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Karst Shepherd Dog

Despite their imposing stature, Karst Shepherd Dogs are harmonious, elastic, well-coordinated movers. Trotting, their preferred gait, shows them off at their most elegant.

About the Karst Shepherd Dog

Karst Shepherd Dogs are superb herders and good guards. Nowadays, while they are employed for guarding and defence, most of all they are family dogs, although they continue to be born sheepdogs. These medium-sized dogs are harmonious and robust, with well-developed muscles and a strong constitution.

Famed for their good character, bravery and courage, Karst Shepherd Dogs are very devoted and moderately lively. As guard dogs they are incorruptible. Distrustful of strangers, but nevertheless pleasant, obedient companion dogs that retains a strong sense of individuality.

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

Breed specifics

Country
Slovenia
Group
FCI Group 2
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
11–12 years

Confident / Independent / Even-tempered / Obedient

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great family dog

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