Babrees Desert Orchid Via Caoilta Age: 2 years, Owned By: Pam O' Loughlin

FCI-Standard N°273 / 16. 06. 1999 / GB


ORIGIN : Israel.


UTILIZATION : Watch- and security Dog.


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CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group 5            Spitz and primitive                    type.
                                               Section 6          Primitive type.
                                               Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : A medium sized, well balanced, strong and square dog resembling the wild dog type.  Strong distinction between the sexes.

BEHAVIOUR /TEMPERAMENT : Alert, quick to react, distrustful of strangers, strongly defensive but not naturally aggressive.  Vigilant not only against man but other animals as well.  Extraordinarily devoted and amenable to training.

HEAD : Well proportioned, blunt wedge shape of medium length, appearing broader due to low set ears.

Skull : Somewhat flattened.  Some width allowed in powerful male heads.
Stop : Shallow but defined.

Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Sturdy, of moderate length and breadth.
Lips : Tight.
Jaws / Teeth : Jaws should be strong.  Full dentition with scissor or level bite.
Eyes : Dark brown, slightly slanted, almond-shaped.  Dark rims essential.
Ears : Erect, relatively short and broad, slightly rounded at the tip and set low.

NECK : Muscular, of medium length.

BODY : Square.
Withers : Well developed.
Back : Level.
Loins : Muscular.
Chest : Deep and of moderate breadth.  Ribs well sprung.
Belly : Well tucked up.

TAIL : Set high, thick brush carried curled over the back.

LIMBS : Moderate angulations.  Balance is essential.

FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs perfectly straight.
Shoulders : Oblique and muscular.
Elbows : Close to the body.

Thighs : Strong, lightly feathered at the rearside.
Stifles : Well bent.
Hocks : Well let down.

FEET : Strong, round and cat-like with hard pads.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Quick, light and energetic trot.  Should demonstrate marked agility and stamina.  Correct movement is essential.


HAIR : Outer coat dense, harsh and straight, of short to medium length.  Undercoat close and profuse.

COLOUR : Sand to red-brown, white, black, or spotted, with or without mask.  If masked, mask must be symmetrical.  Black mask permitted on all colours.  White markings are permitted on all colours : « Boston Terrier » patterns are common.  Grey, brindle, black-and-tan, or tricolour are unacceptable.  Desert colours-sand, gold, red, cream- are most typical of the breed.

Size : Height at withers : 50-60 cm.
Males can be considerably larger than females.
Weight : 18-25 kg.

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.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

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

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ORIGIN: Israel

This native race of Palestine was known until little years ago only in its state of origin, but lately it is finding many estimative ones also in Europe and above all in the United States

Of medium-large ransom, with a body sturdy, but not massive it has a light skeleton with appiombi very straight, harmonic in the complex.
Height that goes from the 50 to the 60 centimeters for a weight that varies from the 18 to the 25 Kg.
The head has a burning expression marked the deep snout and with stop, tartufo dark and eyes to almond.
The orecchie are erected.
Ia tail comes high capacity.
The hair of medium hard length and straight with a discreet one sottopelo.
The colors are: Red tawny, sand white man, black, with great pezzature white women

This dog much ductile one and comes employed beyond that for it watches it of the flock and the things, also like dog from search of the wounded, like dog for Czechs and during the wars in Israel as to portalettere in the battlefields.


Devout person, combative, obedient and loving of the house, loving with the children.

Resistant dog to the diseases but not to the inclemencies because of the insufficient one sottopelo.

It goes fed in complete way, without to exaggerate, poich stretches to fatten.
Pu living to the open, but the evening above all when they begin the autumnal colds and during the winter would be better permettergli than to sleep in house.
It goes brushed once to the week using a carder and one brush of setole hard.