Bullmastiff Group II. - Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoid breeds, Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, Section II. - Molossoid.
It’s territorial and adequately deters unauthorized persons, mostly its appearance and stern gaze. Its character is a balanced and active, persistent, reliable, spirited, alert, loyal and fearless dog. It loves its owner and members of his family and is always ready to defend them, even if it seems lazy and on events in the area does not care. In a way, as "deceiving" because even in those moments is sufficiently alert and ready, if it is necessary, immediately intervene aggressively. It is called "lazy attention."
It has a very good relationship with the children and do not mind even busier their games. It is very tolerant to them and be able to distinguish from the real danger that they may be at. It loves peace and is able to sleep at home almost all day. It is not to keep this breed outdoor all the time it needs to stay with "its" family-pack ". It understands sensitively and accurately its arrangement (´´hierarchy") and resented it bears any disruption. How it can be lazy it can be active. It requires a lot of movement are necessary min. daily long walks.
It does not mind the training, the training´s methods, however, it must relate to the each breed and the individual establishment. It clearly hates the drill clearly and this kind of training never brings any success. Generally, it is a good-natured and calm dog, but it is appropriately self-confident and sometimes stubborn. It has a natural independence and own opinion. The owner must therefore be in training and event. Training is affable, calm, patient but fierce consistent. Undue pressure or even tough approach it would only spoil everything.
This breed is not for beginners. It is not breed for people who are unreliable, volatile, restless, lacking natural authority and decisiveness.
It must be at first glance, strong dog, but it certainly should not act cumbersome - on the contrary, must represent a rare combination of power, speed and agility necessary. Height at withers, male 64 to 69 cm and female 61 to 66 cm, weight of body, male 50-59 kg , females 41 to 50 kg.
The head should be broad and deep skull when viewed from either side of a large, square. If an individual is in effect on its forehead slightly wrinkled, but still not apparent. The frontal slope (stop) is steep. The muzzle should be short and its length is measured from the tip of the nose to stop (the junction of the inner corners of the eye).
Nose requires broad, with large open nostrils. Lips are free but not pendulous. Upper never reach below the lower edge of the mandible. It must be after the peak is sufficiently broad. Level bite desirable, small adjoining undershot allowed but not preferred.
Eyes should be dark brown or hazel, medium in size, stored in eyecups at a distance corresponding to the width of the muzzle. Among them is a front longitudinal furrow. Light or yellow eyes are highly undesirable. The earlobes are set far back and high, level with occipital area, which give the head a square appearance. Are suspended, small "V". They can be somewhat pulled back, but not the shape of "pink card". Hair colour is darker than elsewhere on the body.
Swayback is highly undesirable. Loins are broad and muscular weaknesses quite broad. The tail should be set high, thick at the root towards the tip narrows and reaches to the hock. It is carried flat or sickles, but never vertically (as some hounds) erect. Highly undesirable if assumes the shape of the rod pump.
Feet are required "cat" (round shape) with nicely arched toes and high and rigid padded. The desirable dark coloured claws. Flat feet, fingers splayed („open") are highly undesirable.
Movement should be brisk and purposeful. If directed straight ahead, neither front nor hind legs when he cannot cross or "confused". The right chest and left hind leg should be lifted from the ground and fall on it at the same time. Strength of the back should not adversely affect the hindquarters coming forward movement. It must be regular and harmonious.
The coat is short and hard, resistant to bad weather, tight-fitting. Long, silky or wavy coat is highly undesirable. Permitted are all shades of brindle, blond or red colour.
The colour must be pure and clear. Small white marks on the front of the chest is permissible, other white markings are not desirable. Black "mask" on the muzzle is important. Towards eyes are slowly getting lighter (less saturated). Dark shadings of eyes underscore wary dog or bitch.
Faults these requirements must be considered as defects and evaluate accurately the degree of expression with regard to health and well-being. To negative defects include aggression or fearfulness and any anomalies physical or behavioural.