Bo D: Can somebody help me out with my puppy?
I live in a very small effeciency in a large city, and my brother just left for Russia and he's irresponsible and dropped me off a puppy he had bought but lost interest in a week later. It's 7 weeks old and it's a breed I'm having trouble finding out much about.
It's called a Caucasian Ovcharka.
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It's already the size of most dogs at 7 weeks, and the best way I can describe it's personality, is it vicously attacks everything it sees. It's already killed my ferret and when I tried to stop it from eating it, it bit my hand and just snarled until I gave up.
I don't understand, I'm being nice to it. Will it get much bigger?
I have twin infants...will he be gentle with them?
Will he be nice to all the guests I always have coming over?
I only found one person that knows anything about them, and he says they grow to 300 pounds, eat wolves, hate everyone accept their master, don't even accept their master half the time, and will kill anyone that ever walks in the door.
I think he's just trying to tease me...right?
I mean...how tough can it be the raise this dog?
p.s.- I had a springer before so I know what im doing?
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Answer by bergie
The Caucasian Ovtcharka's original purpose was to protect livestock. The typical Caucasian Ovtcharka is assertive, strong-willed, and courageous. Unless properly socialized and trained, the Caucasian Ovtcharka may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies. It is very brave, alert, strong and hardy. It distrusts people it does not know and it has a powerful urge to defend. Everything and everyone who belongs to the family, including children, cats, other dogs, etc, will be regarded by this dog as part of "its" family and will be respected and protected. This dog should not be left alone with children, because if play becomes too rough, the Caucasian Ovtcharka my feel the need to protect your child, and may do it extensively. It has no time for strangers, but it will greet family friends warmly. It can be rather dominate towards other dogs it does not know. Some German fanciers employ the dogs as foremost guardians and deterrents. This is not a dog for everyone. It requires an owner who knows how to display strong leadership and who is willing to spend a lot of time socializing and training.
Height: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm.)
Weight: 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg.)
The Caucasian Ovtcharka is not recommended for apartment life. They need space and will do best with at least a large yard. Because its thick coat protects it so well, it can happily cope with living out-doors provided it has proper shelter.
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