Monday, March 25, 2013

Rare Breed Monday - Caucasian Ovcharka

I started last week with a rare dog breed - the Xoloitzcuintli - and it seems a good way to start every week. From now on, I will attempt to have a Rare Breed Monday. Rare, in this case, will be defined as "dogs the writer never heard of." ;-)

Image of Caucasian Ovcharka from
Today's dog is the Caucasian Ovcharka, also known as Caucasian Shepherd and Caucasian Sheepdog. This is a working dog who usually guards livestock. It is known to be robust, faithful, and protective.

The Ovcharka is a big dog; the minimum height for females is 25 inches, and the minimum height for males is 27 inches. Males weigh from 110 lbs and up.

This is an extremely hardy dog who can tolerate many different temperatures and climates.


  1. When my mom went to a shelter in Germany she was going to get one of these dogs but it was in bad shape and hated female humans so she could not adopt it and ended up getting my Kuvasz sister instead, but they are great dogs. Mom likes big dogs, she calls me and my 40 lbs tiny ;)

  2. Wow what a big beauty reminds me of beauty and the beast!

  3. I have definitely never heard of this one! Looks like a giant bear!

  4. Thank you all for coming by! I don't think I've ever seen one of these in real life, but he looks so huggable! =D

  5. Vlad wants to know if you've ever heard of Black Russian Terriers. They have CO in them you know.