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Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Native Romanian shepherd dog breeds have existed for centuries, but they were not officially recognized until very recently. The FCI General Assembly ratified the standard in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005.

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 characterized 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
Group
FCI Group 1
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

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