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Uruguayan cimarron

GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Cimarrón Uruguayo is a molosse type dog, of medium height, strong, compact, well boned, muscular and agile.

Personality:  agile and  muscular.

Energy Level : Very Active.  

Good with children:  Yes.


Good with other dogs:  With supervision.


Grooming:  Seasonal.


Life Expectancy : 12-15  years old.

Bark level:  Moderate.


The origin of the “Cimarrón Uruguayo” is uncertain. It is known that he descends from the dogs introduced by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors. The Cimarrón Uruguayo was born from the crossing of these abandoned dogs in the country and from a natural selection where only the fittest, astute and strong survived. The inhabitants of the time, recognizing the value of these dogs, tamed them and progressively began to use them very productively as guardians of their establishments and in daily work with livestock.

Country of Origin: Uruguay.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  He is balanced, sagacious, and of great courage.



Skull: Wider than long; slightly accentuated occiput.


Stop: Moderate.




Nose: Broad and black.


Muzzle: Powerful. medium wide, only slightly shorter than the skull.  


Jaws and  Teeth: Jaws strong, powerful. Strong, aligned and complete denture. Scissor bite (the front of the lower incisors fits vertically with the back of the upper incisors).


Cheeks: Well developed, without being too prominent.


Eyes: Medium in size, almond shaped. With an inquisitive look. Any shade of brown and according to coat color, the darker the better. Eyelids adhered and fully pigmented.totally pigmented.


Ears: Of medium size and medium set, triangular, falling laterally, and set aside from the cheeks. They can be cut in a rounded shape, similar to the ear of the cougar and not exceeding half their length (except in countries where the cropping of the ears is prohibited by law).


NECK: Strong, muscular and not too long.




Topline: Flat or lightly sealed. The height at the withers is equal to the height at the croup.


Withers: Well defined.


Loin: Short, strong and slightly convex.


Croup: Of good length and width. Inclined at 30° to the horizontal line. Its height is equal to the height at the withers.


Chest: Deep, reaching at least to the level of the elbows. Wide and well developed. Ribs well sprung, not barrel-shaped. Well defined forearm.


TAIL: Thick and of medium set. Its length should reach the hock. At rest it is carried low; in motion rises horizontally or slightly upwards.




FOREQUARTERS: Seen from the front, they are straight and parallel.

Shoulders: Well laid back.


Arms: Of equal length to the shoulder blades.


Elbows: They do not show deviations either inwards or outwards.


Forearms: Straight, with strong bones.


Pasterns: In profile, slightly inclined.


Feet: Oval, with toes close together and strong pads.


HINDQUARTERS: Muscular and powerful. Viewed from behind, parallel.


Thighs: Well developed.


Knees: With good angulation.

Metatarsals: Firm, of medium length. Paws: Cat. Strong pads.


  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: Effortless, with good ground coverage, good reach of the forelegs and good propulsion of the hindquarters. The limbs move in a parallel fashion, approaching a midline as speed increases.


SKIN: Thick and elastic.


  • COAT


Hair: Short, smooth, close to the body and with undercoat. Long hair is a qualifying foul.


COLOR: Brindle or bay in all its shades, with or without mask. Bays can be encrusted. White spots are allowed in the following regions: lower jaw, lower neck, chest, belly and lower limbs.


SIZE:  Height at the withers: Males - 58 to 61 cm (with a tolerance of 2 cm). Females - 55 to 58 cm (with a tolerance of 2 cm).


WEIGHT: Males - 38 to 45 Kg. Females - 33 to 40 Kg. Skull should be flat and of moderate width, gradually decreasing in width towards the eyes and narrowing towards the muzzle.

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well being of the dog.  



• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Atypical dogs.

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