Dogo Español


Breed Standard Dogo Español

Other names
Pero De Preza Espańol
Spanish Bulldog
Alano Espańol Cattle Type

Region of origin

Spain

Dog size
Size Males: 61-66 cm to the cross
Females: 58-63 cm at the cross
Males Weight: 45-53 kg
Females: 40-47 kg

Collor

Cowhide, barcino, brindle, black and brindle

Head

Strong head

Character

Attentive, self-confident, hardworking.

Appearence
Of type moloso, moderately brevilineo, very strong, rustic and endowed with a tremendous power. Straight and compact back. It has a remarkable sexual dimorphism, showing males a more developed cranial region and a more marked type. From medium to large, Brachycephalus, it presents a robust, compact and powerful structure.

Temprement
Sweet and friendly with the family. Tireless and multifaceted worker. Very attentive and especially gifted for the guard, defense, handling and control of bovine cattle. Easy to handle and educate. The Dogo Español breed is a very confident dog

Cranial region
Skull slightly convex, square, wide and very strong. Medium length, always in harmony with the rest of the body. Slightly convergent facial skull lines. Front groove well accented. Highly developed temporal muscles. The zygomatic arches, supraciliaries, as well as the temporal bones, show a high development. The skin appears smooth, without wrinkles. Very marked stop.

Truffle
black and full pigmentation. Large and with wide holes.

Muzzle
square, strong, occupying 34% of the total length of the skull, being allowed a deviation of 2%. Slight folds are allowed.

Lips
thick and well pigmented; desirable not to hang too much.

Jaws and teeth
they must be very powerful. Wide enough to allow a correct dental insertion. Preferably complete (42 pieces). Dental parts are not visible with the mouth closed. Blunt canines, short, wide and well separated. Biting scissors, tweezers, inverted scissors, as well as a slight prognathism that does not exceed 0.5cm. Well developed jaws.

Eyes
medium, almond and well separated. From dark hazelnut to amber and yellow.
Attached and well pigmented eyelids. With a frank and frontal look. With little white and conjunctiva not apparent.

Ears
medium-high insertion. Preferably folded over the face and slightly rounded at the bottom. Medium to small.

Neck
Well muscled, slightly arched and of medium length. Light folds are allowed in the gill area. Crushing slightly from the shoulders to the head.

 

Front
well marked, of average implantation and descendant towards the back.

Back
medium, flat and well developed.

Loin
short, broad, strong and convex.

Croup
slightly knocked down. It is short, broad and well developed.

Chest
wide, deep, very strong and developed. Rib slightly cylindrical. Of profile descends until the elbow. The thoracic perimeter, in its widest part must exceed at least 25% the height at the withers.

Abdomen
moderately withdrawn.

Tail
medium insertion. Of great thickness in its base it is refined towards the points, not surpassing the hock. It does not roll at the tip.

Shoulders
Strong, with prominent muscles. Slightly oblique.

Arms
well muscled, plumb and separated.

Elbows
neither turned out nor too close to the chest.

Forearms
well muscled, straight and with good bone.

Forefeet
rounded, made up of strong fingers that reinforce the appearance of big cats.

Hind legs
Strong and correctly angled.

Thighs
apparent and highly developed.

Hocks
short, vigorous and moderate angle. There is no spur.

Hind feet
rounded, slightly longer than above and thick fingers.

Movement
The typical step of the race is the trot. This is effortless, fluid and agile. The back is on the same level, parallel to the direction of movement. The head tends to be low. In an explosive gallop.

Skin
Thick and stuck except on the neck, which appears somewhat looser.

Fur
Moderately short (never satin), dense and rough, may present a slight undercoat. The hair should reinforce the rustic appearance of the individual.

Color
Lions and barcinos or brindle in all its varieties; alobados; carbonates or chair; black and brindle; black and fawn and peeps. With or without a mask.

Maneheight
males from 61 cm to 66 cm, females from 58 cm to 63 cm. A tolerance of two centimeters above is allowed.

Weight
males between 45 and 53 kg, females between 40 and 47 kg. A tolerance of 3 kg is allowed.

Weight and size

Should go in harmony
IPT (mean weight-measured index) in male = 49 kg / 63.5 cm = 0.77
Mean IPT in females = 43.5 kg / 60.5 cm = 0.72
Racial mean IPT = 0.745
ILA (mean height / length index) in males = height / length = 0.92 (8% longer than high)

Faults
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.


Serious faults
Shy.
Unjustified agressiveness.
Muzzle too short or too long.
Overload.
Descending dorsal line.
Lack of premolars.

Elimination fouls
Deafness.
Albinism, lack of pigmentation.
Cryptorchidism or monorquidism.
Lack of four premolars.
Mandibular torsion.
Long hair.
Amputated tail.