Breed standards

German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock Coat)

Breed standards are the official guidelines that describe the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential.

Last Updated: 08 Oct 2015

FCI Standard No166 dated 23 December 2010

Country of Origin:  Germany

Group:
Group 5 (Working Dogs)
History:
General:

The Standard of the German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock Coat) is exactly the same as the Standard of the German Shepherd Dog with the exception of the following:

[Please refer to the German Shepherd Dog standard for all other detail]

Characteristics:
Temperament:
Head And Skull:
Eyes:
Ear:
Mouth:
Neck:
Forequarters:
Body:
Hindquarters:
Feet:
Tail:
Gait/Movement:
Coat:

Long Stock Coat (Long Coat):

The top coat should be long, soft and not close fitting, with feathering on the ears and legs, bushy breeches and bushy tail forming flags below. It should be short on the head including the inside of the ears, the front side of the legs, on the feet and toes, it is longer and heavily coated on the neck, almost forming a mane. The hair lengthens on the back of the legs to the pasterns or hock joints; and on the back of the thighs it forms distinct breeching.

Colour:
Sizes:
Faults:

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.

[Please refer to the German Shepherd Dog standard for all other detail]

k) Long Stock Coat without undercoat.

Notes:

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