The Belgian Malinois
02 Mar 2013
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General appearance, use
Essence: harmonious built dog of medium proportions, smart, tough and accustomed to living outdoors, able to resist the seasonal inclement weather and frequent climatic fluctuations in the world.
By the harmony of its shape and its high head carriage,
the Belgian Malinois
should give the impression of an elegant strength which has become an inheritance of the representatives of these outbred working breed.
In addition to the innate skill at guarding flocks, it also possesses the highly prized qualities of an excellent guard dog . He is, if necessary, without hesitation, a stubborn and passionate defender of his master.
He is alert and aware, and be lively and inquiring glance a sign of intelligence.
Head: The head is carved characteristic, not excessively long, sinewy, skull and muzzle are roughly equal in length, the fishing may be longer by a little more than what the overall picture gives an expression of perfection.
Nose: Black, with open nostrils.
Muzzle: Medium and towards the nose gradually tapering. The nose straight, seen from the side it runs parallel to the end line. Trap opening big and wide.
Lips: Thin, tight and strongly pigmented. The red of the mucous membranes must not be visible.
Cheeks: dry muscled, fairly flat, but good.
Teeth: The jaws are filled with strong, regular white teeth that are inserted deep into the well trained pines. Scissor bite, ie. The incisors of the upper jaw slide like scissors on the incisors of the lower jaw and superimpose them easily, without losing contact The superposition of the free edges of the incisors is tolerated, this level bite is preferred by the shepherds.
Stop: Moderate, but formed recognizable.
Eyebrows: Not above. The catcher must have under the eyes easily recognizable depressions.
Skull: Of medium width and in good proportion to the length of the head. The forehead is flat rather than rounded, slightly marked center line, seen from the side, the front line runs parallel to the bridge.
Eyes:. Medium size, neither protruding nor sunken, slightly almond-shaped, brownish color, as dark as possible The eyelids are rimmed in black. The view is straight, alert, smart and inquisitive.
Ears: Set high, triangular and clearly borne erect, suitable in size. The ear cups are well rounded at the base.
Neck: Well deposed, well muscled, slightly elongated, toward shoulders broadening to. Without dewlap.
Neck: Slightly bent.
Forequarters: Strong bones, dry and strong muscles.
Shoulders: The shoulder blades are long, sloping, flat and form the necessary angle to the upper arm to the elbow grant free movement.
Upper arms: They should just move in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the body.
Forearm: Long and well muscled.
Pastern: Strong and short, the joints are dry and without a trace of rickets.
Feet: Rounded, toes well arched and tight, pads firm and elastic, dark and strong claws.
Body: It is powerful without being heavy, the length of the body in the male equivalent (measured from point of shoulder to buttocks) about the withers. The bitch may be slightly longer.
Brisket: Seen from the front slightly wide, but may not work closely.
Chest: moderately broad, but should be as deep as in all animals with great endurance. The thorax is formed in the upper part of well sprung ribs.
Withers: pronounced clearly.
Top line (back and loins): Straight, broad and strongly muscled.
Belly: Moderately developed, neither raised nor falling windhundart strength, in a harmonious verlängernd.Kruppe rounding the lower chest line: Very slightly sloping, not overly broad.
Hindquarters: Strong without clumsiness, but must move in the same plane as the front hand position perpendicular to the ground.
Thighs: Broad and muscular. The knee joint is approximately vertically below the hip joint.
Lower thigh: Long, broad, muscular, angled the ankle enough, but not overdone. The hocks should be broad as deep and well muscled. Seen from behind they should be perfectly parallel.
Hock: Solid and short. Dewclaws are not desirable.
Feet: Rounded to slightly oval, arched toes and well-knit, pads thick and springy; nails dark and strong.
Tail: It is well set, at the base of thick, medium length, the In action is raised and the deflection at, in the rest it is carried down to the level of the ankle on its end a curved backwards peak becomes more pronounced, they may never form a hook or deviate.
Mask: You have the upper and lower lips, corners of the lips and eyelids enclose in the uniform black zone.
Color: In Tervueren: The fawn with black overlay (fauve Charbonne) remains the most natural and the other tints is preferred. The fawn must be rich, neither light nor washed. All dogs whose shade does not match the desired intensity is excluded from the value note exquisite and even less they can raise to a CAC / CACIB or to reserve title claim.
In the Malinois (Melchener): Only fawn with black overlay allowed and black mask.
In the Groenendael: Only solid black allowed.
In the Laekenois (Lakense): fawn with traces of black overlay means mainly on the muzzle and tail. Some white on the chest and toes is permissible.
Texture of hair
Hair is the Belgian Shepherd dogs of varying length, and plant structure. Therefore, this feature serves as an indicator to distinguish the different varieties of the breed. For all varieties the hair must be abundant, dense and well structured, with the undercoat, it will form an excellent protective coating.
SKIN: Elastic but taut the body. The visible mucous membranes are highly pigmented.
Size: The size you want is an average of 62 cm for males, 58 cm for females.
Tolerated deviation of 2 cm less, 4 cm more.
Gait The movement is lively, informal and so covering ground as possible. The Belgian Shepherd Dog is constantly in motion and seem tireless. In his spirited temperament, he tends to move in circles rather than in a straight line.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered with which the fault should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Character: Fearful or aggressive
Nose, lips and eyelids: traces of depigmentation
Bite: Easy undershot
Shoulders: Too steep
Hindquarters: Weak, straight angulations of hocks
Feet: Splayed toes
Tail: Too carried high, hook tail, tail sideways deviating
Coat: lack of undercoat
Color: gray, fawn, too little heat or washed; mask reverse.
Bite: Pronounced back or undershot. Absence of certain molars and the absence of a small premolars (PM1) directly behind the fangs is not considered in the evaluation. However causes the lack of 2 PM1 or other premolars, regardless of their position in the tooth row, awarding a worse value note. The absence of three premolars, has independently of their position in the dental arch, or the absence of 2 molars disqualified.
Ears: drooping ears may have been manipulated.
Tail: missing or docked tail, natural bobtail or docked tail radically.
Color: White markings on chest and toes than elsewhere. In Tervueren and Malinois: lack of mask.
Character: Threatening repellent or overly aggressive, as well as on nervous and timid dogs will be disqualified. In assessing people attach great importance to a peaceful and courageous behavior.
In a medium-sized dog of 62 cm at the withers:
Height at 62 cm
Body length (point of shoulder to buttock): 62 cm
Back length (withers to iliac crest): 41 cm
Chest (measured behind the elbows): at least 75 cm
Depth of chest: 31 cm
Distance from floor to chest: 31 cm
Head length: 25 cm
Length of muzzle: 12.5 to 13 cm