HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Campeiro Bulldog has its origin in the Bulldogs that came to Brazil brought by European immigrants since the 18th century. Due to the fact that cattle ranching is always strong in the southern region, Bulldogs were widely used to capture wild cattle that were raised in a hostile field environment and native forest. He took part in large troops always capturing the runaway ox. At the slaughterhouses he had an active participation, asked to hold a wild ox whenever necessary. Bulldogs for work had an almost natural selection, since those who were very short, had a disadvantage in traveling long distances and in not being able to pull while holding the ox. And those who, through crossings with another race, became very tall lost their grip instinct, the precision of their movements, besides being vulnerable to the onslaught of oxen with their kicking and horns. What was considered a good dog? The body should be strong. The broad head with strong jaws; the broad and strong snout, not short like that of the current Bulldog, nor as long as that of the Bullmastiff, so that it could bite and hold an ox regardless of weight. Dog with a vigilant and calm temperament, with a strong fighting spirit and companionship. This temperament would have to be so obstinate that it knew no limits and so controlled that it would always obey the drovers’ commands. Thus, “selected on the job” was born the BULLDOG CAMPEIRO. so, I could bite and hold an ox regardless of weight. Dog with a vigilant and calm temperament, with a strong fighting spirit and companionship. This temperament would have to be so obstinate that it knew no limits and so controlled that it would always obey the drovers’ commands. Thus, “selected on the job” was born the BULLDOG CAMPEIRO. so, I could bite and hold an ox regardless of weight. Dog with a vigilant and calm temperament, with a strong fighting spirit and companionship. This temperament would have to be so obstinate that it knew no limits and so controlled that it would always obey the drovers’ commands. Thus, “selected on the job” was born the BULLDOG CAMPEIRO.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Dog of powerful and broad constitution, indicating strength and agility. Almost square body shape. Vigorous, muscular limbs, with strong bones. Bulky head and broad chest. Imposing aspect. Viewed from above, it should be broad at the shoulders and comparatively narrow at the loin.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: The height at the withers should preferably be equal to the measured length from the withers until the insertion of the tail.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT: Versatile, with guardian characteristics. It stands out for its loyalty to its owner, tenacity and courage. His temperament is vigilant and calm, persevering, with a strong spirit of struggle and companionship. Very docile with children; it is an easily adaptable dog. Controllable, not shy, barks little, is easy.
HEAD: bulky with good cheeks; wide with strong jaws and with loose skin without excess wrinkles. The head circumference measure is, at least, in the same proportion of height and length for females and mandatorily greater in males.
Skull: Very broad, tall and slightly rounded, with strong musculature. Seen from the front, it forms a straight line between the ears, when in attention.
Stop: well defined.
Muzzle: Short, with a maximum of 1/3 and a minimum of 1/5 of the length of the skull. Wide under the eyes; thick with the lateral lines parallel to the tip of the nose; as square as possible when viewed from above.
Nose: Well formed, of good size and well pigmented.
Ears: small, hanging, triangular; high back inserts (in pink) are also accepted, as separate as possible from each other. When bent slightly towards the eyes, the length cannot exceed the inner corner of the eyeball.
Eyes: Oval, of medium size, cannot be deep or protruding. Preferably with well-pigmented eyelids. The color of the eyes, as dark as possible, ranging from brown to dark brown, in specimens with dark truffle. In red truffle specimens, lighter shades, light brown (honey color) are accepted. You should avoid droopy eyes that look like a “crybaby”.
Lips: Thick and drooping without too much, not exceeding the lower line of the jaw by more than 50% of the height of the snout along its entire length. The lip rhyme should be as pigmented as possible.
Bite: inferior prognathism, which should not exceed 3 cm.
Jaws: wide, solid and square. The lower should move beyond the upper and rise at the end of the jaw.
Teeth: Strong with canines well developed to grip and well-spaced from each other. Preference is given to incisors well aligned with canines. Apparent lower teeth are acceptable. Teething should be as complete as possible. Apparent canines, too many teeth and lack of P1 are tolerated.
Bite: inferior prognathism, which should not exceed 3 cm.
NECK: Strong, of moderate length, very muscular and of approximately the circumference of the skull, with loose skin that forms a dewlap which should not be excessive.
Back: Moderately short, straight, with a slightly sloping ascending line to the croup.
Chest: Of remarkable amplitude, almost round, the depth of which must reach the height of the elbows.
Ribs: Well sprung. Belly: Slightly tucked up. Croup: Slightly rounded.
TAIL: Set low, thick at the root, moderate in length and with a shifting line; broken naturally. Preference is given to the tail that does not exceed the distance from the insertion of the tail to the tip of the hock by two thirds in length.
PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Vigorous and muscular, with strong bones.
Shoulders: Broad, muscular and oblique. In relation to the horizontal it must be 45 °
while the scapulohumeral angulation must be less than 90 °.
Elbows: slightly away from the ribs, they are correctly directed forward, in a vertical line measured from the elbows to the ground, proportionally to the height.
Forearms: Well developed and with strong, straight bones.
Pasterns: Moderately angled.
Paws: are slightly turned outward with toes slightly apart and slightly arched.
HINDQUARTERS: Vigorous, muscular, with strong bones. Thighs: Well developed, indicating vigor and activity. Hocks: Slightly angled, parallel.
Paws: slightly turned outward with fingers slightly apart and arched; with thick and elastic pads.
GAIT / MOVEMENT: with balanced walking, keep the head in line with the back and the tail low. Its movement is typical; the balance of the body must be noticeable at the croup and ribs, while walking, keep the rear level but not firm. Its canter is fast, with great propulsion.
Hair: short, smooth, of medium texture, neither soft nor rough to the touch.
COLOR: all colors are accepted.
Ideal: males: 53 cm, females: 51 cm
males: from 35 kg to approximately 45 kg
females: from 30 kg to 40 kg approximately.
The height tolerance is 48cm to 58cm. The proportions of weight and height that give the specimen a vigorous appearance must be respected.
FAULTS: Any deviation from the terms of this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in the exact proportion of its severity and its effects on the dog’s health and well-being.
. apparent canines;
. more teeth;
. lack of P1;
. very high set ears;
. very short, narrow, very wide or long ears;
. atypical coat;
. very short neck;
. excessive anterior and posterior angulation;
. tail tip exceeding the height of the hock;
. neck without dewlap or with too much dewlap;
. blue eyes.
. round or very large eyes; bulging or two-colored eyes;
. prognathism greater than 3 cm;
. sealed, carved or descending back;
. weak, narrow, shallow chest;
. insufficient angulation of anterior and posterior;
. cow hocks;
. absence of inferior prognathism;
. mandible torsion;
. absence of canines; less incisors or absence of more than 2 molars;
. truffle with more than 1/4 depigmented;
. absence of angulation in the anterior and posterior;
. previous very long or very short, in “X” or arched;
. very heavy, difficult movement, with short steps or continuous camel pace;
. aggressiveness or excessive shyness.
males should have both testicles, normal in appearance, we’ll let down accommodated in the scrotum.
any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.