Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Native Romanian shepherd dog breeds have existed for centuries, but they were not officially recognised until very recently. The FCI General Assembly ratified the standard in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005.
Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog adult black and white

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

Country: Romania
Size category: Large
Avg life expectancy: 12-14 years
Gentle / Intelligent / Loyal / Confident / Calm / Even-tempered

Key facts

Makes a great watchdog
Needs a lot of exercise
Requires minimal grooming
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

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