Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 230 (28. VIII. 1967 r.)

Many authors, trying to derive the current dog breeds from some ancient ancestors, it dates back to Assyrian and Sumerian sculptures, and from the then molossians it goes to the Tibetan Great Dane. From it, in turn, draws a lot, if not all races of long-haired giants. How much is it in reality, and how many fantastic assumptions, it will probably never settle down. It is a fact, that in the last century and in the first quarter of this century, sporadically they were brought by zoos or by travelers.

These dogs were quite different types, and because neither in their homeland has a pattern been established, nor has any country adopted this race, The FCI tried to fill this gap by announcing the pattern. Practically, however, these dogs very rarely appear at shows, and the pattern is given because the race is often referred to as the forefather of many others.

General impression. A strong dog with a heavy bone. Teachable and restrained; good watchman. Facial expression serious, but kind.

Head. Wide, massive. Mouth of the Mastiff type, but lighter than him. The bite is perfectly even. Strong jaws. Brown eyes, medium size. Pendulous ears, medium long, smooth, heart-shaped. They are set on the sides of the head, in the attention directed to the front.

Neck. Strong, strong neck.

Torso. Compact, but not heavy. Deep chest, loins strong.

Front limbs. Shoulders strong and well set. Straight limbs with strong joints. Feathers.

Hindquarters. Hocks set low, well angulated. Big pants at the back. Smooth paws, wide, strong and compact.

Tail. Set high, folded over the back to the side, very thick and fluffy.

Robe. Long, straight with dense, heavy lining.

Ointment. Black and tan and gold.

Increase. Height at the withers: dog 60-70 cm, like 56-61 cm.

Chody. Slow and steady movements.