Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic

Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic


ORIGIN

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FCI
Romania.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
09.06.2015.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Excellent herding dog, incorruptible guardian and marvellous companion.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 1Sheepdogs and Cattledogs
Section 1Sheepdogs
Without working trial

UKC
Herding Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Jennifer Mulholland and Raymond Triquet.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog was selected from a natural breed of the Carpathian mountains, the principle reason being utility. This breed has many fanciers in Romania because of its vigorous appearance.
The standard was drafted by the Romanian Cynological Association in 1981. The Technical Commission of the R.C.A. adapted and revised the Standard on 29.03.2002 to conform to the F.C.I model established in Jerusalem.
UKC
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog was developed in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania for use as a herd guard dog. The breed has many admirers in its native land. The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog was recognized by the United Kennel Club July 1, 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A large dog but never heavy; vigorous and spectacular. The coat is long and well furnished on the head, all of the body and the limbs. Males are taller and stronger than females.
UKC
A large, long-coated dog, with a vigorous appearance. Never heavy or cumbersome, with the males being larger and stronger than the females.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI

The length of the body / height at withers 11 10.
The depth of chest should be approximately half of the height at the withers.
The muzzle is slightly shorter than the skull.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
A calm and stable dog. A good herd dog, very courageous and efficient fighter against possible animals prey (bear, wolf, lynx). Wary of strangers. He likes children.
UKC
Calm and stable, this breed is a capable guard and a courageous fighter against predators such as bear, wolf and lynx. Wary of strangers, but very good with children.

HEAD

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UKC
Moderately wide, with nearly parallel planes of the skull and muzzle and a stop that is not pronounced.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Moderate width, slightly domed. The upper profiles of the skull and muzzle are almost parallel. Seen from the front the upper line is slightly domed. The zygomatic arches are only slightly defined. Occipital protuberance well defined.
UKC
Slightly domed, with a well-defined occipital protuberance.

Stop

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FCI
Not too pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Wide, well developed, black.
UKC
Wide and black.

Muzzle

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FCI
A little shorter than the skull; well developed, tapering progressively towards the nose but never pointed; strong underjaw.
UKC
A little shorter than the skull, tapering in width from the eyes to the nose, but never pointed. The lips are thick and tight and fully pigmented.

Lips

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FCI
Thick, tight, strongly pigmented.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Powerful jaws; complete dentition, strong and healthy with well set white teeth; scissor bite.
UKC
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Not protruding.

Eyes

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FCI
Moderate size, oblique; the colour is hazel, dark brown or slightly lighter, never yellow. Eyelids well pigmented. Calm and intelligent expression.
UKC
Moderate size, obliquely set and hazel or brown in color, never yellow. Expression is calm and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
Relatively high set, “V” shaped with the tip slightly rounded, 10-15 cm long, hanging closely to the cheeks; cropping forbidden.
UKC
Fairly high set, V-shaped with rounded tips, folded and hanging close to the cheeks. The ears should be between four and six inches in length.

NECK

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FCI
Moderate length, broad and powerful, without dewlap.
UKC
Moderate in length, strong and powerful, without dewlap.

BODY

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FCI
Well developed.
UKC
Longer than tall in a ratio of 11:10. The chest is deep and broad, and the ribs are well sprung. The back is firm and the topline is level to the croup, which slopes slightly to the set on of the tail. Loin is fairly long, wide and muscular.

Topline

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FCI
Straight and solid.

Withers

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FCI
Moderately defined.

Back

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FCI
Horizontal, strong and muscled.

Loin

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FCI
Moderately long, wide and very muscular.

Croup

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FCI
Muscled and moderately sloping towards the base of the tail.

Chest

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FCI
Not too long, broad, depth being approximately half of the height at the withers, ribs well sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slight tuck up without being whippety.

