Gretch: What do you think of this breed?
I was thinking of getting a female Caucasian Ovcharka puppy. She's three months old, and her owner can no longer afford her because he lost his job.
I have several dogs already and 105 acres to run around on (five-foot high fence). We also have horses, a cow, chickens, and sheep.
Would this be a good home for a Caucasian Ovcharka puppy? Also, what is the general temperament of that breed?
Answers and Views:
Answer by Lumi
I have a 13 years old boy dog Caucasian, he is smart and beauty..but now he is having a heart problem and he is under treatment for over 2 years. I am 45 kg and 1.62 cm. but I can tell you that he was never aggressive to me .he was always just like a big nice cat to me. I have him sleeping in the same room with me now as he is old..he hates to have a bath by the way, so my opinion they are good dogs...but need love and care.
Answer by Liz
I would build a fence much higher. Caucasian Ovcharkas are known to scale 8 feet fences with no problem, and I would top of the fence too. these dogs are nothing to play with . they are weapons. make no mistake about it.
Answer by Phil
Train him/her well and you will be fine. Keep her/him around the family a lot till 1 yr.
This breed is extremely aggressive to strangers & it is a killer, meaning they knock their opponent down then go for the throat or stomach. A good percentage of the breed have this 2,000-year-old instinct in them.
Voice commands must be obeyed immediately, release time must be immediate & you must socialize the CO heavily, have people come around a lot, play with other dogs that she/he DOES NOT know. And training must be applied almost constantly until they are 4, their characters change, for example, the CO will love other animals until around 1 1/2 – 2 years of age then suddenly turn into hating them (not your family dogs just dogs they don't know). Postmen will die … your fence must be huge, can't have hikers walking through your land … but protection wise their ADD (active Defensive Drive) is unmatched. Three robbers breaking into your house with guns would have a problem with one of these dogs.
And please remember a Caucasian Ovcharka male (although standardly only 70-80klgs) can reach 110klgs. They can also stand 90 cm high at the shoulder (average is 75-80cm for a correctly fed male). They also have a stronger bite PSI, if given bones to chew on from an early age, than that of a lion.
My male could kill me if he wished, and rather easily.
They are killers to everyone outside the family unless heavily trained.
They more gorgeous and docile and loving than any breed I have owned with the family (this includes anything it considers family, including birds, fish, cats, pet rats) all are extremely safe.
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They do require a "dominant" male but not always to lead them, especially the males.
Teach it heeling manners from a very early age, never let it pull even while in protect mode or anyone with less than 75klgs body weight goes for a concrete swim, they are incredibly strong.
Some videos on the internet and national geographic showing a man being pulled along ... (click for video)
...the dog was not really trying, that was warning mode and if I catch you I will kill you, but this is still a warning. When my Caucasian Ovcharka male (he is better now, heels no matter the mood) reacted to actual aggression he pulled me ten meters at 1 1/2 years old (the breed fully mature and stop growing later than most breeds around 3-4years old, although the last year is always limited in height and mostly muscle growth), I am 100 kilos & 185cm tall, who trains in the gym constantly.
Hope this helps
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I had one growing up. Do you know if there are any breeders in the us?
Yes, there are. Please view our pages Caucasian Shepherd Breeders in the US and Caucasian Shepherd for Sale or Adoption