Breeds of dogs “The row of San Miguel”

Weight of the row of San Miguel
Male: Between 25 Kg and 35 Kg
Female: Between 20 and 30 Kg

On the row of San Miguel

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
Dog boyero native of San Miguel Island, in the Azores. He is also known as «Cow dog». Its history is linked to the dog of Terceira, today disappeared. The existence of the row of San Miguel has been documented since the beginning of the 19th century.

The row of San Miguel

GENERAL APPEARANCE:
Robust and rustic.

PROPORTION:
• Slightly longer than high.

TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOR:
Dog boyero par excellence, is also a good guard dog people and properties.
Temperament very marked with strangers but docile with his master. Very intelligent and very responsive. In the exercise of its functions as a cattle driver takes care of not hurting the udders of cows. However, when it comes to livestock in flight displays more rigour.

HEAD:
Strong, with longitudinal axes of skull and muzzle parallel.

CRANIAL REGION:
Skull: Broad, square-shaped. Slightly convex top, little apparent occipital Protuberance.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal: Pronounced.

FACIAL REGION:
Truffle: Wide, black.
Snout: Nasal cane straight, slightly shorter in length that the skull. Slightly rounded side faces.
Lips: Well pigmented, overlapping and firm. Slightly rounded lower profile.
JAWS: Very powerful and well developed, adjusting correctly. Well wide mouth.
Teeth: Complete denture with scissor or pincer articulation.
Eyes: Of shape oval, expressive, placed slightly sunken and horizontal, medium-sized. Dark brown colour.
Ears: Inserted on the level of the eyes; When aren’t amputated, are of medium size, triangular and falls without touching the cheeks.
In countries in which the amputation is not prohibited, they are cropped with rounded tips.

NECK:
Straight, strong and of medium length. Well inserted in the shoulders. Without jowl.

BODY:
Strong, well muscled with ample backsplash.
Chest: Wide and low well.
Back: Straight.
Lomo: Long medium, wide and well muscled.
Grupa: Of average in relation to body length, slightly higher than the cross.
Bottom line: The lower profile is ascendant, belly and flanks well proportioned in relation to the body.

TAIL:
High, thick, average and slightly curved long insertion. Amputated in the 2nd or 3rd vertebra in the countries where the tail amputation is not prohibited.

LIMBS

FORMER MEMBERS:
Strong, reasonably placed separate and straight.
Shoulders: Escápulo-humeral angle slightly open.
Arm:Strong, well muscled and medium length.
Forearm: Thick and well muscled.
Carpus: Strong.
Metacarpus: Strong, of medium length.
Previous foot: Oval-shaped, with fingers and strong fingernails.

LATER MEMBERS:
Strong and reasonably separate.
Thighs: Long, muscular, open coxo-femoral angle.
Legs: Muscular and medium length.
Metatarsus: Of average length. You can submit Spurs.
Rear foot: Oval-shaped, with strong, not too arched toes. Strong nails.

MOVEMENT:
Free and loose. In its motion, the dog presents a slight rocking in the hindlimbs.

SKIN:
Thick and pigmented.

HAIR:
Short, smooth, dense, rough texture. It presents some fringes on the tail, in the anal region and in the back of the members.

COLOR:
Beige, beige carbonado, grey, ranging from light colors to dark; always Fawn; allows a white label on the front, and from the Chin to the chest; You can have small white markings on feet earlier, later or four toes.

SIZE AND WEIGHT
Height to the cross: Males: 50-60 cm
Females: 48-58 cm.

Weight: Male: 25-35 kg,
Female: 20-30 kg.

FAULTS:
Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness of it is considered to the extent of the deviation to the standard and its effect on the health and welfare of the dog.

SEVERE FAULTS:
• Head: Axes of the skull and muzzle converging.
• JAWS: Mild upper or lower prognathism.

QUALIFYING OFFENCES:
• Dog aggressive or too fearful.
• Axes of the skull and the divergent snout.
• Severe upper or lower prognathism.

Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

NOTE:
Males should be two appear normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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