Bergamasco Shepherd October 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm











Cane da Pastore Bergamasco (lit. Bergamskiego Shepherd Dog – from the city of Bergamo , Italy ) is an almost perfect dog that meets the desire to have scary -looking dog , as large ( females 56 cm + / – 2 cm, dogs 60 cm + / – 2 cm) , but does not require time-consuming maintenance. For this smart , dedicated , stróżującego , and all very safe , because his respect for the man will not let him hostile to him, the dog guards and guards it , but not ” perform judgments ” . As if that were not enough , this is a dog who particularly loves children and really cares for them , it is also the perfect companion of man. Bergamasco and it is very sensitive to heat, which the owner can give him , if he loves with dedication and generosity . Bergamasco is an ancient Italian breed usable , with abundant coat all over the body and does not need more treatments , is to remain in its natural state . Not to be brushed. Dreadlocks are formed around the age of the dog and grow between the length of the age. They have to be wider than in other breeds ” cord extension ” as Pula, or Komondorów . With age they become exotic , even ” knock ” with its beauty and originality.


A former race dogs guarding flocks spread in the Italian Alps . Particularly numerous in the Bergamo area , known for the intensive rearing of sheep.


Bergamasco is a dog of medium size, with a natural , rustic appearance, proportion and solidly built . The whole body is covered with hair . Body inscribed in a square , the overall impression of balance , harmony and naturalness . No part of the body should not give the impression that it is exaggerated , or not sufficiently developed.


Length of the body , measured from the most forward projecting point of the shoulder joint ( connecting shoulder and arm ) at the end of the buttock is equal to the height at the withers ( the trunk is so square) . Tolerated , though this is not desired, the deviation of no more than a 1 to 2 cm. Head length is 4/10 of the height at the withers. Depth of chest must be 50 % of the height at the withers.


The task Bergamasco is chased and defend the herd, makes them ideal for the alertness and ability to concentrate and balance . It is easy to learn , and its definitely in combination with care and dog tags patience make him a perfect guard dog and companion , successfully performing all sorts of tasks . It is firmly attached to the man .


Length of muzzle equal to length of the skull , the head of parallel lines , it seems great. It is covered with a dry , well -fitting leather that can not form folds or wrinkles.


Broad and slightly curved between the ears , slightly rounded and broad forehead . Lines that parallel the length of the skull the same as the length of the muzzle. Skull width can not be greater , as half the length of the head. The forehead is slightly curved , so when viewed from the front or from the side , the zygomatic arches are clear . Frontal furrow marked, the occipital protuberance clear and conspicuous.

Stop :

Pronounced , but marked above all by the convexity of the forehead, eyebrows pronounced and highly developed nasal and frontal bones .



Gradually tapering to an end – the side lines , viewed from above , are slightly convergent, but not so that the muzzle was pointed , is quite blunt . Length of the muzzle is equal to the length of the skull . Muzzle width measured in the middle of its length , extends approximately half the length and the depth not to be less than half the length . The topline of the muzzle should be straight . The bottom line should be fixed jaw and lips not . Quite difficult to determine the position of the corner of the lips, but that it should be more or less on the vertical line passing through the outer corner of the eye. The lower edge of the jaw is almost straight .Lips: Fine , very large , separate to himself and only cover the teeth . The banks are well pigmented lips .Teeth: The jaws are well developed, especially the mandible . Teeth white , large , regularly spaced , teeth complete . Scissor bite .Cheeks: Few clear .Eyes: Large , the iris of a brown , a darker or lighter shade , depending on what color . Set well forward , are an expression of mild and alert. Eye opening slightly oval shape . Slightly slanting eyes – an imaginary longitudinal axis of the eye was built about 15 degrees from the horizontal. Eyelids close fitting , with black edges , very long eyelashes , supporting the hair falling in his eyes .Ears: High set , partially collapsed – roughly one third of the length. When the dog is , raises some of the basics. A triangular shape and a length of 11 to 13 cm , a width of 6.5 to 8 cm. Broad at the base , they reach the rear edge of the place where the head connects with the neck, and the front half of the skull. The end of the ear slightly rounded , hair on the ears is soft and slightly wavy at the ends forming fringes .


The upper edge of the neck slightly arched neck a little shorter than the head and it is not more , as 80 % of its length. Neck circumference , measured at mid-length , should be at least twice the length. Skin fitting, without dewlap . Neck covered with thick hair .



