Carea Castellano Manchego

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Carea Castellano Manchego
Other namesCarea Manchego
Carea Castellano
OriginCastilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Carea Castellano Manchego is a breed of dog originating in Castilla-La Mancha, (Spain).


General Appearance and Character[edit]

Rustic, balanced, obedient and intuitive dog. It is used for herd management, to those who feel an innate attraction.


Medium / small size, well proportioned and slightly longer than tall, (ratio 1.1 to 1).

Height at withers[edit]

43–49 cm for males and from 42 to 48 cm females.


12 to 18 kg. in males and 10 to 16 kg. in females.


The most abundant is the black with clear-creams areas on the inside of the limbs, lower area of the same, region of the perineum, lower end of the tail, as well as in front of the chest, back of the ears and much in the face, throat and nose (except the black muzzle, and, occasionally, the distal area of both jaws, especially in young animals, which can be dark). The light spots culminate on the eye sockets and form, in its lower expression, the so-called "four eyes" and, when enlarged to merge with those of the face, the group become renamed "mask" or "glasses". This coat also carries a variable amount of white and / or gray hairs that can be very isolated and thoroughly mixed with the blacks, resulting in the latter case, exemplaries called "piñanos" or "cenizos". Also, in some animals it complete the combination to join to them wafers or cinnamon hairs, resulting to coats "atabacadas". Is completed this variety of color with the presence, in some cases, of small white spots on the feet, chest and, less commonly, in the head and / or throat and / or nose. There are also bicolor or tricolor dogs with "four eyes" and "mask" in which is replaced the black above-described by chocolate brown.

There are, finally, monocolor animals, although with shades in different parts of the body and in some cases, small white spots as described for the preceding color varieties. These coats are, from the very light cream until the cinnamon, never go to the brown.


The hair is smooth or sparsely wavy, thick and rough to the touch; after reaching its peak, it remains unchanged. In the dogs of shortest coat, this reaches its maximum length (3–4 cm.) in the neck, area of the withers, back, rear, abdomen, fringed of the thighs and tail. In the head and the rest of the body it is shorter. It have heavy undercoat in cold months and lacking in the warmer months.


Pulling thick; fitting without folds.


Divergent craniofacial lines. Proportioned to the rest of the body. The relationship between the length of the skull and the muzzle is 3-2 (between 1.47 and 1 and 1.48 to 1). - Skull: subconvex in its whole, but rather flat at the top; longer than wide; with a groove at the front. Marked occipital bone and significant brow ridges. - Depression fronto-nasal (stop): well defined; but not exaggerated. - Muzzle: little evolved forms. Light. Upper profile straight. - Nose: straight; median; of black color on animals of dark or pigmented coat and wholly or partly brown in some individuals with light hair. - Lips: pulling thick. Adjusted. No hanging nor the upper nor lower; not the corners. Pigmented. The palate also pigmented in the dogs with dark hair and in some of clear coat. - Teeth: good size. White. Complete denture. Scissor bite. - Ears: medium-sized, triangular and set high. Bent down and with a fold more, inward and back, which makes them take a position resting of semi-pink, becoming pink when in action. - Eyes: medium size; almond; oblique with respect to the anterior skull; brown or amber with varied tonalities. Serene look at rest and lively when paying attention.


Slightly elongated; vigorous and agile. - Withers: Marked. - Back: Straight. - Loin: Slightly arched, forming a gently undulating with the back. - Croup: Robust. Mid inclination. In its upper reaches the same or higher height than on the cross. - Chest: Broad and deep; but not above the level of the elbows. The ribs appreciably arched. . Belly and flanks: Belly moderately tucked. The line between the chest and the belly is not too curved, but tends to righteousness. flanks marked.


Intermediate insertion and medium length. Its end often coincides with the hock and, if not, does not reach or exceeds by close. Bearing, at rest, is low. The bottom is curved in saber or hook. When aroused, the tail is carried high; but not curled over the back.


The natural rate is the short trot. But pastoral needs require the dog to travel many times at step. Similarly exercise two forms of gallop, corresponding to the service that is commanded: smooth gallop and laid gallop.[1]


  • Exposición Internacional Canina de Castilla-La Mancha.


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