Caucasian Ovcharka: A Breed For Your Home
History of Caucasian Shepherd Dogs:
This breed of dog is known by many names, including: Russian Caucasian Mountain Dogs, Caucasian Shepherd, Russian Caucasians, Russian Bear Dogs, and Russian Bear Hunting Dogs. But, no matter the name, they are an impressive sight.
Weighing between 130 and 180 pounds, full grown Caucasian Ovcharkas bring to mind a wild past. The sturdy build and long fur coats speak of cold weather and harsh terrain, like the mountains where this breed hails from.
It is believed that the Caucasian Ovcharka has been around since ancient times. Used by the people of the Caucasas Mountains for herding livestock, guarding the home, and as bear hunting dogs, these large animals are built for work and a colder climate.
The Breed: Giant Dogs Come With Responsibility:
Russian Caucasian Mountain Dogs are a fairly low energy dog. That being said, they are fiercely loyal and are good protectors. For this reason special care should be taken to train these dogs properly so that they are safe. This is a guardian breed and should never be taken lightly.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are independent, smart, self-confident, and fierce when a threat is detected. Professional training starting at 7-8 months is highly recommended.
For exercise, walking and hiking is enough for this dog. It is recommended that the dogs be walked and exercised in a fenced-in yard due to the size and strength.
The best home for these dogs will have a large yard and a family that is willing to work on training and obedience, as well as spend time playing with this furry family member.
Below is a photo of what a breeding male is capable of. Our King Solomon did this when Queen of Sheba came into heat.
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