Mike: Where can I get a Caucasian shepherd/ mountain dog?
I've looked on sites and stuff and i don't see any breeders. Are they hard to get??
any sites would be appreciated, I'm in Pennsylvania
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Answer by linze2go
You need to do very careful research before you think you are ready to get this dog, this is a dog that needs a job, like guarding a flock or something similar. You can buy one and they will cost you around $ 2,000 to $ 4,000. They need extra amounts of socialization and very strict training from an expert in this breed.
The reason I know this is I know of someone who got one and did not train the dog and it bit a child and had to be put down. It used to 'guard' the waste bins in an office as it had nothing else to guard and bit, or lunged at everyone there, was not good at all with the other dogs in the office and was aggressive with all who came into contact with her.
Careful, careful, careful on this dog breed not for anyone who doesn't know what they are doing with large, stubborn, strong and protective dogs.
Just to show you I am not exaggerating with this dog breed, look what I found on Wikipedia:
Caucasian Shepherds are typically assertive, brave, alert, strong, hardy and courageous to a fault. They are probably the most aggressive natural guard dog bred in domesticity and truly second to none in bellicosity towards strangers.
Unless properly socialised, they may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies. They seldom have time for strangers (but will greet family friends warmly) and have powerful guarding instincts. 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 as such will fall under its guardianship. Owing to their size and nature these dogs should not be left alone with children.
Answer by Jenny
put the breed name into the search engine of your choice. there are several; one is in Ohio
Answer by Angel Wolf 13
Hi…..I am starring this for our Breed Experts……Please listen to them and do a massive amount of research on them. This topic has been discussed here before.
Do a search on it and you will see what the poster is trying to warn you of.
This dog is for experienced dog owners only who understand this breed.
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