Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s mission in life “is to protect and defend, and they will do whatever is necessary to achieve that mission.” These words of Tamara Follett, a well-known Caucasian Ovcharka breeder, make a good introduction to this video.
“Their protective reaction, Tamara explains on her website, is termed in the standard "actively defensive". Read, the dog will attack anyone, repeat anyone, that he perceives to be a threat to his home or family.
In every respect, the responsibility required to effectively control this breed is that needed for a loaded gun with the safety off. You don't leave it laying around, you know where it is every minute, you know who is in control of it and that they have been trained in the proper and safe handling of it, and you keep and maintain it in a controlled manner.”
Vambo, the victim, shares his experience: I was attacked by a Caucasian Ovcharka and had very serious wounds. It was unprovoked. The owner had it off the lead and it had NO RECALL and was unable to pull it back by the collar because of its strength. Now the dog will probably be destroyed because the owner is too lazy to train it properly.
Please don’t get one of these dogs unless you are prepared to train it. They are VERY dangerous when owned by the wrong sort of people. Not even an apology and I could have been killed.
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Some of your comments:
Jordan B: First guard dog video I've seen where the dogs actually knock the people to the ground. Great video and an awesome Caucasian Mountain dog breed.
AllForDogs: Awesome video. One of the strongest dog breeds.
Andreas Nordim: What is this? Bunch of skinheads wanting a "coon dog" That dog is dangerous no doubt at that, no limits whatsoever? For the purpose of guarding a highly sensitive military installation yes he would be ok, for any other purpose he is just a dangerous dog ??
prab singh: I wouldn't want to be the guys who ate getting tested on full body armor or not. one wrong move and dog get to the face or neck it's game over. Savage, savage dog. makes other breeds look weak.
James Dean: Strongest dog breed! and yet there are some idiots who think a pitbull would have a chance against these beasts hahah.
CroMisanthropy 1488: I don't know why is there so much hatred about pit bulls!? These dogs are stronger than pit bulls of course, but the pit bull is the strongest dog for his size. If pit bulls were taller with the same stamina and same look, they would be a lot stronger than Caucasian Mountain dogs. But you can't compare pit bulls which are smaller dogs with smaller teeth, if this caucasian just jump on the pit bull, they couldn't get this dog from him just because of weight.
There are cases where pit bulls run away from these dogs as much as they can and wait till Caucasians get tired because they are too big, and then attack them. But if they are bitten by Caucasians at the beginning of the fight, pits would lose.
P.S. I'm talking about game breed Pits. Even there are cases where even Amstaffs beat down dogs like this or other bigger dogs. I remember the story about Amstaff called Zirus that beaten Šarplaninac dog which is very very similar to the Caucasian shepherd
crotchrocket00: German and other shepherds drag you to the ground, Caucasians are like... RAMMING SPEED!
Actually, GSD's are one of the smartest dogs in the world. While Caucasians are larger and have more force to attack, the only dog to that even has a chance to be smarter is a border collie.
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AB: Livestock guardians, including the Caucasian, are much smarter than the programmable dogs like Malinois, GSD, etc. LSGs look for a vulnerability like the unprotected throat...they don't attack padded arms. They need to be carefully taught, not trained or neglected, or they'll be a big liability rather than an asset.
I was considering a Caucasian Ovcharka but got a Maremma to be my protector instead. At a year old, she is beginning to growl at unsavory types. It's amazing what they can sense. I feel sorry for the sweet yet protective Caucasians that go to "tough guys" who need a vicious dog.
Rbuffdogs: These people (the agitators) must have a death wish, lol. Amazing attack style. I sure hope those muzzles stay on.
tcat 117: I have a friend that professionally trains guard dogs. I made a bet that I could evade one of his Caucasian shepherds. I should have taken a clue that he gave me a 5-minute head start. I ran into a big empty building and at 5:45 that friggin dog had me on the floor. Even with the protective suit on I got the living shit beat outta me. That beast slammed me against every nearby surface and shook me like a red-headed stepchild. I lost $20 and broke my nose.
Susana Luz Correia: These dogs are not for inexperienced or "soft" owners. The current trend of "positive reinforcement" does not work with them and you have to be old school in order to deal with your CO or CAO or Kangal. Those breeds are completely different from other, more known, powerful breeds like Pits, Rotts, etc. I give you a simple example: if they attack you can scream commands all you want, they will keep at it until you go there and physically pull them out. :)