Standard Mioritic Romanian Shepherd

ORIGIN: Romania

UTILIZATION: Excellent herding dog, incorruptible guardian and marvelous companion dog.

CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle dogs without).

Section 1.1 Sheepdogs.

Without working trial.

BACKGROUND: Mioritic Shepherd was selected from an existing natural breed in the Carpathians, the main reason being utility. Thanks to vigorous appearance, this breed has many fanciers in Romania.

The standard was drafted by the Romanian Kennel Club in 1981. RCA Technical Commission adapted and revised the Standard on March 29, 2002, in accordance with the FCI model established in Jerusalem.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: A large dog but never heavy, vigorous and spectacular. The hair is long and abundant on the head, his body and limbs.Males are taller and stronger than females.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Length of body / height at withers 11: 10. Depth of chest should be about 50% of the height at the withers. The muzzle is slightly shorter than the skull.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: A calm and stable dog. A good herd dog, very courageous and efficient fighter against possible animals prey (bear, wolf, lynx).Wary of strangers. He likes children.

HEAD: Strong, solid, important in relation to the body.


Skull: The width, slightly domed. The upper profiles of the skull and muzzle are almost parallel. Seen from the front is slightly domed top. Zygomatic arches are less marked. Occipital protuberance is well marked.

Stop: Not too pronounced.

Dentition: now is the accepted scissor.


Nose: Broad, well developed, black.

Muzzle: A little shorter than the skull, well developed, tapering progressively towards the nose but never pointed, strong jaw.

Lips: Thick, tight, strongly pigmented.

Jaws / Teeth: Jaws strong, complete dentition, strong, healthy, white teeth, well planted, scissor bite.

Cheeks: Not prominent.

Eyes: The size, oblique, hazel, dark brown or slightly lighter, never yellow. Well pigmented eyelids. Expression calm and intelligent.

Ears: Relatively high, in the form of "V" with the tip slightly rounded, 10-15 cm long, hanging close to cheeks: cropping forbidden.

NECK: Moderate length, broad and strong, without dewlap.

BODY: Well developed.

Topline: Straight and solid.

Withers: Moderately defined.

Rear: Horizontal, strong and muscular.

Loin: Long, wide and very muscular.

Croup: Muscled and moderately sloping towards the tail.

Chest: Broad, not too long, depth being approximately half the height at withers, well sprung ribs.

Underline: Slightly high, but is not really tuck (Greyhound type).

TAIL: Set up. At rest is carried hanging, reaching or hock, the dog is alert or in action, is carried high, slightly curved, sometimes above the topline but never curled over the back. Docking is forbidden.



Overview: Viewed from the front or in more upright.

Shoulder: Moderate length, oblique, very muscular and well attached. Scapula-humerus about 100-105 °.

Arm: length, very muscular.

Elbows: Close to the body, turning neither in or out.

Forearm: Sufficiently long, strong and muscular.

Carp: Firm.

Pastern: Seen in profile is slightly tilted.

Feet: Oval, compact and massive, toes tight and arched, nails ash-gray color.


Overview: Very muscular and strong, straight and parallel seen from behind.Angulation slightly open.

Upper thigh: Long, broad and very muscular.

Stifle: The femur-tibial angle is about 105-110 °.

Lower thigh: Sufficiently long, muscled with good bone.

Hocks: Moderate height, strong, well angulated, turning neither in nor out.

Metatarsus: Not too long, robust and almost vertical, seen in profile. This dewclaws should not be penalized.

Feet: Slightly longer than previous ones.

MOVEMENT: Harmonious, supple, well-coordinated, strong and easy. Trot is preferred. The gallop is sustained and balanced.

SKIN: Thick, tight fitting and well pigmented.


HAIR: The coat is abundant head and body, harsh texture, straight and minimum length. 10 cm. The undercoat is dense and supple, light colored. On the limbs, hair shorter. The tail is well furnished.


Uniform colors: Dogs completely white or gray.

Coat Baltic Fund should be white with well defined black or gray.


Height at withers: Males: minimum 70 cm, 75 cm ideal

Females: minimum 65 cm, ideal height 70 cm

Weight: In proportion to the size.

FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing that a defect will be penalized according to severity of irregularity.

- Copy obese or too thin;

- Overweight (more than 8 cm);

- Tail curled over the back, tail ring;

- Absence of teeth, other than P1;

- Elbows turned in or out

- Slow motion;


- Sexual characters not sufficiently marked

- Expression atypical;

- Eyes round, prominent;

- Wall eye (squinting)

- Erect ears;

- Curly coat or texture other than described in the standard;

- Topline sagging;

- Feet, turned or out (or cagneux panard);

- Hind angulation too open;

- Hocks cow;

- Pete tiger.


- Aggressive or overly shy

- Subject atypical;

- Lack of incisors or canines;

- Undershot or higher;

- Albinism;

- Atypical pigmentation;

- Tail amputated;

- Tail absent;

- Height at withers below 68 cm for males;

- Height at withers below 63 cm for females;

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

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

This standard was reviewed by representatives of FCI, Dl.Raymond Triquet and Dl.Bernard Denis, Gura Humor in August 22, 2004.

Commissions F.C.I. Standards and Science approved this standard in their meetings held on 18.19 in September 2004 in Sarlat, France.

General Committee F.C.I. approved this standard at the meeting held on 10 soundproofing, November 11. Kyoto, Japan.

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