for herding, big game hunting and guard.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I.: Group
2: Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoid breeds, Swiss
Mountain and Cattle dogs.
Section 2.1: Molossoid,
Dogue type. Without working trial.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The
origin of the CIMARRÓN URUGUAYO is uncertain.
It is known to be descended from the dogs introduced
by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors.
These dogs left in the country crossed among themselves.
Natural selection had as a result that only the fitter,
the stronger and more clever individuals survived. This
is how the Cimarrón was born.
The inhabitants of the time, recognizing the value of
these dogs, domesticated them and progressively began
to use them successfully as guards of their estates
and as herding dogs in their daily work with cattle.
Height at withers : length = 10 : 11
- Height at withers equal to height at croup.
- Muzzle slightly shorter than skull (measured from
the occiput to stop).
- Height to elbow same as from elbow to withers.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The
CIMARRÓN URUGUAYO is a medium sized dog of molossian
type, strong, compact, with good bones, well muscled
TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOUR: Balanced,
intelligent and of great courage.
Skull : Wider
than long. Occiput slightly pronounced.
Stop : Moderate
width, only slightly shorter than skull.
lip covers lower lip but is not overhanging.
Jaws strong, powerful. Teeth strong, well aligned, complete
bite. Scissor bite, i.e. upper incisors closely overlapping
the lower incisors and set square to the jaws.
Cheeks: Well developed,
size, almond shape, with inquisitive expression. Any
shade of brown and in accordance with coat color, the
darker the better. Eyelids tightly fitting eyeball and
size, medium set, triangular, dropping but not close
to the cheeks. May be cropped, round in shape looking
like puma ears, never more than half their length, (Except
in countries where ear cropping is forbidden by law).
Strong, well muscled, medium length.
line: Height at the withers is
the same as height at the croup. Level or slightly saddle-backed.
Withers: Well defined.
Loin: Short, strong, slightly
Croup: Of good length, broad,
sloping at 30º on the horizontal.
Chest: Deep, reaching at least
to the elbow. Broad and well developed. Ribs well
sprung, but not barrel shaped. Forechest well defined.
TAIL: Thick, medium set. Reaching
the hock. At rest carried down. In motion carried horizontally
or slightly upward.
viewed from the front, straight
Shoulder blade: Well laid back.
Upper arms: Same length as the
Elbows: Neither turned in nor
Forearms: Straight. Strong bone.
Pasterns: From the side, slightly
Front feet: Oval shaped, well
arched toes. With strong pads
Well muscled and powerful, seen
from behind straight and parallel.
Upper thigh: Well developed
Stifle: Well angulated.
Hocks: Firm, of medium length.
Hind feet: Cat feet, strong pads.
/ MOVEMENT: Effortless . With
good reach in front and good drive behind. In movement,
seen from the front and from behind, the legs are parallel,
tending to single track when speed increases.
Thick and supple.
Short, smooth, close to the body,
with undercoat. Long hair will disqualify
COLOR: Brindle or fawn in all
the shadings, with or without mask. Fawns may have black
shadings. White marks are allowed in the following places:
underjaw, throat, forechest, abdomen and lower part
at withers: Dogs: 58 to 61cm (2
Bitch: 55 to 58cm (2 cm. Tolerance)
Dogs 38 - 45 kg.
Bitches 33 - 40 kg.
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.
Lips excessively pendulous at
Cheeks too prominent.
More than 2 PM1 missing
White markings with the exception
of those mentioned above.
Clear departure from the important proportions.
Lack of sexual dimorphism.
Size under or over the stipulated height (including
Aggressive or overly shy.
Any color not mentioned.
Clear lack of type.
dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities
shall be disqualified.
Male animals should have two apparently
normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.