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Carpathian Shepherd Dog
2011 Carpathian Shepherd Dog :
Big waste dog, nimble, never clumsy, vigorous appearance. The body is rectangular, broad croup, slightly inclined, vast and high chested, and long and slightly inclined shoulder. The sexual dimorphism is well noticed, the males should be taller and stronger than the females. The Carpathian shepherd dog is a mezocefalus dog, with a strong, wolfish type head, but not clumsy.The forehead is broad and slightly curved. The skull is wider between ears and it narrows itself progressively towards the stop. The medial groove is long enough and sufficiently marked. The nose is big, broad and always black. The muzzle is strong, with an almost oval section, slightly in the shape of a truncated cone.
New Carpathian Shepherd Dog :
The muzzle’ length is shorter or equal to that of the skull. The lips are thick, adherent, strongly pigmented and very well outlined. The dark brown eyes are almond shaped. The tail is bushy, covered by abundant hair. At rest, it is held dropped, straight or slightly sword shaped, touching the hocks; when the dog is alert or it is in action, the tail is carried high.
Latest Carpathian Shepherd Dog :
The coat is rough, abundant and straight. The under coat is dense and soft. Except for the head and former faces of the limbs where the hair is short and flat, the hair is abundant on all over the body, of a medium length. On the neck, the posterior face of the limbs and on the tail the hair is longer, the abundance of hair in these regions being typical.Coat colors consists of sandy (wolfish), with various shades, more often lighter on the sides and darker over the body; sandy (wolfish) with white spots, preferably not too spread apart.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY :
The Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog was selected from an endemic breed present in the Carpatho-Danubian area. For centuries the principle criteria for selection has been utilisation, this dog having conserved its character intact to the present day.The first standard was written in 1934 by the National Institute of Zootechny. This standard was modified and updated in 1982, 1999 and 2001 by the Romanian Cynological Association. The Technical Committee of the R.C.A. adapted the standard on 30.03.2002 to conform to the model proposed by the F.C.I.
GENERAL APPEARANCE :
Relatively large-sized dog, agile, never heavy, the general appearance being that of a vigorous dog. The body is rectangular, the croup is broad, slightly sloping, the chest is large and deep, the shoulder long and slightly sloping. Sexual dimorphism is well defined, the males should be taller and stronger than the females.