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Caucasian Shepherd Dog

General Description

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a fierce family protector. They were bred to care for flocks and defend the home against wild predators in the rough Caucasus Mountain region.

General Health

The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is considered a healthy breed, but like many giant breeds, they can be prone to hip dysplasia.

Hereditary Illnesses

The Caucasian is a generally healthy breed, but he has some health conditions that can be a concern, especially if you aren't cautious about whom you buy from. They include hip dysplasia and cataracts.

Character and Temperament

Strong, alert, dominant, powerful, quick and calm


No special requirements


Though they love to lounge around and will try to be your 170-pound lap dog when at home, a Caucasian shepherd requires a fair amount of regular exercise. It should include good long walks and play in a fenced yard (if you have one)


The thick coat should be brushed twice a week to remove loose or dead hairs and prevent matting. 

Caucasian Shepherd Dogs go through a heavy shed once a year.


 It was developed in the Soviet Union about 1920 from dogs of the Caucasus Mountains and the steppe regions of Southern Russia.


Average Life Expectancy


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