OFFICIAL DOGO CANARIO'S STANDARD
Nº 346 F.C.I.
SECTION 2.1: DOGO TYPE MOLOSOIDE
ANOTHER NAMES IN THE CANARY ISLANDS:
- PERRO DE PRESA
- PERRO BASTO
- PERRO DE LA TIERRA
STANDARD F.C.I. Nº 346/ 15.06.2001/ E
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL STANDARD
Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer Molosoide Dogs of the mountain and Swiss Boyero type and other breeds.
Section 2.1: Dogo type Molosoide
Guard dog and herding of cattle.
Molosoide dog of medium size, eumetric, with a straight profile and black face.
Rustic and well proportioned.
It is a meso-form whose body is longer than its height at the cross, accentuating its long form, the bitch being slightly longer than the dog.
Massive and of a brachiochphalic nature, with a heavy appearance, covered in soft loose skin.
It has a shape like an elongated bucket.
The cranium to face proportion is 60-40%
The width of the skull provides 3/5 of the total head length.
-Skull: slightly convex in a front to back curve and transversal, thought the frontal bone tends to be flat. Its width is very similar to its length. The cigomatic arch is very pronounced, with great development with the temporal and masetero muscles but without any projections. The occipital peak is insignificant.
-Front nasal depression (stop): Defined but not exaggerated. The middle groove between the frontal sinuses is noticeable and occupies approximately two thirds of the skull. The facial cranial lines are parallel or slightly convergent.
-Snout: wide, heavily pigmented or stained in black. It can be found attached to the same line as the nasal bone. Its forefront is slightly set back with respect to the frontal line of the lips. The holes are big, in order to facilitate breathing.
- Muzzle: Shorter than the skull. Normally occupying 40 % of the total size of the head. Its width accounts for two thirds of the skull. It has a wide base and is reduced slightly towards the nose. The nasal dorsal is flat with a straight outline and without elevations.
- Lips: the lips are slightly but not excessively hanging, and in their union, a seen from the front form an inverted V shape. The lips are slightly divergent, forming an obtuse angle in relation to the nasal dorsal. The inner lip is a dark colour.
-Jaw / Teeth: Scissor bite. A pincer bite is possible although not desirable due to the dental weakening which it causes. A slight protrusion of the lower jaw is possible. There is ample transversal distance between the canines. The teeth are wide, with a very strong implantation into the jaw and their base, the molars are large, the incisors small, and the fangs well developed and of a good fit.
-Eyes: Slight oval shape, of medium to large size, well separated and brevilineal being neither sunken nor protruding. The eyes lids are pigmented in black and are tight fitting, never fallen. The colour varies between medium chestnuts brown according to the colour of the coat. They are never pale.
-Ears: of medium size, well separated, covered with fine short hair and they fall without effort on both sides of the head. When folded back they are pink. Their implantation is rooted at a point slightly above the line or prolongation of the eye. Ears are typically high up on the head and close together. In countries where their trimming is permitted the ears remained lifted up.
Thick and having elasticity. Soft at and around the neck. When the dog’s attention is captured various symmetrical wrinkles form in the skin in the middle of the head between and above the nose.
The hair is short and flat to the skin without any under hair (although this can sometimes be present on occasions at the neck and buttocks). It is fairly coarse to the touch. The hair at the ears is very short and fine, being slightly longer at the top of the ear and at the buttocks.
The coat is striped, ranging from rich dark grey to light grey or blond. It can be various shades of beige, even sandy coloured. White sometimes can be found on the chest, at the base of the neck or throat, on the feet and toes and toes and at the rear, although it is desirable to have the least amount of white possible.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dogs: 60 to 65 cm.
Bitches: 56 to 61 cm.
In the case of very typical examples 1 cm variance on the minimum and maximum wither height is allowed.
Dogs: 50 kg
Bitches: 40 kg
Any diversion from the above mentioned criteria is considered to be a fault and the seriousness of such is calculated by how far it varies from the standard requirements.
Excessive amounts of wrinkles in the facial/skull area, which don’t detract from the dog’s expression.
A head which does not conform to the established proportions.
Highly converging skull/facial lines (excessive or very pronounced stop)
A facial mask which comes below the height of the eyes.
Excessively hanging, retracted or protruding lips.
Equal length and wither height.
Over hanging eyelids.
Sloping nasal dorsal.
Either scarce of excessive angles, body lines.
Descending lower line.
A shallow chest.
Non-erect tail. A thing tail.
A small skeleton (bone density).
VERY SERIOUS DEFECTS
A triangular, narrow or not square head.
A light weight appearance.
A tail that is curly, very thin, of equal thickness throughout its length or deformed.
Sizes which are very small or large.
Dorsal line which is either saddle shaped or raised. Small chest. A weak front of the body. Ribs insufficiently curved.
An absence of wrinkles on the skull/face (tight skin without elasticity).
Light coloured (yellow) eyes. Eyes that are too close together or oblique. Deep set or protruding.
Excessive protruding jaw.
Any teeth missing.
Ears rooted too high in the skull.
A skull which is round or arched.
Divergent skull/facial lines.
Flat fine hair.
A poor mask.
A long insufficiently thick neck.
An unbalanced character or any indication of aggressiveness.
Total decolouration of the snout, or inside lips.
Total lack of a mask.
Undesirable white patches.
A rear end which is lower than the withers, with a descending dorsal line.
Blue eyes or mismatched tones.
An amputated tail.
Having only one ore any testicles descend.
An underdeveloped chest.
NB: Dogs should have testicles of a normal appearance, being fully descended in the scrotum.