Caucasian Ovcharka

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

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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.

Common Traits

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

Average Size

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 Needs

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