Caucasian Shepherd Dog
The Caucasian Ovcharka dog is a serious guardian breed and should never be taken lightly. The Caucasian is bold, fearless, self-confident and fierce when a threat is present, but he is soft, devoted, kind and endearing to his family, including other family pets.
Eye Color: Brown, Hazel
Coat Color: Brown, Tan, Red, Usually Mixed Coat
Length: Long to Short
Coat Density; medium to thick
Coat Textures: Soft & Fine Undercoat, Long & coarse Topcoat
Male: Weight (110-220 lb) Height (28-30 in)
Female: Weight(100-180 lb) Height (26-28 in)
The Ovcharka is a guardian breed with a serious and protective temperament. Although he has an innate distrust of strangers, he’s gentle toward people he knows. The Ovcharka is incredibly loyal to his family — but fierce in their defense. However, when there’s nothing to guard against, he’s laidback and compliant, expressing a sweet attitude toward his loved ones. This intelligent dog has an independent nature, so you need to train him with patience, firmness, and consistency — never use harsh words or heavy-handed techniques. Properly trained Ovcharkas have earned obedience and Canine Good Citizen titles, and some are even therapy dogs.
Activity Level: Medium- Low
Weekly Walk Mileage: 8 (minimum)
Activity Per Day: 60 Minutes (minimum)
Maintenance Tools: Slicker brush, Nail Clippers
Brushing Frequency: Twice Weekly