Berger Himalayen

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Tibet
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Himalayan Sheep Dog
Bhutia
Bhutan Shepherd Dog
Bhutan Herder
Bhutia Sheepdog
Bjop Chi

Brief historical summary

Intermediate-sized, powerful dog with strong bones. Standing upright, he should look good, with his compact, robust body without being massive, and his beautiful bushy tail turned over. Reserved by nature. Wonderful shepherding and guarding instincts. Usually sleeps during the day and keeps watch at night.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Medium-sized, rather flat on top.
Stop
Not very pronounced.

Facial region

Nose
Black.
Lips
Full but tight.
Jaws and teeth
Scissor bite, powerful jaw.
Eyes
Not prominent, reddish-brown.
Ears
Triangular shape, rounded tips, medium length, hanging ears, ears held high.

Body

Body
Powerful and compact.
Back
Powerful, medium length.
Chest
Deep and well sprung.

Tail

Thick, bushy and of medium length.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Vertical.
Shoulders
Sloping.
Pastern
Slightly sloping.

Hindquarters

Generality
Powerful and well muscled.
Stifle
Stifle angle sufficiently closed.
Hock
Well let down.

Coat

Hair
Long and hard with thick undercoat.
Colour
Black, Black and Tan, golden and cream; white patch on chest of a black or golden dog is permissible. A little white on the toes is permitted but not desirable.

Size and weight

Height at withers
53 to 61 cm for males and 46 to 58 cm for females.
Weight
30 to 35 kg for the male and 25 to 30 kg for the female.

Faults

• 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

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