About the Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog

This relatively big breed is agile and never heavy, generally coming across as a vigorous dog. It has been used to guard herds for many hundreds of years. It is also prized as a watchdog. These brave innate guardians have an instinctive and unconditional attachment to their herd and herdsman.

These are dignified, calm, well balanced dogs. Appearance-wise the breed is characterised by a rectangular body. Males and females are easy to tell apart: males are taller and stronger.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Romania
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FCI Group 1
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Gentle / Intelligent / Loyal / Confident / Calm / Even-tempered

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  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires minimal grooming