All about Cimarrón Uruguayo
Although the Cimarrón Uruguayo is domiciled in Uruguay, its origin remains a matter of considerable doubt.
However, to dispel the uncertainty that surrounds its origin some dog historians have fronted the idea that it was
first introduced by the Spanish conquerors in the 15th century. It is therefore believed to have descended from the
dogs of these conquerors. Since then, the dogs have bred especially in the countryside and because of careful
breeding, the more agile and strong breeds have arisen, and this is only part of its little known heritage.
Many residents in the farming zones have domesticated Cimarrón
Uruguayo breed. These dogs have attained immense popularity among the cattle herding population and also in
many estates because of their value. They have assumed the responsibilities of security and guardian dogs as
well as hunting and their performance is quite impressive. This breed has a somewhat balanced temperament. It
is a very intelligent dog with courageous predisposition not inclined to savagery.
With regard to appearance, the Cimarrón Uruguayo breed is medium sized with strong
muscular limbs and bones. It also has a compact and agile body. The skull also appears to be quite wide than its
length with a well pronounced occiput. Generally, the nose is broad and black in color. The skin on the mouth
hangs loosely. Its jaws are well formed and hold powerful, sharp, and strong teeth. Both upper and lower incisors
overlap in the jaws.
In addition, the Cimarrón Uruguayo breed has moderate cheeks and its eyes are
almond shaped and medium sized which gives an expression which appears to be inquisitive in all intents. The
triangular ears are also medium sized and set with moderate firmness and can be cropped to improve their appearance
if it is desirable. Cimarrón Uruguayo has been noted for their short muzzles. Proportionally, the height from the
elbow is the same as that elbow to withers while the height at withers equivalent to that of croup. The neck is
also well muscled though medium in length.
Cimarrón Uruguayo has oval shaped and well arched toes supported by strong pads.
The hind and forequarters quarters and thighs are well developed and muscled with the hind seeming straight when
observed from behind. Its tails is medium set and extends to the hock and is normally down when resting but in
motion raised upwards. It also has a deep broad and well developed chest which extends to the elbow.
This breed has thick supple skin. The fur is short and smooth and also closely
attached to the body. On average, the male breeds may be range in height from 55-58 cm and weigh anything between
38-45 kg, while the females height 58-61 cm and weight range 33-41kg. Generally, the males are taller and heavier
than female breeds. Cimarron Uruguayo moves about with relative ease. The front limbs have a good reach with
equally good drive behind. The breed also has parallel legs when observed from back and front views and they
streamline when they move faster.