Guidelines for Breeders
- All cattle should be of good Galloway type – correct gait, level back, not too small
- Specific characteristics of white belt critical to maintaining breed standard
- Must have complete belt all the way round the middle
- Belt must extend from forelegs to hing legs yet not reach shoulder
- No black spots on belt hair
- No white hairs on any other part of body
All bulls must be inspected by a member of the Society’s panel before registration. The Society reserves the right to inspect females at its discretion.
- Aim to buy from a breeder with an established track record.
- Bulls should have a good mouth, (not undershot) with a fairly wide muzzle
- Pay attention to feet and locomotion. Legs and hocks should be clean.
- Bulls should be tall in stature, well-muscled and powerful.
- The forehead should be wide, not too long from eye to muzzle, with wide nostrils and broad, forward-pointing ears.
- Avoid bad temperament
- Testicles should hang evenly and have a good scrotal circumference
- ABSOLUTELY NO WHITE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE BELT, WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETE, WITH NO SPOTS ON THE HAIR.
- Females should be well-proportioned, not too small in stature, with a level back and good width between the hocks.
- Coat should be “mossy” underneath, with good covering of long outer hair. Black, with brownish tinge.
- Udder should not be too large, and should be well set on with well-placed teats of medium length.
- Legs straight and fairly short.
- Head should be more feminine, with bright eye, good mouth and ears well set.
- Locomotion important – gait should be even with feet well placed on the ground.
- Plenty depth to the body, fine and straight shoulders and deep, well-sprung ribs.
- A complete belt, free from hair spots, extending from the foreleg to the hind leg. No white hair anywhere else, although good quality females with a little white below the dew claw may be allowed to enter the appendix scheme for grading up.