Apr 25, 2004, 10:54 AM
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Group 2 C Pinscher and Schnauzer Type-Molossian and Swiss Mountain and Cattle dog.
Section 2.2.: Molossian Type, Mountain dog without working trial.
The length of the body from the withers to the root of the tail is equal to the distance from the withers to the ground. The body is compact. The body of the bitch may be slightly longer and less massive than that of the dog. The distance from the withers to the underside of the chest is greater than the distance from the underside of the chest to the ground.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT
The Newfoundland expression reflects benevolence and softness. Dignified, joyful and creative, he is known for his sterling gentleness and serenity.
General: Massive. The head of the bitch follows the same general conformation as the male's but is less massive.
Skull: Broad with slightly arched crown and strong developed occipital bone.
Stop: Evident, but never abrupt.
Nose: Large, well pigmented, nostrils well developed. Color: black on white and black and black dogs, brown on brown dogs.
Muzzle: Definitely square, deep and moderately short, covered with short fine hair and free from wrinkles. The corner of the mouth are evident but not excessively pronounced.
Bite: Scissors or level bite.
Eyes: Relatively small, deep set; they are wide apart and show no haw. Color: Dark brown in black and white and black dogs, lighter shades allowed in brown dogs.
Ears: Relatively small, triangular with rounded tips. Well set back on the side of the head and close lying. When the ear of the adult dog is brought forward, it reaches the inner corner of the eye of the same side.
Strong and muscular, well set in the shoulders, long enough to permit dignified head carriage. The neck should not show excessive dew lapse (dewlap)
General: The bone structure is massive throughout. Viewed from the side, the body is deep and vigorous.
Top line: Level and firm from withers to rump.
Loin: Strong and well muscled.
Rump: Broad, sloping at an angle of about 30º.
Chest: Broad, full and deep, with good spread of ribs.
Abdomen and underline: Almost level and never tucked back
Tail: The tail acts as a rudder when the Newfoundland is swimming; therefore, it is strong and broad at the base. When the dog is standing, the tail hangs down with, possibly, a slight curve at the tip; reaches to or slightly below the hocks. When the dog is in motion or excited, the tail is carried straight out with a slight upward curve, but never curled over the back or curled inwards between the legs.
General: The forequarters are straight and parallel, also when the dog is walking or slowly trotting.
Shoulders: Very well muscled, well laid back at an angle approaching 45° to the horizontal line.
Elbows: Close to the chest.
Pasterns: Slightly sloping.
Forefeet: Large and proportionate to the body. Well rounded and tight, with firm and compact toes. Webbing of toes is present.
General: Because driving power for pulling loads, swimming or covering ground efficiently is largely dependent upon the hindquarters, the rear structure of the Newfoundland is of prime importance. The pelvis has to be strong, broad and long.
Upper thighs: Wide and muscular.
Stifle: Well bent, but not so as to give the a crouching appearance..
Lower thighs: Strong and fairly long.
Hocks: Relatively short, well set down and well apart; parallel to each other, they turn neither in nor out.
Hindfeet: Firm and tight. Dewclaws, if present, should have been removed.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
The Newfoundland moves with good reach of the forelegs and strong drive of the hindquarters, giving the impression of effortless power. A slight roll of the back is natural. As the dog increases speed, the dogs tends to single track with the top line remaining in level.
Hair: The Newfoundland has a water resistant double coat. The outer coat is moderately long and straight with no curl. A slight wave is permissible The undercoat is soft and dense, more dense in winter than in summer but always found to some extend on the rump and chest. The hair on the head, muzzle and ears is short and fine. The front and rear legs are feathered. The tail is completely covered with long dense hair, but does not form a flag.
Coat Color: Black, White and Black and Brown.
Black: This is the traditional color. The color has to be even as much as possible, but a slight tingle of sunburn is permissible. White marking on the chest, toes and / or tip of tail are permissible.
White and Black: This variety is of historical significance to the breed. The preferred pattern of marking is black head with, preferably, a white blaze extending onto the muzzle, black saddle with even marking and black rump and upper tail. The remaining parts are to be white and can show a minimum ticking..
Brown: The brown color ranges from chocolate to bronze. White marking on the chest, toes and / or tip of tail is permissible.
White and black dogs and brown dogs have to be shown in the same class as blacks.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Male: The average height at the withers is: 71 cm. (28 in.)
Female: The average height at the withers is: 66 cm. (26 in.)
Male: The average weight is: 68 Kg. (150 lb.)
Female: The average weight is: 54 Kg. (119 lb.)
Large size is desirable, but is not to be favored over symmetry, general soundness, power of the structure and correct gait.
Any deviation from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
General appearance: Leginess, lack of substance.
General bone structure: Sluggish appearance, fine bone.
Temperament: Aggressiveness, shyness.
Snippy or long muzzle.
Round, protruding or yellow eyes, showing pronounced haw..
Roached, slack or swayed back.
Forequarters: Down in pasterns, spayed toes, toeing in or out, lack of webbing between toes.
Hindquarters: Straight stifles, cow hocks, barrel legs, pigeon toes.
Short, long or kink tail. Curled tip.
Gait: Mincing, shuffling, crabbing. Too close moving, weaving, crossing over in front, hackney action, pacing.
Completely open coat.
Overshot or undershot bite, wry mouth.
Short and flat coat.
Marking of any other color than white on a black or brown dog.
Any other color than black, white and black or brown.
Note. Male dogs should have 2 apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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