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TRANSLATION: Jorge Nallem, in collaboration with Raymond Triquet, Renee Spore Willes and Jennifer Mulholland.



ORIGIN: Uruguay


UTILIZATION: Excellent for herding, big game hunting and guard.



Group 2  Pinschers and Schnauzers,

Molossoid breeds, Swiss

Mountain and Cattle dogs.


Section 2.1 Molossoid, Dogue type.

Without working trial.


BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The origin of the CIMARRÓN URUGUAYO is uncertain. It is known to be descended from the dogs introduced by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors.

These dogs left in the country crossed among themselves. Natural selection had as a result that only the fitter, the stronger and cleverer individuals survived. This is how the Cimarrón was born.

The inhabitants of the time, recognizing the value of these dogs, domesticated them and progressively began to use them successfully as guards of their estates and as herding dogs in their daily work with cattle.


  • Height at withers: length = 10 : 11

  • Height at withers equal to height at croup.

  • Muzzle only slightly shorter than skull.

  • Height to elbow same as from elbow to withers.


GENERAL APPEARANCE: The CIMARRÓN URUGUAYO is a medium sized dog of dogue type, strong, compact, with good bones, well muscled and agile.


TEMPERAMENT /BEHAVIOUR: Balanced, intelligent and of great courage.





Skull: Wider than long. Occiput slightly pronounced.

Stop: Moderate



Nose: Broad, black or in accordance with coat color.

Muzzle: Powerful.  Medium width, only slightly shorter than skull.

Lips: Upper lip covers lower lip but are not hanging.

Jaws/Teeth: Jaws strong, powerful. Teeth strong, well aligned, preferably complete bite, allowing absence of PM1. Scissor bite,
i.e. upper incisors closely overlapping the lower incisors and set square to the jaws.

Cheeks: Well developed but not bulging.

Eyes: Medium size, almond shape, with inquisitive expression. Any shade of brown and in accordance with coat color, the darker the better. Eyelids tightly fitting eye ball and fully pigmented.

Ears: Medium size, set neither too high nor too low, triangular, drooping but not close to the cheeks or in rose shape. Traditionally cropped in country of origin.


NECK: Strong, well muscled, not too long.



Top line:  Level or with a slight depression behind the withers.

Withers: Well defined.

Loin: Short, strong, slightly arched.

Croup: Of good length, broad, sloping at 30º on the horizontal. Its height is the same as the height of the withers.

Chest: Deep,reaching at least to the elbow. Broad and well developed. Ribs well sprung, but not barrel shaped. Forechest well defined.


TAIL: Thick, medium set. Reaching the hock. At rest carried low. In motion carried horizontally or slightly upward.




FOREQUARTERS:  viewed from the front, straight and parallel.

Shoulder blade: Well laid back.

Upper arms: Same length as the shoulder blades.

Elbows: Neither turned in nor out.

Forearms: Straight. Strong bone.

Metacarpus(Pasterns): Seen from the side, slightly sloping

Front feet: Oval shaped, well-knit toes. With strongpads


HINDQUARTERS: Well muscled and powerful, seen from behind straight and parallel.

Upper thighs: Well developed

Stifles: Well angulated.

Metatarsus (RearPasterns):  Firm, of medium length. 

Hind feet:  Cat feet, strong pads.



GAIT / MOVEMENT: Effortless. With good reach in front and good drive behind. In movement, seen from the front and from behind, the legs are parallel, single tracking when speed increases. 


SKIN: Thick and supple.



HAIR: Short, smooth, close to the body, with undercoat. Long hair will disqualify


COLOUR: Brindle or all shades of fawn, the latter may have black shadings. Also bluish brindle and bluish fawn, all with or without mask. White marks are allowed in the following places: under jaw, the throat, fore chest, abdomen and lower part of legs not exceeding up the wrist or half way up the metatarsus.




Height at withers:          Dogs: 58 to 61cm (2cm.  Tolerance)

                                        Bitch: 55 to 58cm (2cm.   Tolerance)


Weight:                 Dogs             38 – 45 kg.

                              Bitches         33 – 40 kg.



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.

• Lips excessively pendulous at corners.

• Excessive dewlap.

• Cheeks too prominent.



• White markings with the exception of those mentioned above.

• Clear departure from the important proportions.

• Absence of sexual dimorphism.

• Size under or over the stipulated height (including the tolerance).

• Sloping topline.



• Aggressive or overly shy dogs.

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.

• Clear lack of type.

• Undershot.

• Overshot.

• Unpigmented nose.

• Long hair.

• Genetic brown (chocolate) coat colour, in fawns or brindles with nose and gums brown and light eyes.

• Any colour not mentioned




N.B. 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 use for breeding.


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