bcgal: does anyone own a "thunderhawk-caucasian" dog? how are their temperments?
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Answer by Elke M
Its called a Caucasian Ovcharka. The Thunderhawk is the name of the kennel where they breed them.
I used to own one for 10 years. Let me tell you this dog was awsome. But it is not a dog for an inexperienced dog owner. I had a female that topped out at a weight of 160 pounds. Very protective over their owners !!!!! A great dog for the family, but very scary for strangers. No need to be scared with this dog around if you have it in the house.
The smartest dog I have ever had. Lots of hair, need lots of brushing. I would get another one in a heartbeat.
Answer by Katie
Thunderhawk Caucasians is a kennel name! They're one of the only ethical breeders in North America who breed purebred CO.
My CO is from ThunderHawk, and I swear by their breeding programme. They produce some of the loveliest, fiercly protective and most wonderful dogs I've ever had the priviledge of meeting.
When I got my CO from them, "ThunderHawk's Royal Spice" (AKA Jade) I had access to 24/7 'puppy support'. ANYTHING that I had a question about, the breeder is just a phone call away. She is the woman who WROTE THE BOOK on these dogs – my copy sits well-loved and dog-eared on my bedside table.
Filed away in my filing cabinet is my 100% money back written guarantee for genetic health/temperament, signed by both myself and the breeder – FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE DOG. And if there are any genetic or temperament flaws that make themselves visible, I can get my money back AND KEEP THE DOG. If that isn't faith in one's breeding programme, I don't know what is.
Elke M is right – not for the inexperienced owner. Also right in saying that when you have a CO from ThunderHawk, even if you're a jumpy person, you sleep like the dead at night. This is the same dog that has protected me, my partner and our house against threats with hellish ferocity, but is currently flopped down on her back in the living room with her tongue hanging out a country mile while my partner Paul rubs her belly. If you want/need serious protection AND a loving companion, you can really only go with ThunderHawk.
The correct website is http://www.thunderhawkcaucasians.com .
I write about my experiences as an owner of a ThunderHawk CO on my blog http://ktjade.weebly.com/.
Hope that helps! Katie
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