Bonitation and SVP
Bonitation is a set of measurements and tests that aims to evaluate the dog according to the breed standard. Bonitation is NOT a contest or championship, with which there are no first or second or last, but a study that encompasses the physical characteristics and behavior of each individual, which gives the individual an evaluation code. In no case does the beauty of the individual prevail in any way
Bonitation is always valued by an international judge of the FCI, who must be a specialist in the race and who has also been trained specifically to be able to correctly perform the trial of this test. All over the world there are very few judges who can perform bonitation officially.
There are two versions of bonitation, the Czech and the Slovak, with small differences, but both are official. The two clubs of origin recognize the evidence indistinctly. Doing one or the other does not depend on the country where it is carried out, but on the judge who is in charge of the test.
The minimum age to present dogs for bonitation is one and a half years for females and two years for males.
However there is a test for young people, dogs below that age, in which they do everything except the character test. The code obtained from the bonitation of young people is considered temporary, but the qualification can give us an idea of the future and final evaluation. Although the test is carried out as a young person, since it is temporary, the test is only valid when it is carried out as an adult.
Part 1. Measurements
Natural position in stopped.
Similar to the static position in dogshows. Some judges ask that the dog take it naturally, that is, you should NOT force the dog to adopt that position, just guide him to take that position.
The judge tries to observe the movement in a straight line, in a circle, walking and running. Similar to when the judge in a show tells you “up and down” and “turn around”, the movement of the dog in a straight line is evaluated by walking to and from the judge also to the front trot observing the judge the front and back, and the trot “lobero” in circumference, leaving the judge inside the circle, always keeping the dog in sight of it. Here the guide or “handler” will take the dog to his left, allowing the judge to fully observe the movement of the dog.
What is measured?
All really, front and back limbs, angulations, body structure, shape of the head, teeth, shape and position of eyes and ears, neck, position and tail size, mantle, color, genitals (in males).
Proportions, making 15 measurements in the dog with what they then calculate the body proportions and are compared with what the standard indicates:
- Height at the withers
- Oblique length of the body
- Thigh length
- Shin Length
- Length of the hock to the ground
- Length of the front leg to the elbow from the ground
- Metacarpal length
- Metacarpal circumference
- Chest circumference
- Chest depth
- Chest width
- Head width
- Head length
- Snout length
- Length of the ear