Lord Sowron: We are getting a Caucasian Ovcharka from a rescue shelter. She is mixed breed although we don't know what with. She is very small for 6 weeks (normally CO's will be to the knee by now) only just above my ankle. She is quite friendly and curious with her "cell mates". I have read by now she should be showing signs of aggression. When other pups are barking at her she barks back with a few puppy growls thrown in for good measure but that is all the aggression we have seen. Should we expect more to show since the CO's are such an aggressive breed?
She was abandoned by her mum and is still in quarantine. Apologies, she is 3 mos old, not 6 weeks. I have done extensive research in the CO breed and plan to give A LOT of socialization. She is the favorite of the little kids that volunteer at the shelter. She is played with often. We see her when we go to Rakvere for supplies for the house. We hope to have all of it done in time to welcome Bao Yu (precious Jade) into our lives.
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Answer by Yo LO! LaLaLaLaLa
Since she's a mix, there is absolutely no way of telling what her temperament will be. You can't look at the standard for either breed and apply it to their offspring. She's not showing agression by barking, she's just playing with the other pups.
Mutts are like a box of Chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.
Answer by Jules77
They were originally bred protect livestock and are assertive, strong-willed, and courageous. Unless you properly socialize and train they can become very aggressive and become unmanageable. They do not trust people they do not know and have a strong urge to protect and defend everything that belongs to them and their family. A CO should not be left alone with children, because if play becomes too rough, they may feel the need to protect children with disastrous results.
You will need to spend a lot of time training and becoming the dominant leader with a lot of mental stimulation and exercise.
6 weeks is far too early to take one of these breeds away from the litter, and I would leave it another few weeks.
Answer by Rise AGAIN!
You're getting a MUTT/MONGREL!
Absolutely *nothing* is ever predictable about *any* sort of mutt.
ALL training/discipline is up to *you*!!!
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