white with any of the foregoing
Dudley, black and black with tan highly undesirable.
Dogs : 25 kgs (55 lbs).
Bitches : 23 kgs (50 lbs).
FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree
and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Judges are required to strictly adhere to this standard and take the following faults into consideration :
- Nose roll overhanging or partly covering the nose.
ELIMINATING FAULTS :
- Aggresive or over shy
- Dogs showing respiratory distress
- Ingrown tail
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the