shaun: Caucasian mountain shepherds? ?
I am wanting to get a dog, and I am leaning towards the Caucasian mountain shepherd mainly because of the size and look of them. but do they make a good pet or will I be getting in over my head I don't know anything about them other then they are awesome looking!
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Answer by dan
ovacvhar dogs, are related to the cms... these adogs are extremely large, powerful and dangerous!
Answer by Damon’s Mom
I grew up around 5 of these dogs (3 were absolutely wonderful, the other 2 were dangerous.) so I have a little bit of information to share with you.
Please do your research before getting one of these dogs!
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are wonderful dogs if brought up by the right owner. These dogs need a FIRM leader and tend to not be good with children. So if you have children in your home or in your neighborhood then this is not the breed of dog for you. They have a very strong protective nature that can cause them to become overly aggressive at times. And even go into a full out rage. If not properly socialized they will snap at humans they do not see as Alphas in an attempt to herd them and show dominance. They do not do well with strangers at all. They have also been known to attack their owners if they view their owners as not “Top dog” or Alpha of the pack.
They do not make good apartment dogs. They also do not make good dogs for small or medium sized yards. They need acreage to really thrive. These dogs do well in the cold because of its thick coat and tend to overheat in hot weather. If these dogs do not have proper exercise and a job they tend to become aggressive, nervous, and will get themselves into a lot of trouble. They have been known to kill chickens, cows, and sheep so if you have neighbors with these animals you will have to make sure your dog is properly trained and introduced to them as a puppy. He/ she will also need to know that is it absolutely out of the question to very go for these or any other animal with the intent to hurt, herd, etc.
If you or your neighbors have cats, or small- medium sized dogs then you should not get this dog. They have a very high prey drive and will and have been known to kill smaller animals even with proper training and having grown up with them.
I hope I could shine some light on this breed. Please keep in mind while not all of the dogs in this breed will be like this you will have to be a strong willed person to train them and keep them under control. Good luck and please try to find another breed of dog.
Answer by Jeannine de Palma
Ovcharka means shepherd dog or dog to graze with sheep. Any breed of dog is dangerous if not bred or raised correct. The South Russian Ovcharka is the toughest, the Caucasian ovcharka is in the middle based on temperament , the central asian ovcharka which varies in type lower. Yes not for average owner but not dangerlous. Some Co and CAo are therapy dogs proving not all created equal.
Answer by ArtFl
I would put them in different order: Caucasian Ovcharka is the toughest, then the Central Asian Ovcharka, and then the South Russian Ovcharka.
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