Standard - Brazilian Bandog
The modern incarnation of the Brazilian Bandog is a recently created protection breed, developed by crossing the American Pit Bull Terrier with the Fila Brasileiro and the English Bullmastiff, but a small percentage of Tosa Inu blood has admittedly been used as well. After experimenting with breeds such as the Weimaraner, Bullterrier, Boxer, Patterdale Terrier and others early in the programme, the creator of the Brazilian Bandogge settled on the use of the best available representatives of true rural Cabeçudo-style Filas, imported Staff Bull Terrier and working lines of the Bullmastiff breed. This powerful bandog is an extremely territorial and aggressive property guardian and personal protection dog, being more agile, as well as more driven than the Brazilian Mastiff. Intended to be the ultimate property protector and farm dog, this Molosser has a strong "ojeriza" instinct and very little tolerance for strangers, but is devoted to its master and gentle with children it shares the home with. The Bandog Brasileiro is primarily a working dog, but it can also make an amenable companion for experienced and responsible owners. This rugged bandog has been recognized as a rare breed by the OREBA registry in the United States.
GENERAL APPEARANCE - Compact structure, powerfully built, meaning: strong boned, good muscular development, broad and deep chest, giving the impression of power. The tasks in guarding are to hit and down a man. The breed must have 2 lines of size and weight, lightness, especially in the bitches, and other heaviness, especially in the males.
TEMPERAMENT - A fearless adversary to anyone who threatens his master or property. Friendliness with other animals and dogs is common.It responds very well to commands and does not constantly seek to establish dominance over the human members of its family, as many of the larger working dogs tend to do.Display a definite preference for its family, children included, but it is not a dog that gets along very well with a visitor to the home if his master is not present.
HEAD - The head is broad, large and ranges from square to slightly roundish with some wrinkling when interested, but not in repose. The head is flat when viewed from the front, wide apart with a noticeable fair furrow on the forehead.
SKULL - The circumference of the skull should be approximately the height of the dog measured at the withers. Around the skull at the ears: 20-27 inches. Proportional from the nose (Muzzle) to stop and from the stop to occiput.
MOUTH - Slightly undershot or pincer bite preferred. Any bad mouth formation should be penalized in selecting a stud dog in the hope that this may effect an improvement. The jaw is powerful. The breed must have 2 lines of bite, range to slightly undershot to scissors bite or even, but all sort of types with canines insert proximal to normal bite with teeth never overshot.
MUZZLE - It is power full with large open nostrils, slightly short its desirable but no required. The muzzle is deep and broad, showing more Mastiff than Bulldog quality.
Size will depend on the dogs genetics and the job it is required to.
DRIVES - Guardian, Hunting, “Farm Work” and Extreme Sport together also any hard work drive is required.
BODY - Much more typical of the Compact “Mastiffs/Mastins” with a structure of a giant Pit-bull, also retains a good deal of the agility passed on to it by the Pit-bull.
COLOR - “A good dog cannot be a bad color”. Different colors mixed. Most common colors are: yellowish or sandy grey, any brindle color, black, golden fawn, fawn and red. Other colors are allowed too. Red nose and black nose.
COAT - Short, close and medium fine.
EARS - Preference to a small to big size and hanging.
NECK - Very strong, muscular and robust.
EYES - Dark preferable, but may bear some relation to coat color.
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.
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