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Overview
Originating from the Caucasus Mountain area, the Caucasian Mountain Dog was depended upon to guard villages and flocks. They were also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and government facilities. In the United States they have earned a reputation as trustworthy service dogs. They are also known as the Caucasian Ovtcharka.
Character
A strongly muscled, powerful, and athletic breed, the Caucasian Mountain Dog possesses a very distinctive head and expression. They are most often described as "bear-like". This ferocious defender's body is slightly longer than they are tall with males being more massive and females lighter in build.

Does your Caucasian Mountain Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Caucasian Mountain Dog is affectionate, demonstrative, and gentle with family members. They are highly protective of their family and territory and extremely suspicious of strangers and dogs. This breed is even-tempered, steady, and possess keen senses. Any danger, real or perceived, will result in warning growls and barking. Caucasian Mountain Dog's will not hesitate to respond with lightening-quick speed to protect what or who belongs to them.
Care
Frequent brushing is required to prevent the coat from tangles and matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo to protect the weather-resistant coat. There are no known health problems associated with the Caucasian Mountain Dog breed.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Caucasian Mountain Dog has a double coat which is weather-resistant. The outer coat consists of coarse, longer guard hairs. The undercoat is soft, fine, and dense. There are three types of coats: long, medium, and short.
Training
The Caucasian Mountain Dog is slow to mature and is headstrong. Early socialization is a must. Caucasian Mountain Dog's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and reward. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Caucasian Mountain Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Caucasian Mountain Dog breed is not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best in a rural setting with room to roam and run and a job to do. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
100-150 lbs
Height
Males: 25.5; Females: 24 inches
Color(s)
Piebald, brindle, white, cream, fawn, gray, red
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Anonymous asked:
Would a Caucasian Mountain Dog recognize our neighbors adults and/or children or other neighborhood dogs as friend or foe?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is extremely protective and is not a 'family pet' like a Golden Retriever or Labrador. They are serious guardian and protection dogs and will loyally protect and guard their owners/family/property from anyone they do not know. If you train your Caucasian Mountain Dog puppy to recognize which people/dogs are friends and not foe, then he/she should be easier to work with as an adult -- however, this is not a breed for weak-minded owners/new dog owners. Dog experience is needed 100% with this breed.

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Can a Caucasian Mountain Dog hunt and guard against large predators like Lions and Tigers or grizzly bears?

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Unless you live in a zoo, I would see no need for the dog to be able to guard from all three of those animals. However, the Caucasian Mountain Dog is a hearty, loyal and fierce guardian/protection dog. They need an extreme amount of training and socialization to become good canine citizens. But these dogs are very protective of their owners and land. They would guard it from any outside threat that they were taught to guard from. Bears, wolves, coyote's and mountain lions would be the predators the C.M.D would protect your property from if you taught him/her to do so.

Anonymous asked:
I am a combat veteran of the U.S. Army. I live on a 10 acre farm located in the back woods country in southern West Virginia. I suffer from PTSD. I have done research on the Caucasian Mountain Dog breed, but with my condition...well, would the breed be conducive to it?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is very, very protective of their owners. So if you have a sever moment of PTSD and there are other people around, your dog could become aggressive towards them if they attempt to help you. I would suggest a Newfoundland dog if you are looking for a great companion dog that is loyal, attentive and can easily adapt to a person with PTSD. P.S - Thank you for your service.

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Can the Caucasian Mountain Dog live in Chicago?

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Unless you live in the country, have a large/fenced in back yard, have breed experience or other giant breed/protection breed experience, I would not suggest this dog for you. The area that you live in is fine as long as the dog has access to food, shelter, water and to be able to go inside when weather is extreme if the dog is an outdoor dog. But please do your research on this breed before you decide to get a puppy.

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I have had a good amount of experience with numerous dog beeds large and small and have worked as an obediance training assistant for police and seeing eye dogs. I have a large family (myself, spouse and 6 children) we are active and like long walks we are generally out and about in the evening when there is less traffic and are planning to relocate to a small town. Our family has had several issues with prowlers and this breed has been suggested to me for a new family member. I have read several breeder sites and dog encyclopedia articles about the Caucasian Mountain Dog breed and feel it might be a great choice but would like to here from other owners on there experience with this breed as a companion. We also have a cat and our children range in age from 1-16yrs.

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Although this breed is a great protection and guardian dog, I would never recommend it for people whom have small pets and/or small children. This breed is very large and if the proper training and socialization is not taken upon the owner, then accidents can happen. Any owner of this breed must be a firm owner, they must teach their dog manners as a young pup and stick to their training no matter what. If you are looking for a good 'watch dog', which means that the dog would alert you to something wrong may be a better choice. This way you do not have to worry about your children or the aggression towards strangers that can happen in this breed. Some breeds to think about are the Newfoundland, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and the Leonberger. All of these breeds are good with kids, can be good with small pets and are great protection/watch dogs that are perfectly fine with strangers when their owners tell them that the stranger is okay.

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Ive owned Chow Chows for fifteen years and this breed is by far best. Chow Chows offer protection and affection if raised from a puppy with your kids. They will give there life for the ones they love.

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Updated: 7/7/2015