Standard - Banter Bulldogge
The Banter Bulldogge should be a powerfully built, athletic, muscular mid-sized Bulldogge / Mastiff with minimal white. A strong working dog with a bully build, there legs still underneath them they are great guard dogs and hunters. This is keeping in a range that the banter, Bullenbeisser was believed to be when it was still around. Banter Bulldogges have a slight under bite and are mostly solid in color with minimal white and will compare to the old Molosser dogs of the area of banter that were known as the banter Bullenbeisser. Most of all they continue to be a working breed and should be proven at every opportunity.
HEAD - Square and muscular. The head should have a pronounced stop between skull and muzzle with the top of the skull mostly flat with strong muscular jaws.
MUZZLE - Bite should be slight under bite. Good strong teeth, with impressive canines. The muzzle should not be upturned therefore allowing un-restrained breathing.
EYES - Rounded almond eyes that are wide set with a wrinkled brow for a look of heavy concentration. Any color is acceptable.
NOSE - Balanced to muzzle, clean and free breathing. Black or dark red.
NECK - Well-muscled thick high neck blending into very muscular strong forelimbs.
CHEST - Impressive strong chest should come down to meet elbows. Should appear square and not overly exaggerated. Chest should have spring to it to allow for heavy intake of air.
BACK - Should have a slight arch with a high set tail. Well muscled above shoulders.
LEGS - Should not be "stubby" or "lanky" but have a nice balance of height compared to the length of the body to keep "Performance" in this breed. Front legs are muscular and well defined. Rear legs are very muscular for strong bouncing leaps and superior pulling power. The leg is slightly shorter than body is long. Rear should appear to be very square.
HEIGHT and WEIGHT - The Males 21-24 inches and weight should be 65 to 95 lbs. The Females 20-23 inches and weight should be 60 to 80 lbs.
COLOR - Fawn, black, red, brindle of all types, with or without black mask. All colors can posses various amounts of white up to 30%. The coat should be short and smooth.
EARS - Short either drop or rose. Ears may be cropped, of no major importance.
TAIL - Set low, thick at the root, tapering to a point. Tail should not curl over back. No Docking of the tail, it helps the dog balance so he can move while working.
USE - Weight pull, working, hunting, guard and companion.
TEMPERAMENT - Easy to train and very obedient. The Banter Bulldogge should be excellent with children and always loyal to its family. It is a good watchdog and will bark to alarm of danger or to scare off trespassers. Always ready to protect if necessary. They have a lower energy level indoors than out, however Banter Bulldogges do need to get a good workout or their energy can become built up. They are a ruff and tuff dog playing and are fine with other dogs as long as they have been properly socialized. A fun dog with its family always eager for play time and is smart enough to know when play time is over.
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