CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD DOG
As follows from its name, this breed of dog was bred in the Caucasus Mountains and was intended to protect the villages and settlements. In the USSR, Caucasian Shepherd Dogs were used to guard government institutions and industrial enterprises. Gradually, these dogs spread all around the world, including the United States, where they gained full recognition.
Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 99-154 lbs Lifespan: 10-12 years
Extremely muscular, strong, and athletic, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog (also called the Caucasian Mountain Dog) is recognizable due to his very characteristic head shape and appearance in general. These dogs have elongated bodies, which is why they seem somewhat disproportionate. The tail is adorned with long feathering and the nose is always black. Males are more massive and heavier than females. Comparable Breed: Tibetan Mastiff, Central Asian Shepherd Dog.
Caucasian Shepherd Dog very gently refers to the members of his family in every way showing them affection. Dogs of this breed are actively defended their territory and their home and are extremely wary of strangers and other dogs. It is balanced, stable and has a special insight breed. If the Caucasian Shepherd Dog something seems dangerous, you will immediately hear a warning growl and bark. Protect it or that it belongs to the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is ready to literally the speed of light, and nothing can stop her in this endeavor.
Coat / Care:
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is dressed in a luxurious, furry, two-layered coat which is excellent in protecting him from the most adverse weather conditions. The outer layer is tough and long. The undercoat is soft, dense and very pleasant to the touch. Depending on the length of the hair, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s coat is divided into three types: long, medium and short. In order to prevent the formation of tangles and mats, it is recommended to clean and thoroughly comb your pet. In order not to damage the protective qualities of the dog’s hair, bathing is permissible only occasionally, using a mild shampoo.
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to Hip Dysplasia. The Caucasian Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.
Weight / Height
The male Caucasian Shepherd dog breed’s height is around 26 – 28 inches and weighs around 120 and 154 pounds. Female Caucasian Shepherd dogs can reach a size from 25 – 27 inches and weighs between 99 and 130 pounds. Male Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are generally larger than females.
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog can be very stubborn. It is extremely important to socialize him at early age. Rough or heavy-handed methods are useless. Therefore, training should be conducted on the basis of justice, firmness, patience and reward.
A dog of this breed is not recommended for apartment living. Caucasian Shepherd Dogs thrive in the countryside, where they will have enough space for regular walks and work.