Why is the Caucasian Shepherd such a unique dog?
26 September, 2018
Why is the Caucasian Shepherd such a unique dog?
The Caucasian shepherd dog is an indigenous species originated from the Caucasian region. In the past, this dog used to guard fortresses in Siberia. Nowadays, they serve to accompany shepherds and to guard the territories and houses. Most species of the dogs are trained to guard or defend, while shepherd dogs are born with these skills.
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Caucasian Sheep Dogs, Photo courtesy: www.zooclub.ambebi.ge

Shepherd dogs live about 10-12 years. Average life of the dog depends on how it is taken care of
by their masters. Its major characteristics are loyalty to its master, aggression towards unfamiliar people and awareness of the limits and territories of its authority.
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Georgian Sheep Dogs, Photo courtesy: www.agrokavkaz.ge

The famous cynologist Aleksandre Mazoveri examined the shepherd dogs of the Caucasus in the 50s and gave the descriptions of each of the types. He established the standards of the shepherd dog. According to his information, the most beautiful type of the shepherd dog is the Georgian one. The Georgian shepherd has a big head and a breast, a large torso and a thick, dense coat.
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Georgian Sheep Dogs, Photo courtesy: www.agrokavkaz.ge

Generally, shepherd dogs are predators and eat meat. But these days, they are fed with artificial dog food. They are supposed to live in an open space rather than in a house or a block of flats. They should not walk on a floor. They need to be taken out for walks. Anyone planning to have the dog should first consider if they can provide proper living conditions for it.

First photo courtesy: www.canophilia.wordpress.com

Source: Georgian cynologist Gia Giorgadze

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