Withers clearly distinguished from the straight line of the back . Loin little arched , slightly sloping croup .Withers: High and long. The neck flows smoothly into the trunk .Back: Episode chest straight, well muscled and broad , length about 30 % of the height at the withers , smoothly changes in lumbar vertebrae, and this – in the rump . Length of the lumbar approximately 20% of the height at the withers , so it is clearly shorter than the thoracic . Width equal to the length of the loin should be well muscled.Croup : Strong , broad, well-muscled and sloping at an angle of 30 % to the horizontal , the width between the tumors of the hip should be 1/7 of the height at the withers.


Roomy , with a curved bridge , reaching to the elbow . Chest , measured behind the elbows , is 25% greater than the height at the withers, and its diameter must be 30 % of that amount . Depth of chest is 50 % of the height at the withers.


Strong and thick at the base , tapering , covered with goat , slightly wavy hair . Tail length is 60-65 % of the height at the withers, without difficulty reaching the hocks when abandoned , but it is better that he was a little shorter. The rest is shaped sword , because it is easy for the first 1/3 the length and bent at the last third . In a move the dog waving it like a flag.


Front legs :

Seen from the front and side are simple, and the length from the ground to the elbow is 50 % of the height at the withers , in harmony with the size of the dog.Shoulders: Well built and massive, heavily muscled. Blade length is slightly more than 1/4 height at the withers , 15 to 17 cm . It is inclined at an angle of 60-70 degrees to the horizontal. Shoulders : Well muscled , with strong bones, 30% of the length of the dog’s shoulder , inclined at an angle of 60-70 degrees to the horizontal. The angle between the blade and arm bones varies between 105 to 125 degrees.


Must be set parallel to the center line of the trunk , in a vertical line, extending from the withers to the base. The angle between the arm and the radius bone of the forearm is 150-155 degrees. The whole leg , from the elbow, covered with a rich , long and thick hair , pozbijanym in clumps.Forearm: Vertical , length of at least an arm’s length , with strong bones and strong muscles .

Wrists :

Dry , moving , with a distinct bone- grained . Protrudes forward a little in front of the limb.

Pastern :

Dry and flexible , viewed from the front lines are on the limbs , seen from the side is set slightly obliquely .Feet: Oval ( hare ) , a compact and well- arched toes . The nails are strong , arched and dark , pads strong and dark .

Hind legs :

As a whole, proportional to the size of the dog , set parallel to each other .

Thighs :

Long , broad, well-muscled , so that their surface is slightly convex . Length will be about 30% of the height at the withers and its width 3/4 length. Angle , which creates the thigh to the pelvis , is 100-105 degrees.

Lower thigh:

Strong boned , dry , well- trained muscles . Lower leg length is approximately one third of the height at the withers and its inclination relative to the horizontal line – 55 degrees.

Stifle :

No turning neither outside nor inside. The angle between the femur and tibia of about 130-135 degrees.Hock: The lateral surfaces must be wide and the distance from hock to ground is no less than 25 % of the height at the withers. Angle of the hock is from 140 to 145 degrees.

Hock :

Its length , measured from the heel bone to the foot , the same as the distance from the ground ankle . When measuring only metatarsal , it is about 15 % of the height at the withers. Must be set vertically . Dewclaws should be removed.Feet: Same as the front .


Step long and free , the most desirable form of movement is quite long , balanced trot . Thanks to its structure, the dog can easily enter into a gallop , which may persist for quite a considerable distance.


Tight fitting over the whole body , delicate, especially on the ears and front legs. It does not create wrinkles on the head or dewlap . Mucous membranes and black haw .

Fur :

An extremely abundant, very long, shaped differently for different parts of the body . Rough coat , goat , especially in front of the body . From the middle of the chest across the back of the torso , and in all limbs, hair – depending on age – either forms or has formed a drooping web. The hair on the head is not so rough, covered his eyes. On the limbs, the hair creates evenly spaced strands , falling downwards, so that the front of the dog looks like one mass of hair. The rump and hind legs thick webs cover the whole surface . The undercoat is short and dense, so that the skin is not visible, and greasy to the touch. See the best dog tags that you can buy in the UK. contact


Uniformly gray or gray patches in different shades , from the lightest to almost black . Acceptable shades of beige and tan . Colour uniformly black acceptable provided that it is not black or pure or shiny. Unacceptable color white and white markings tolerated , if not exceed one fifth surface.


Height at the withers: Ideal for dogs 60 cm with a tolerance of 2 cm in both directions , females 56 cm with the same tolerance .Weight: Dogs: 32-38 kg , females: 26-32 kg


All departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault , resulting in a corresponding reduction in the assessment. Equally faulty is a dog with very little overhead, as well as one that constantly moves pacing .Cons negative culture : Convex or concave profile . Pronounced overbite . Binocular squint . Nose incompletely pigmented . Height above or below the standard . Curled tail .


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