Loyal, strong, and courageous, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a fierce family protector bred to care for flocks and defend the home against wild predators in the rough Caucasus Mountain region. They are also known as Caucasian Mountain Dogs, Russian Bear Dogs, Baskhan (Karachay) Pariy, Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs, or just CO, and there are many variants and types. This massive breed is highly territorial and won’t back down from a fight, even against bears or wolves. Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are intelligent, but their stubborn, independent nature can make them difficult to train, and their natural distrust of strangers and other animals can lead to aggressive tendencies if they are not kept in check by an experienced trainer. This breed is not a good choice for novice owners, and though they are fairly low-energy dogs, the sheer size of Caucasian Shepherd Dogs makes them poorly suited for apartment living and homes with small children. Still, with proper training and socialization, Caucasian Shepherd Dogs can be strong watchdogs, family companions, and even therapy dogs. While they may not appeal to first-time dog owners, Caucasian Shepherd Dogs will reward experienced, patient, consistent trainers with gentle love and affection that will make them excellent lifelong family members. See below for full list of Caucasian Shepherd Dog characteristics!Caucasian Shepherd Dog Pictures Caucasian Shepherd Dog Breed Information & Pictures – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog If you’re looking to buy a Caucasian Shepherd Dog for sale, click here. If you’re looking to buy Caucasian Shepherd Dog puppies, click here.

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Key Vitals of Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Caucasian Shepherd Working Dogs 24 to 34 inches 80 to 220 pounds 110 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Size.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Caucasian Shepherd Dog has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

24 to 34 inches

Weight

80 to 220 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

The Caucasus Mountain region is vast, and shepherds in the area had different needs, resulting in several variants of the breed that were created to provide whatever shepherds required. However, the Caucasian Shepherd Dogs from Georgia are generally considered to be the breed standard by most kennel clubs.Female Caucasian Shepherd Dogs only give birth once a year.Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are fierce guardians of their territory, but they are also fairly low-energy dogs. Weight gain is a strong possibility and should be addressed with proper diet and exercise.The communist USSR used this breed to guard prisoners and kept dogs in army kennels to create new breeds for military use.East Germany used Caucasian Shepherd Dogs to patrol the border created by the Berlin Wall. When the wall came down, dogs were given to German families to live out the rest of their days.The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is one of the most ancient Molosser breeds. Some archaeological findings trace them back to Mesopotamia.Caucasian Shepherd Dog coats come in three lengths and a huge variety of colors. They shed quite a bit, but their thick coats keep them warm even in extremely cold weather.While they are naturally standoffish to strangers and don’t take well to other animals, Caucasian Shepherd Dogs can be very gentle and loving, and some have even become therapy dogs with proper training.