Thinking about purchasing an South Russian Owtcharka? 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 South Russian Owtcharka 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 South Russian Owtcharka 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 South Russian Owtcharka 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 South Russian Owtcharka 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 South Russian Owtcharka and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
South Russian Owtcharka Profile
The South Russian Owtcharka is a large, furry breed that is native to Southern Russia, as the name indicates. There are three close relatives of the South Russian, being the Mid-Asian, Steppe, and Transcaucasian. The Steppe is the rarest of them all. The South Russian Owtcharka remains rare to this day, and its numbers remain low. They are large dogs with profuse hair that is mostly white, grey or beige. They have strong bodies that are well muscled, and drop ears. They somewhat resemble the Old English Sheepdog in appearance. As for temperament, it is sometimes unstable. This breed is rather territorial, protective and aggressive toward strangers. They "require a kingdom to defend" in order to live their purpose, and prefer to guard their property, family, and other animals. The South Russian Owtcharkas are intelligent but strong willed. They need a strong and dominant leader who will not spoil them, as some have states, "You can spoil this breed into a murderer." They are quick for their size, and can react aggressively with little or no warning towards a threat. Fearless and brave, this breed is not usually kept as a pet.
Other Names: Youzhnorusskya ovcharka, Youzhak, South Russian Sheepdog, Ioujnorousskaļa Ovtcharka
Height: 24 - 26
beige, or pale grey, with or without small white or fawn spots.
South Russian Ovcharka is intelligent, easy to train but strong-willed. They
are fearless and protective. This breed is very temperamental, and is not the
best kept solely as a pet. They are willful and independent, but can be affectionate
with family. The Youzhak should not be approached by strangers, but rather should
be allowed to approach them. This breed is very wary with strangers and is said
to be the most biddable of the four Russian Sheepdogs. These dogs are rather
quick to attack with little warning. Owners need to be firm and dominant with
this breed. Other owners have warned, "You can spoil this breed into a murderer."
They are strong minded, vigilant and require an alpha leader. They have great
speed and have been used as search and rescue dogs as well as military guardian
South Russian Owtcharka Care and
Exercise: This breed needs extensive grooming in order to keep
its long, shaggy coat in shape. It should be brushed often to avoid tangles
and mats. This breed also requires abundant exercise, but will most likely get
it simply from inspecting territorial grounds by itself.
Activity: High. They like
to inspect their guarding territories, thus providing adequate exercise for
South Russian Owtcharka Health Issues: This breed is rather healthy, there are none known health problems specific to this breed.
Life Span: 9 - 11 years.
South Russian Owtcharka
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