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226 /01.10.1997 GB
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
: 24. 08. .1960.
ORIGIN : : Germany / Switzerland.
UTILIZATION : Guard Dog, Companion.
2 Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds
- Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds
Section 2 Molossoid breeds, Mountain
With working trial
The Landseer should convey
the impression of a tall, powerful and well balanced dog.
The legs are comparatively longer than those of the black
Newfoundland - especially in the male.
HEAD : Scalp should be
free from wrinkles, covered with short, fine hair. Head
should be strikingly modelled, with noble expression
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Broad and massive with well developed
Stop : Decided, however not as pronounced
and steep as in the Saint Bernard Dog.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Length of muzzle is equal to
depth of muzzle measured in front of the stop.
Lips : Clean, black ; the as tight as
possible and no drivelling upper lip slightly overlapping
Jaws/Teeth : Scissor bite.
Cheeks : Moderately developed, gradually
tapering into the muzzle.
Eyes : Medium size, moderately deep set,
brown to darkbrown, lightbrown to be tolerated, friendly
expression, almond shaped, showing no haw. Pronouncedly
light eyes ( sulphur or greyish yellow) are faulty, as
well as eyes set too close together.
Ears : Medium size. Reaching inner corner
of eyes, when drawn out. Triangular shape, with slightly
rounded tips. Set high on head, however not too far back.
Carried close and flat to sides of head. Ears covered
with short, fine hair. Fringes of longer hair to be found
only at back part of root of ear.
neck- muscular and broad - should not be quite round but
rather eggshaped in cross-section, symmetrically set and
obliquely placed in shoulders. Length of neck from occiput
to withers to be approximately ¾ to 4/5 the length
from occiput to tip of nose. Pronounced dewlap undesirable.
The length measured from withers to set on of tail should
be about twice the length of the head. Wide and strong from
withers to croup.
Back : Straight and level.
Loin : Muscular.
Croup : Broad, well rounded at sides and
backwards by powerful bolster of muscles.
Chest : Between the very muscular shoulders
the chest is deep and broad corresponding to well sprung
Belly : Slightly tucked up. Clearly visible
flat depression between belly and loin. Weak or hollow back,
weak loins, too short false ribs and too much tuck-up of
the belly are faults.
reaching slightly below hocks at the most, well covered with
dense, bushy hair, however not flaglike. Tail should hang
downwards when standing or at ease, with a slight curve at
end permissible. May carry tail straight out, with only a
slight curve at end, when moving. Tails with a kink or curled
over back are most objectionable.
Strong muscles descending from shoulders and surrounding
a well boned humerus are connected in correct angulation
to the massive bones of the seen from front absolutely straight
and muscular fore-legs. Legs slightly fringed down to pastern.
Elbows : Close to body at the lowest point of brisket ;
distance from ground to elbows rather high ; elbows pointing
straight to the rear.
The hindquarters are throughout very sturdy. Hindlegs to
move freely ; they should have strong bone embedded by powerful
muscles. Hindlegs to be moderately fringed.
Upper thighs : Especially broad.
Dewclaws : They are objectionable ; they should be removed
as soon as possible after birth. Cowhocks or insufficient
angulation are faulty.
Large, well shaped cat-feet. Splayed or turned out feet
are objectionable. Toes connected by webbing, which should
be strong, almost reaching tip of toes.
of the well musceled legs should present a free, long stride,
covering ground well.
HAIR : The top coat -
with exception of the head - should be long and as straight
and dense as possible, soft to the touch, with good undercoat,
which is not as dense as in the black Newfoundland. Slightly
wavy coat on back and hindquarters is not objectionable.
When brushed wrong way it falls back into place naturally.
COLOUR : Main colour
of coat is a clear white with distinct black patches on
body and croup. Collar, forechest, belly, legs and tail
must be white. Head black, with white muzzle and white
symmetrical blaze - neither too narrow, nor too wide -
extending from muzzle over head to the white collar, being
considered a definite breeding goal. Ticking still occuring
in the white not to be penalized, but should be bred away.
at shoulders :
Dogs : 72 to 80 cm ( 28,5 to 31,5 inches)
Bitches : 67 to 72 cm ( 26,5 to 28,5 inches).
Small deviations below or above to be tolerated.
: 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
Male animals should have two apparently
normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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