Thinking about purchasing an Sarplaninac? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Sarplaninac breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.
Fundamental requirements for a being a good Sarplaninac owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Sarplaninac and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Sarplaninac Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Sarplaninac and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Sarplaninac Breed Profile
The Sarplaninac has a heavy bone structure and thick coat that gives it the appearance of a bigger dog. Actually this dog is a medium-sized dog that's body is slightly longer than its height at the withers The head of this dog is in proportion to the size of it's body. Ears are V-shaped and the tail is long. Despite being slightly smaller than many other livestock guarding breeds, the Sarplaninac is characterized by extraordinary strength and large teeth, making it a formidable adversary of predatory animals. The Sarplaninac has a typical livestock guarding temperament: highly intelligent and independent; devoted to family members and wary of strangers; calm and steady but fearless and quick to react to perceived threats.
Other Names: Sar Planina, Macedonian-Yugoslav Shepherd Dog - Sharplaninec, Charplaninatz, Illyrain Sheepdog
Type: Flock Guard
Height: 22-24 inches.
Colors: Gray, White, Tan
Sarplaninac is slightly smaller than many other livestock guarding breeds.
This dog breed has great strength and large teeth to scare off predators. It
is a highly intelligent and independent dog that is devoted to family
members and wary of strangers. The Sarplaninac is calm normally but will
become fearless if threatened.
Care and Training:
The Sarplaninac needs firm but consistent training. Make sure the sessions
are short so that the dog does not become bored. The Sarplaninac needs to be
bathed only when necessary to avoid drying out the dog's skin. This dog also
needs to be brushed weekly.
Activity: Needs daily
Health Issues: -
Life Span: 11-13 years
Country of Origin:
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