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F.C.I. Standard No. 58 /05.05.2003/



USES: Originally a guard and pulling dog, today also a companion, protector and family dog.

FCI RESERVATION: Group II: Pinschers and Beardies, Molossi, Swiss Mountain Dogs and other breeds, Section 3 Swiss Mountain Dogs. Without a working test.

In 1908, on the occasion of the jubilee exhibition for the 25th. On the anniversary of the Swiss Kennel Club (SKG), two short-haired Bernese Mountain Dogs were presented to the great advocate of Swiss Mountain Dogs, Prof. Albert Heim, for evaluation. He recognized in them an old, almost extinct breed – the large shepherd or butcher dog, whose ancestors had been bred and bred as butchers, guard dogs and draught dogs in Central Europe. In 1909 the SKG recognized the breed as a separate breed and entered it in the Swiss Dog Stud Book (Volume 12) In 1912 the “Club of Large Swiss Shepherd Dogs” was founded for the purpose of development and purebred breeding of the breed. Up to 5. On February 1939 the breed standard was published for the first time through the FCI. Today, thanks to its calm and reliable nature, the Large Swiss Shepherd Dog is bred and kept as a family dog in other European countries.

Tricolour, stocky dog with strong bone and well muscled. Despite its height and weight, it is characterized by endurance and agility. The sexual characteristics between the dog and the bitch are distinct.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:torso length (measured from tip of sternum to ischial tuberosity) : withers height = 10 : 9chest depth : withers height = 1 : 2length of top of head : length of muzzle = 1 : 1width of skull : width of muzzle = 2 : 1

Confident, attentive, alert and fearless in everyday situations, good-natured and loyal to familiar persons, confident towards strangers, of medium temperament.

To the body correspondingly strong, but not heavy. The head of the dog is thicker than the head of the bitch.

TOP OF HEAD:Skull: flat and broad. From the beginning of the forehead, the median groove runs to the end of the skull.Stop: Not very pronounced.

COVER PART:Black.Slipper: Thick, longer rather than deep, not pointed at the top and sides. Dorsum of nose straight without median groove.Lips: Slightly shaped, close-fitting; black pigmented. Jaw, teeth: Strong jaw. Complete, strong and regular scissor bite. Absence of two teeth (premolar 1 and/or premolar 2) tolerated. M3 (molars 3) not considered.Eyes: Medium-sized, almond-shaped, not deeply set or convex, hazel to chestnut-brown. Bright, friendly expression. Eyelids well-fitting, darkly pigmented.Ears: Medium sized, triangular in shape and set quite high. Flat-fitting when at rest, erect forward when attentive. Outside and inside richly furred.

Strong, muscular, rather stocky. No lobe.

Slightly longer than tap height.Back: Slightly long, strong and straight.Loins: Wide and strongly muscled.Croup: Long and broad, falling in a slight arch. Chest: Strong, broad, reaching to the elbow joints. Thorax circular-ovate in cross-section, neither flat nor barrel-shaped. Forechest well developed.Underline and abdomen: Abdomen and groin slightly drawn in.

Set in harmonious continuation of the crosses, rather heavy, reaching to the heel joint; at rest drooping, carried higher and slightly rounded in the stretch and movement, but never curved, or carried overturned to the back.

CHESTQUARTERS:General: straight and parallel when viewed from the front, rather wide stance.SHOULDER: Shoulder blade long, strong, oblique, close fitting and well muscled, forming a not too obtuse angle with the shoulder.Forearm: Strong-boned, straight.Thumb: Strong, in front view a direct continuation of the forearm, in side view almost perpendicular.

PELVIC LIMBS:General: straight and not too narrowly set limbs, forehead and paws are not turned in or out when viewed from behind. Wolf claws must be removed, except in countries where the removal of wolf claws is strictly forbidden.Thigh: Fairly long, thigh wide and well muscled.Knee joint: Distinctly bluntly angulated.Calf: Relatively long.Heel joint: Strong and well angulated.

Strong, straight-headed, with closely fitting, well-arched toes and strong claws.

Spacious, even in all types of movement, marked free movement forward with a pronounced sweep of the hindquarters, at the trot when viewed from the front and rear, visibly straight line of limbs.

A hard coat with a dense, medium-length covering and a thick, dark grey to black undercoat. The short covering coat predominates over the undercoat.

Typical tricolour. Base colour black with symmetrical reddish brown tan and white markings. The reddish brown is found between the black and white markings on the cheeks, above the eyes, on the inside of the ear, on the sides of the chest, on all four legs and on the underside of the tail. White markings are found on the head (gape and muzzle), throat and chest (unbroken), on the paws and on the tip of the tail. A band of black must remain between the hairline and the reddish brown markings above the eyes. A white patch on the neck (nape) or a white collar is tolerated.

Tap heightPsi: 65 – 72 cmHips: 60 – 68 cm

Any deviation from these points shall be assessed as an error. Its value shall be in proportion to the degree of deviation and having regard to its severity.

  • insecure behaviour
  • missing teeth, more than 2 premolars (PM1 and/or PM2). M3 is not taken into account. Tick bite.
  • light-coloured eyes, insufficiently closed eyelids
  • hairstyle
    • a translucent yellowish brown or light grey undercoat
    • impure colour
  • drawing errors:
    • missing head drawing, too wide hairline
    • white drawing on the muzzle, which clearly extends beyond the corners of the lips
    • a white boot that extends higher than the wrist or heel joint.
    • strikingly asymmetrical drawing

EXCLUDING DEFECTS:severe character defects (fearfulness or aggressiveness)underbite, overbite, crossed bitectropium, entropiumone or both blue eyes (icy eye)short coat with missing undercoatlong coatabsence of tri-colouringother base colour than black

Dogs that exhibit obvious physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

Dogs must have two apparently normally developed testicles that are descended into the scrotum.