Species group: Unrecognized and Rare Breed dogs
Other name(s): Bukovina Sheepdog; Bucovina Shepherd; Caine Ciobanesc de Bucovina; Ciobanesc Romanesc de Bucovina
The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is a large livestock guardian dog breed which originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and Serbia. Developed to fight against dangerous predators like bears and wolves as well as human thieves, this powerful dog has a strong drive to protect its family (especially the children). Like other powerful guardian breeds, it does not belong in the hands of irresponsible, abusive, or easily intimidated owners.
The Ciobanesc Romanesc de Bucovina was provisionally accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 2013. The first breed standard was written in 1982 and updated in 2001 by the Asociatia Chinologica Romana (Romanian Kennel Club).
Appearance / health:
The Bukovina Sheepdog is a large, strong, well-built, muscular dog with a massive head and a wide skull. The muzzle is moderately long and tapers a little. The eyes are small compared to the skull. The ears are V-shaped and hang close to the neck. The neck is bulky, strong, not very long, and without dewlap. The body is slightly longer than its height, and is massive with a well supported back. The tail is bushy and long, drooping low when the dog is relaxed, and standing erect in a sickle-like shape high on the back, when it is alert or excited. The legs are strong and muscular.
The Bukovina does not require special grooming but a daily brushing helps to keep the dog clean.
They require regular exercise. Walks and jogs are necessary on a daily basis to keep them healthy.
Bukovina Sheepdogs are generally healthy. No health issues specific to these dogs are known.
Behavior / temperament:
The Bukovina Sheepdog is courageous and can be extremely aggressive when it encounters potential predators. Moreover, it normally does not trust strangers. They make excellent guard dogs and watchdogs.
Early obedience training and socialization is necessary for all dog breeds. The Bukovina Sheepdog is intelligent. Some dogs may be a bit stubborn. Training using positive reinforcement methods is likely to succeed.
The Bukovina Sheepdog barks powerfully with a low tone that is audible from far. However, they are not noisy.
big calm dog, massive dog, great guards, great companions, cool climates, little children
alarm sistem, Carpathian mountains, authority figure, excellent watchdogs
Ozzy Pawsbourne - The Prince of Barkness
Ozzy has been a part of my family for one year now and we're very happy to have it. Our cat was pretty scared in the beginning but now they absolutely get along with each other. It was him using the cat as a pillow, but now things have changed and Ozzy became more like a king size bed for it. When my father brought Ozzy home I was really excited! He was just like a walking mini-football ball.
When getting this kind of dog...or any kind of dog, I suggest you would let it sleep with you for a couple of days, so it would be easier for it to get used to the environment and I believe that all the people that are used to coming at your place should meet it in its early age because those it meets when it's young will stay forever in its heart. When it comes to behavior there aren't many things to be discussed. All you have to do is to make sure that it is well trained and all it needs to learn are the basics, because inside them, these dogs are all great watch dogs.
It is crucial that only ONE person takes care of the dog. By that, we understand feeding, walking, cleaning etc. and it is important not to feed him at the same time with the others. A Bucovina Shepherd must win his food and so you will gain is absolute respect and loyalty.
Even if you don't pay that much for the dog itself, you are going to invest some money in its food, given its size.
Anyway, this kind of dog is really great for a family! He's loyal, he's smart, he's protective and he loves the little children. Once he gets to play with them, they're as safe as safe can be. Don't think about any cost when buying a Bucovina Shepherd. Only think if you're ready to love them, because they sure are!.
From Viorel Jun 10 2015 4:21PM
Great for dogs with arthritis
As dogs get older they can develop arthritis and it can make it a little harder to get around. These are great at providing extra support and comfort to your dog when they are lying down on the floor. This will give them something to lay on besides the floor. It can also provide extra support when they go to get up as well. The only downside, is they have to use it in order to benefit from it! If they don't really sleep on dog beds, buying this might be a waste of money unfortunately. But it is definitely worth a try!! The price can vary according to size and brand. There are many different brand options out there for you to choose from. Id recommend shopping around and looking at the reviews on which one would be the best fit for your pup..
From Tabitha Wickett 125 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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