Buldogue Campeiro

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

Origin
Brazil
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

Brief historical summary

The Bulldog Campeiro has its origins in the Bulldogs that came to Brazil with European immigrants in the 17th century. They were used to capture wild cattle in hostile environments.

General appearance

Bulldogs have a powerful, broad constitution, demonstrating strength and agility. The Bulldog Campeiro is an extremely hardy dog, with no health problems in common with the English Bulldog. The English Bulldog and the Bulldog Campeiro are two breeds with distinct functions. The English has a wonderful appearance and is a social dog. The Campeiro is a guard and working dog.

Behaviour / temperament

The Campeiro is an extremely versatile dog, with excellent guarding and fighting qualities. It is extremely loyal to its owner and follows him like a shadow, appreciating the people who are part of its daily life and being very courageous. He's easy to adapt to, barks little, is calm, wary and jealous. He's very friendly with children (we've never seen a Bulldog Campeiro bite a child).

Head

Cranial region

Head
Broad, with strong jaws.
Skull
Sufficiently broad.

Facial region

Muzzle
Short and broad, approximately 1/3 the length of the skull. Not as short as the current English Bulldog, nor as long as the Bullmastif.
Lips
Slightly pendulous, with rounded cheeks.
Jaws and teeth
Strong teeth with accentuated prognathism.
Eyes
Oval, as dark as possible.
Ears
Small, hanging or carried back, set high.

Neck

Moderate length, very strong.

Body

Back
Moderately short, with an ascending line to the croup.
Chest
Ample, of notable thickness. Well sprung ribs.

Tail

Normally, the Bulldog Campeiro is born without a tail or with a short one. Occasionally, some puppies are born with a long tail that exceeds the height of the hock, in which case it must be amputated.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Vigorous.
Shoulders
Broad, muscular and oblique.
Upper arm
Slightly turned outwards.
Forearm
Well developed, slightly sloping, with strong, straight bones.

Hindquarters

Generality
Muscular.
Upper thigh
Well developed, indicating vigor and strength.
Lower thigh
Slightly turned outwards.
Hock
Moderately angulated.

Coat

Hair
Smooth, medium texture (neither too soft nor too hard). Short coat.
Colour
All colors are permitted, with a predominance of golden or tabby, solid or with white. We've already seen dogs with totally white coats (this color is harmful because of the sun). On the other hand, we've never yet seen a totally black dog.

Size and weight

Height at withers
The ideal height varies between 48 and 58 cm.
Weight
Approximately 35-45 kg.

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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