Caucasian Shepherds Canada
The strength and dedication of this dog has made it a popular working, police and guard dog throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union
The Caucasian Shepherd (Ovcharka) is the ideal livestock guardian. Allow them bond from a young age with the animal or herd they are protecting and they will fight off any predator, wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears or human. They will protect their family, but wary of strangers. Ideal for protecting your property!
The Caucasian Ovcharka is one of the oldest mastiff-type breeds, originating from the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It was used for centuries to guard flocks, kill wolves, hunt bears and protect properties against trespassers and thieves. Its type differs a little from region to region. The modern show class Caucasian dog is a hybrid of established Caucasian types and some lines of the Central Asian dog. The official standard of the Caucasian shepherd dog is fundamentally based on the Georgian shepherd dogs (Nagazi) that are the largest, muscularly built dogs with attractive long hair.
Caucasian Shepherd is a large, even-tempered dog with a powerful and muscular body, bear-look face, deeply set oval dark eyes, round-shaped cropped ears and low carried long tail. It has a thick and water resistant double coat in shades of gray, brindle, yellow, rust, red or white. The coat may be longer or shorter depending on the region the dog comes from.