United Kennel Club





Ca de Bestiar

(Majorca Shepherd Dog)




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

CLASSIFICATION

: Herding Dog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

: The Ca de Bestiar originated in Spain. It is also known as the Majorca Shepherd Dog. The Ca de Bestiar was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: A medium sized, short coated black flock guardian breed with natural ears and tail.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Intelligent, thoughtful, and protective.

HEAD

: The head is sharply defined.

FACIAL REGION

:

Nose

: Black.

Muzzle

: Medium sized and well proportioned to the head.

Jaws/Teeth

: The Ca de Bestiar has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Eyes

: Small, round and set wide apart.

Ears

: Left natural.

NECK

: The neck is short and strong.

BODY

: The chest is deep and broad. The ribs are well sprung. The back is straight and strong and the loins are muscular.

TAIL

: The tail is undocked.

LIMBS

:

FOREQUARTERS

: The forelegs are straight and strong.

FEET

: The feet are small and compact, with well arched toes and hard pads.

HINDQUARTERS

: The hind legs are muscular, and the stifles and hocks are well angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Swift, very agile and flowing.

COAT

:

HAIR

: The coat is short.

COLOUR

: The color is black.

SIZE

: Average height at the withers is from 22 to 24 inches. Average weight is from 77 to 88 pounds.

FAULTS

:

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

: Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.