Breed Standard of Kintamani Bali Dog

Kintamani Bali Dog
Based on No. SKEP : 017/PP/III/2012
tanggal 12 Maret 2012

ORIGIN:  Republic of Indonesia.
   Sukawana, a village in a district of Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali Province.

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18.02.2006, revised on 30.01.2012


CLASSIFICATION FCI:      Group 5 Spitz and primitive type.
                                                Section 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds.

The Kintamani dog is a common household pet in Indonesia. This breed is native to the village of Sukawana in the district of Kintamani in Bali. The Kintamani Bali comes from the region of mountains, vulcanos, and forest. In 1985, the collaboration of Veterinary Medicine Study Program of Udayana University with the Kintamani Bali Dog Club of Bali (Pantrab) held its first dog show in Bali. After that, the Kintamani Bali Dog became very popular through Indonesia. Many dog lovers brought several dogs to Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung and Solo. Kintamani Bali Dog is used for companion. The KINTAMANI BALI DOG took on the name of the region where it was originated.

The Kintamani Bali Dog is a medium-sized and well proportioned dog. It has good appearance with bold personality.

The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 10:11.
The length of head, i.e. the length between occiput and tip of nose is quarter of body length.

Bold, intelligent, gentle and  loyal to the family. The breed is easy to train.

HEAD: Length of skull and muzzle is equal.

Cranial Region
Skull; The forehead is broad and wedge shaped.
Stop; Moderate.

Facial Region
Nose; Board and well developed. Black to brownish black. Grey colour is permitted.
Muzzle; Strong, wedge-shaped and tapering with u-shaped under-jaw.
Lips; Tight, fully cover-up the under-jaw and dark pigmented.
Jaws / Teeth; Scissor bite and complete dentition of 42 teeth; 20 teeth on upper jaw and 22 teeth on the lower jaw.
Cheeks; Relatively well developed.
Eyes; Oval-shaped; well set-in horizontally at the level of stop on the V-shape line forming from the two ear-tip to center of the nose. Eyes colour are black and brown, pigmented eyes lid, others eyes colours are considered as undesirable, no pigment eyes lid is a disqualification.
Ears; Fully erect and triangular in shaped, round-tip and facing front, biscuit colour at edge of the ears. Set slightly below the top of skull and far apart. Full erected ears are a MUST after 12 months of age, drop-ears at 12 months of age and older are disqualify.

Well set into the body, strong, well developed muscular, without dewlap.


Topline; level.
Withers; Well developed and smooth floating from the neck.
Back; Straight and strong.
Loin; Broad and muscular.
Chest; Well developed.
Brisket; Moderately sprung rib cage, and depth to elbow.
Belly; Well tacked up

Set in low, below on the center of croup and angulated out 45’ degrees from the top-line. With full feathered coat, ideal shape is curved upward moderately. Full curled but not drop below the top-line is allow but undesirable, thin coat and curled-tail drops below the top-line is a disqualify fault.


FOREQUARTERS; Shoulder and upper arm are equal in length, Height to elbow is half height at withers, and parallel when view from front.
Shoulders; Well-layback.
Upperarm; Broad and strongly muscular.
Elbows; Tight.
Forearms; Straight and parallel.
Carpus; Broad.
Pastern (Metacarpus); Straight.
Feet; The toes are close set, compact, and round in shape.

HINDQUARTERS; Well developed, strong and moderately angulated. Parallel when viewed from the rear.
Upper Thigh; Broad.
Stifle (Knee); Moderated angulated, never be too close to the paracentral part of the body.
Lower Thigh; Strong and muscular.
Hocks; Medium length and perpendicular to the ground.
Metatarsus; Broad and flat as viewed from the side.

Thick, semi-circular, arched and tight.

Resilient and light.

Double-coat; soft under-coat is relatively short and harsh outer-coat is medium length along the sides of body. The neck and withers are surrounded with long harsh outer-coat. Full-feathered tail.

The longer-length outer coat around the neck is called “BADONG”, and forms a ruff around the neck. The longer coat at withers which extend around the back is called BULU GUMBA, “BADONG” and “BULU GUMBA” is more visible on the males rather than the females.

White with biscuit coloured ear-edge is preferred.  White without biscuit coloured ear-edge is allowed but undesirable .

BADONG”is a BALINESE word meaning longer coat at the back of ears and around neck.
BULU GUMBA” is a BALINESE word meaning longer hair at withers and extended around the back.

Dogs:  45 – 55 cm at withers.  Ideal weight is 15kgs to 17kgs.
Bitches: 40 – 50 cm at withers.  Ideal weight 13kgs to 15kgs.

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.

·      Overshot or undershot.
·      Ears not erect at 12 months and older.
·      Curled-tail with thin coat and drops below the top-line.