TAIL

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FCI
High set-on. At rest, it is carried hanging, reaching or lower than the hock; when the dog is alert or in action, the tail is carried higher, slightly curved, sometimes above the topline but never curled over the back. Docking is forbidden.
UKC
Set high, long enough to reach the hock, carried low in repose and higher and slightly curved when the dog is alert or on the move. Never curled over the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Upright, seen from the front or the side.
UKC
Moderate length and angulation of the shoulder blade and upper arm, which are heavily muscled and closely attached to the ribcage.

Shoulder

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FCI
Moderate length, oblique, very muscular and well attached. The scapula-humerus angle is approximately 100°-105°.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Moderate length, well muscled.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to the body, turning neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Fairly long, straight, with closely held elbows and short, slightly sloping pasterns. Length of leg from elbow to ground is half the height at the withers.

Forearm

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FCI
Sufficiently long, powerful and muscled.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Firm.

Pastern

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FCI
Slightly sloping seen from the side.

FEET

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UKC
Large and oval, with tight, well-arched toes and ash gray nails.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval, compact and massive, toes are tight and arched, nails ash-grey colour.

Hind feet

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FCI
Slightly longer than the front feet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Very muscular and powerful, straight and parallel seen from behind. Angulations only slightly open.
UKC
Very strong and powerful with moderate angulation at the hip and stifle.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, broad and very muscular.

Stifle

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FCI
The femur-tibial angle is approximately 100°-105°.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
Thighs are long, broad and strongly boned. The hocks are well bent and the rear pasterns are perpendicular to the ground. Dewclaws on the rear legs are not penalized. Seen from behind, the legs are straight and parallel.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Sufficiently long, muscled with good bone.

Hock

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FCI
Moderate height, strong, well bent, turning neither in nor out.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Not too long, robust and almost vertical, seen from the side. The presence of dewclaws should not be penalized.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Harmonious, free, well coordinated, powerful and effortless. The trot is preferred. The gallop is sustained and balanced.
UKC
At a trot, the gait is harmonious, free, well coordinated and effortless.

SKIN

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FCI
Thick, tight fitting and well pigmented.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
The coat is abundant on the head and body, harsh texture, straight and minimum length of 10 cm. The undercoat is more dense and supple and of a lighter colour. On the limbs the coat is shorter. The tail is well furnished.
UKC
Straight, abundant, harsh and a minimum length of 4 inches on the head and body. On the legs, the coat is shorter. The tail is well furnished. The undercoat is very thick and a lighter color than the outer coat.

COLOUR

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FCI

Piebald: The ground colour must be white with well defined black or grey markings.
Solid colours: Solid white or solid grey.
UKC
Solid white, solid gray or piebald. If piebald, the ground color must be white with well defined black or gray markings.

SIZE

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UKC
For males, minimum height is 27½ inches, ideal height is 29½ inches. For females, minimum height is 25½ inches, ideal height is 27½ inches. Weight is in proportion to size.

Height at withers

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FCI

Male minimum 70 cm – ideal height 75 cm.
Female minimum 65 cm - ideal height 70 cm.

Weight

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FCI
In proportion to the size.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Overweight or weak subject.
Tail curled or carried in a ring.
Absence of teeth, other than PM1.
Elbows turned in or out.
Heavy gait.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

Sexual characters not sufficiently marked.
Untypical expression.
Round, protruding eyes.
Wall eye.
Erect ears.
Coat too short (less than 8 cm).
Curly coat or of a texture other than described in the standard.
Topline sagging, arched or dipping.
Spreading feet, turned out or in.
Rear limbs angulation too open.
Cowhocks.
Presence of brindle markings.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Untypical subject.
Absence of incisives or canines.
Overshot or undershot.
Albinism.
Naturally absent or naturally short tail.
Docked tail.
Height at the withers less than 68 cm for males.
Height at the withers less than 63 cm for females.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

(An Eliminating Fault is a Fault serious enough that it eliminates the dog from obtaining any awards in a conformation event.) Adult dogs under minimum height.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot or overshot. Missing canines or incisors. Natural bob or docked tail.
Teeth: Undershot or overshot. Missing canines or incisors.
Tail: Natural bob or docked tail.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.