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Czech Mountain Dog

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Czech Mountain Dogs. Source: Wikipedia Author: DeinaAjax

CESKY HORSKY PES
BREED IS NOT RECOGNIZED FCI
ORIGIN: Czech Republic

General Appearance:
Unassuming, sturdy dog. Construction his bodies makes it possible to connection powers, speed and persistence. Well coated dog, free problems with temperature difference central Europe. Colour is contrast pinto, hence is well visible at work in terrain in winter and summer conditions.

Utilization:
Versatile dog for work and pastime. It is designate especially for mountain and piedmont areas. Also is due to like exercise draught dog, for sport of dog-teams, like rescuer, avalanche, pastoral and watch dog and family companion.

History:
Breed has arisen mongrelly Canadian sledge dog from surroundings Athabaska-Alaska (this breed is not registered FCI), Slovenský Tchouvatch (FCI 142) and other selection by crossing in the year 1977.

General Appearance:
Long-coated pinto dog with pendulous ears, its frame is slightly rectangular almost square, taller legs, firm constitution, free lymph or crudity.

Important proportions:
Length of the body: height in withers 10:9,9 to 10:9.
Deep of the chest: height in withers 1:2,5.
Length of the nasal bridge: length of the head 1:2,2 to 1:2,4.

Behaviour and Temperament:
Character is friendly, self-confident.
Temperament: active. It is well docile, able versatile training.

Head:
Head is in proportion to the body, with proper gender expression.
Skull:
Skull is rather wide, but width is always about something smaller than length. Crown rather flat, slightly curved.
The upper longitudinal line of the skull and line of the muzzle are divergent.
Stop should be reasonable well, but smooth.
Facial region:
Nose is black.
Muzzle:
Muzzle should be slightly shorter than skull, no too deep, snub. Nasal bridge is flat and broad.
Lips – thick, but closely fitting the jaws, no hang. Corners of the mouth close. Pigmentation is rich.
Teeth – big, bite is perfect, regular scissor. Pincer bite is acceptable. Number of the incisor is complete.
Eyes – middle size, oval, set in horizontally position, colour is brown or darker. Expression is gentle. Eyelids with the borders rich pigmented.
Ears - set high and wide apart, with broad setting, breaking at the skull pendulous, triangular. Relatively big, at stretch reach to corner muzzle. Forward edge suit to temple, rear margin, especially in affect, stand apart.

Neck:
Neck is medium tall, relatively strong, well muscular, carried crossways approximately at an angle 45°. Skin is strong, free dewlap, covered with very dense hairs.

Body:
Withers - clear.
Back - straight, firm.
Loins - firm, muscular and short.
Croup - rounded, its highest point lies in same altitude like withers. Can be and slightly converted.
Breast is well mature, but no too broad.
Chest is oval cross - section, long. Underline achieving toward elbows, but no below.
Belly slightly hollowed.
Tail is inserted on the rump line, achieving to the hock. It is covered with rich coat. When not in action, is low or slight curve upwards; in action is sickle - shaped above line back.

Limbs:
Forequarters:
Straight and strong, parallel and medium wide apart built.
Elbows point directly to the back.
Metacarpus is elastic, but no soft.
Feet are oval, big, compact. Well-arched strong toes.
Hindquarters:
Strong, well defined muscles. Seen from the rear parallel and medium apart. Well angulated, no straight stifle nor over-angulated.
Metatarsus is strong, short, perpendicular.
Feet – shape like fore paws, direct exactly forward. Fifth toes, perhaps even sixth toes are not faul.

Gait/Movement:
Roomy, strenuous, efficient, without marks heavy gait.

Skin:
Strong but elastic, free folds.

Coat:
Hair: Long hair, on the back its length is to 10 cm, on the back of the thighs and on the tail slightly longer. It is straight, dense, adherent, in winter with thick undercoat. Belly is well coated too. Hair on the head and front limbs is short.
Colour:
Colour always is spotted – patches on uniform white basis. Patches should have any colours. Head is uniform coloured or it is with blaze. Patches on the body may lay-out however sporadically. On the body must be minimally one small patch (spot). Mantel colour is less desirable, but admissible, if it is distinctly interrupted white colour at least on the neck (collar), or the loins. Spotting occur sometimes, it is accepted, when it not decays overall effect from contrast patches and basis. If dog is morphology high-quality, it is possible tolerate faults in colour (if they are not disqualifying faults) and award the highest titles.

Height at the withers:
For males from 60 cm to 70 cm.
For females from 56 cm to 66 cm.

Weight:
Males from 30 to 40 kg.
Females from 26 kg to 36 kg.

Faults:
It is all lowering dog versatility, its well agility, skill, endurance and stamina. Any departure from breed standard should be considered a fault and regarded should be regarded in exact proportion to its degree and diffusion.

Disqualifying Faults:
Aggression or biting from timidity.
Nose no other coloured than black.
Other bite than scissor, pincer or tight pincer.
Considerable absent teeth (more than 3 teeth).
Colour uniform white free coloured patches.
Any anatomical deformities or lack of the health.
Cryptorchidism
DKK 4/4 or x/4 or 4/x.

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