Caucasian Shepherd Dog

X-Large Size

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

This flock guard would protect its wards against wolves, coyotes and other dangers. The breed covered such a huge range across Caucasia that regional variations were inevitable, with two particular types emerging: the bulkier, heavier-coated mountain dog, and the lighter, shorter-coated steppe type.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone with a local wolf problem.

Not the best for ...

Most people! This dog needs skilled training and management – and a huge area to patrol. Unless you have your own vast mountain range and years of flock-guard experience, you're better off picking another breed.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

Russian Federation

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

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