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Qualities of Georgian Shepherd – First ever Georgian dog breed
04 July, 2018
First-ever Georgian dog breed that you might not have heard of is the Georgian Shepherd, also known as the “Kazbegian Kosa”. It is the oldest sort of Georgian dog breed out there. The Georgian Shepherd was registered as a breed in 2001. It is called “Kazbegian” however, it can also be found in the Kakheti region.
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Georgian Shepherd, Photo courtesy: www.alchetron.com

The Georgian Shepherds are aboriginal species. They have a very exotic and beautiful exterior appearance and are known to be
fearless, brave and strong. Due to their exotic qualities the shepherds are very popular in Georgia.They chase the wolves until the boundary line, knowing that after the boarder it’s up to other dogs to do the job. This is their combat strategy. They’re known to be the best guards of a territory as well as very responsible. According to a well-known expert, in order to genetically analyze the breed the expenses of the research and the donor will cost around 10 thousand Euros. They are characterized as loyal, brave, strong, and most importantly extremely clever.
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"Kazbegian Kosa", Photo courtesy: www.tourist.ge

Male Georgian Shepherds grow to about 75 to 85 centimeters in height. They’re known to be physically strong boned dogs weighting around 65 to 90 kilograms. They’re muscular and athletic, used as guard dogs and for defending sheep from its predators.
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Photo courtesy: www.bib.ge

The appearance of a Georgian shepherd is mostly covered in thick double coat of fur. It can be any color such as black, grey, tan or white etc. Their life span is approximately 11 to 12 years. To care for a Georgian Shepherd it must be exercised daily or on a regular basis by taking it out for a walk or having a play time. They’re not house dogs, so they do not get well-adjusted to apartments and small spaces, they’d much rather prefer houses with big yards where they can run around freely.
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Georgian Shepherd Puppy, Photo courtesy: www.forum.ge

As for keeping them as pets, they’re not highly recommended for first time dog owners; however, as they’re known to be guard dogs, they come in handy while guarding a property.

The first photo courtesy: www.kvirispalitra.ge

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