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FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL) SECRETARIAT GENERAL: 13, Place Albert 1 er B 6530 Thuin (Belgique) 10.01.2011/EN FCI-Standard N° 149 BULLDOG © M. Davidson, illustr. NKU Picture Library This illustration does not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed. FCI-St. N° 149 / 10.01.2011 2 ORIGIN : Great Britain. DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD : 13.10.2010. UTILIZATION : Dissuasion and Companion Dog. FCI-CLASSIFICATION : Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer Molossoid breeds-Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Section 2.1 Molossoid breeds, Mastiff Type. Without working trial. BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Bulldog was first classified as such in the 1630s though there is ear lier mention of similar types referred to as bandogs, a term reserved today for a type of fighting dog. Used originally for bull-baiting, the Bulldog also fought its way through the dog pits but after 1835 began to evolve into the shorter faced, more squat version we now know. It entered the show ring in 1860 and the ensuing years saw a big personality change. A delightfully ugly dog with a pugilistic expression, which belies a loving, affectionate nature to family and friends. One of the oldest indigenous breeds, known as the national dog of Great Britain, and associated throughout the world with British determination and the legendary John Bull. GENERAL APPEARANCE : Smooth-coated, fairly thick set, rather low in stature, broad, powerful and compact. Head fairly large in proportion to size, but no point so much in exce ss of others as to destroy the general symmetry, or make the dog appea r deformed, or interfere with its powers of motion. Face relatively short, muzzle broad, blunt and inclined slightly upwards, although not excessively so . FCI-St. N° 149 / 10.01.2011 3 Dogs showing respiratory distress highly undesirable. Body fairly short, well knit, limbs stout, well muscled and in hard condition with no tendency towards obesity . Hindquarters high and strong. Bitches not so grand or well-developed as dogs. BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : Conveys impression of determination, strength and activity. Alert, bold, loyal, dependable, courageous, fierce in appearance, but possessed of affectionate nature. HEAD Viewed from side, head appears very high and moderately short from back to point of nose. Forehead flat with skin on and about head, slightly loose and finely wrinkled without excess, neither prominent nor overhanging face. Face from front of cheek bone to nose, relatively short, skin may be slightlywrinkled. Distance from inner corner of eye (or from centre of stop between eyes) to extreme tip of nose should not be less than the distancefrom tip of thenose to edge of the underlip. CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Skull relatively large in circumference. Viewed from front appears high from corner of lower jaw to apex of skull; also broad and square. From stop, a furrow, extending to middle of skull being traceable to apex. Stop: Defined . FACIAL REGION: Viewed from front, the various properties of the face must be equally balanced on either side of an imaginary line down centre. Nose: Nose and nostrils large, broad and black, under no circumstances liver colour, red or brown. Nostrils large wide and open, with well-defined vertical straight line between. Muzzle: Muzzle short, broad, turned upwards and deep from corner of eye to corner of mouth. Over nose wrinkle, if present, whole or broken, must never adversely affect or obscure eyesor nose. Pinched nostrils and heavy over nose wrinkle are unacceptable and should be heavily penalised.
Scobert design 2022 all rights reserved
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FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL) SECRETARIAT GENERAL: 13, Place Albert 1 er B 6530 Thuin (Belgique) 10.01.2011/EN FCI-Standard N° 149 BULLDOG © M. Davidson, illustr. NKU Picture Library This illustration does not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed. FCI-St. N° 149 / 10.01.2011 2 ORIGIN : Great Britain. DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD : 13.10.2010. UTILIZATION : Dissuasion and Companion Dog. FCI-CLASSIFICATION : Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer Molossoid breeds-Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Section 2.1 Molossoid breeds, Mastiff Type. Without working trial. BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Bulldog was first classified as such in the 1630s though there is ear lier mention of similar types referred to as bandogs, a term reserved today for a type of fighting dog. Used originally for bull-baiting, the Bulldog also fought its way through the dog pits but after 1835 began to evolve into the shorter faced, more squat version we now know. It entered the show ring in 1860 and the ensuing years saw a big personality change. A delightfully ugly dog with a pugilistic expression, which belies a loving, affectionate nature to family and friends. One of the oldest indigenous breeds, known as the national dog of Great Britain, and associated throughout the world with British determination and the legendary John Bull. GENERAL APPEARANCE : Smooth-coated, fairly thick set, rather low in stature, broad, powerful and compact. Head fairly large in proportion to size, but no point so much in exce ss of others as to destroy the general symmetry, or make the dog appea r deformed, or interfere with its powers of motion. Face relatively short, muzzle broad, blunt and inclined slightly upwards, although not excessively so . FCI-St. N° 149 / 10.01.2011 3 Dogs showing respiratory distress highly undesirable. Body fairly short, well knit, limbs stout, well muscled and in hard condition with no tendency towards obesity . Hindquarters high and strong. Bitches not so grand or well-developed as dogs. BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : Conveys impression of determination, strength and activity. Alert, bold, loyal, dependable, courageous, fierce in appearance, but possessed of affectionate nature. HEAD Viewed from side, head appears very high and moderately short from back to point of nose. Forehead flat with skin on and about head, slightly loose and finely wrinkled without excess, neither prominent nor overhanging face. Face from front of cheek bone to nose, relatively short, skin may be slightlywrinkled. Distance from inner corner of eye (or from centre of stop between eyes) to extreme tip of nose should not be less than the distancefrom tip of thenose to edge of the underlip. CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Skull relatively large in circumference. Viewed from front appears high from corner of lower jaw to apex of skull; also broad and square. From stop, a furrow, extending to middle of skull being traceable to apex. Stop: Defined . FACIAL REGION: Viewed from front, the various properties of the face must be equally balanced on either side of an imaginary line down centre. Nose: Nose and nostrils large, broad and black, under no circumstances liver colour, red or brown. Nostrils large wide and open, with well-defined vertical straight line between. Muzzle: Muzzle short, broad, turned upwards and deep from corner of eye to corner of mouth. Over nose wrinkle, if present, whole or broken, must never adversely affect or obscure eyesor nose. Pinched nostrils and heavy over nose wrinkle are unacceptable and should be heavily penalised.